Richard Douglas is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard was the founder  of the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group and has spoken at several PASS events including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally's and SQL Saturdays. Previously Richard had also regularly presented webinars for former employer Quest/Dell Software and PASS Virtual Chapters on various SQL Server related topics and was a technical reviewer on two SQL Server 2012 books. Richard can be contacted via Twitter @SQLRich or on his blog http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk

Sessions

Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
In this session, you'll gain invaluable guidance for optimizing your backup strategies. Using trace flags the session will cover how SQL Server manages its own backup options and how you can tune them to meet your SLAs.
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.
In this demo-packed session, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks for SQL code tuning. Using both free and paid tools from SQL Sentry, you’ll learn tips and tricks you can immediately apply to your SQL code, not to mention the free tools!
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.