Neil Hambly is a Senior DBA @ Confio Software, having held various SQL Server roles during the last 14 years @ market leading companies (Accenture, ABN AMRO, BBC, iProfile, MDSL)
He has considerable Experience in SQL Server starting with version 6.5 through to the latest 2012 release. A regular International speaker @ SQL conference & User Group, he also leads the SQL London PASS Chapter (UK). Frequently found studying the inner workings of SQL Server, as well as an avid Tweeter @Neil_Hambly.
DAC(Data Tier Applications) a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2, learn how this new feature can fit into your database deployment lifecycle strategies, monitor the health & performance of your DAC applications using Utility Explorer
Not to be confused with the Rugby / Football ditties, but actually an in-depth look @ "Waits" Side of the well-known "Waits & Queues" methodology
With focus in this session on interpreting the information in the (DMV) sys.dm_os_wait_stats
This session was first given @ SQLBits 8, with the upcoming Denali release we can not only revisit this topic once more, but add to it further showing techniques and enhancements to the "Waits" analysis now possible with the latest SQL release
The Enterprise only feature "Compression" can make a HUGE difference to your storage requirements and we will examine this feature in detail, integrate this into your strategies, finding objects which your should use this one
SQL Server 2012 brings a wide range of changes, including a key change in how SQL Server memory is managed. Earlier releases of SQL Server have two memory managers, which have now been merged into one, discover all these important changes