4th - 7th May 2016

Liverpool

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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
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Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.
You're a DBA who's struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You're facing a sea of confusing numbers, and you don't know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics.
You're hearing a lot about the new features in SQL Server, but you're not hearing a lot about the drawbacks. Ever wonder why? Join Brent Ozar, the guy behind DBAreactions.com, for a sarcastic, funny look at SQL Server 2014's "features" and bugs.

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Where Clauses and Empty Tables 03 May 2016
Sometimes SQL is the presentation layer And when it is, you end up doing a lot of concatenating. This isn’t about performance, or trying to talk you out of SQL as the presentation layer, this is just something you should … Continue reading →

SQL Interview Question: “Talk me through this query.” 02 May 2016
Last month’s post “For Technical Interviews, Don’t Ask Questions, Show Screenshots” was a surprise hit, and lots of folks asked for more details about the types of screenshots I’d show. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share a few more. … Continue reading ...

SQL Server 2016 Release Date: June 1, 2016 02 May 2016
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for! Microsoft just announced the SQL Server 2016 Release Date: June 1, 2016. This PDF lays out the differences between editions, and here’s a few points that stand out: Standard Edition now goes … Continue reading →

[Video] Office Hours 2016 2016/04/27 30 Apr 2016
This week, Brent, Erik, Jessica, Angie, and Tara discuss SQL service packs, partial restores, breaking replication, backups, as well as their favorite TV shows. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to our … Continue reading →

Updated the StackOverflow SQL Server Database Torrent to 2016-03 29 Apr 2016
The StackOverflow XML Data Dump was recently updated with 2016-03 data, so I’ve updated our torrent of the SQL Server database version of the Stack Overflow data dump. Fun facts about the database and its real-world-ness: 95GB in size 29,499,660 posts spanning … Continue reading →