Tag Archives: SQL Server

May 2012 ~ On beyond Zebra AdventureWorks OR where did I go wrong? ~ Steve Simon

  Presenter: Steve Simon Topic: On beyond Zebra AdventureWorks OR where did I go wrong? Downloads: http://tinyurl.com/talkz Mentioned Link: Parameter Sniffing     No matter how well planned and executed, the data structures of any data warehouse oft times eventually … Continue reading

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Apr 2012 ~ Aviation Disasters & IT Lessons From Them ~ Mike Walsh

  Presenter: Mike Walsh Topic: Aviation Disasters & IT Lessons From Them Downloads: Slides   What does a plane crash have to do with technical skills? You might be surprised. There are many lessons to be learned from disasters. Most … Continue reading

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Mar 2012 ~ SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour ~ SQL PASS

March 28, 2012 1:30 PM – 5:15 PM Microsoft 201 Jones Road, Sixth Floor Waltham, Massachusetts 02451   The time to activate is now. In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, we’re engaging in a pre-launch … Continue reading

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Mar 2012 ~ T-SQL Deployment and Continuous Integration ~ Grant Fritchey

  Presenter: Grant Fritchey Topic: T-SQL Deployment and Continuous Integration Downloads: Slides   While most T-SQL developers focus on writing quality T-SQL code and efficient queries, what they often forget is how it should best be deployed. This includes deployment … Continue reading

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Feb 2012 ~ Policy based management ~ Scott Abrants

  Presenter: Scott Abrants Topic: Policy based management with SQL Server 2008 R2 Downloads: Slides   Policy Based Management – A tool to manage consistency across an environment Have you found yourself tasked with managing settings and environment definitions across … Continue reading

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Jan 2012 ~ Operational mistakes to avoid ~ Mike Hillwig

Presenter: Mike Hillwig Topic: Operational mistakes to avoid Downloads: Slides How often do you launch a remote desktop session to your SQL Server? And how often do you ALTER a TABLE during peak hours? These can cause performance problems. Mike … Continue reading

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Dec 2011 ~ Virtualization and SAN Basics for Database Administrators ~ Brent Ozar

  Presenter: Brent Ozar – SQL Server MVP Topic: Virtualization and SAN Basics for Database Administrators   These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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Nov 2011 ~ Partitioning Techniques ~ Andy Novick

  Presenter: Andy Novick of Novick Software Topic: Partitioning Techniques   Partitioning techniques in SQL Server help the developer and DBA manage large quantities of data and improve query performance in a variety of situations. This presentation demonstrates the techniques … Continue reading

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Sep 2011 ~ How to audit and prevent unwanted user actions ~ John Miner

  Presenter: John Miner of Sensata Technologies Topic: How to audit and prevent unwanted user actions   Many corporations are composed of small divisions located in countries throughout the world. While you might be the lead DBA for your corporation, … Continue reading

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Aug 2011 ~ Double Feature ~ John Miner & Grant Fritchey

  Presenter: John Miner of Sensata Technologies Topic: Working with bit patterns   In today’s manufacturing environment, production lines are automated with robotics and sensors. Many of these low end microprocessors and/or integrated circuits are designed for specific tasks such … Continue reading

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