PASS Summit 2013 Summary

The PASS Summit 2013 was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is a big change from the usual location in Seattle. This new location may have been more successful in attracting what seemed to be an unusually high number of first-time attendees, which I think is a good thing. I heard fewer complaints during the […]

Scaling SQL Server 2012 Pre-Conference Session

In just a couple of weeks, I will be giving a full day pre-conference session at the SQLPASS 2013 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. My pre-conference session will be on Monday, October 14, 2013. This pre-con’s going to be a lot of fun, and it will be a great way to kick off the SQLPASS […]

24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview

I had the opportunity to present a preview session of my upcoming day-long pre con, Scaling SQL Server 2012 for the last slot of the 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview starting at 5:00AM Mountain Time on August 1. I think the session went pretty well, after some initial technical difficulties on my part. The […]

Upcoming Speaking Events

On July 25, I will be presenting for the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter at 12PM Mountain Time. I will be giving my Hardware 201 presentation. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best […]

Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware

I had the opportunity to present Hardware 201 in Boulder on June 18 and then do it again in Denver on June 20. It was fun presenting to both user’s groups nearly back to back. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is […]

Speaking at Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18

I will be speaking at the Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18, 2013. I will be presenting an updated version of  Hardware 201. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best […]

Speaking at PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte

I found out last week that I will be presenting two sessions at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The first one will be a full-day pre-conference session on Scaling SQL Server 2012. This will be an updated and reorganized version of the preconference session that I have given this year in Lisbon Portugal, […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday #188 in Lisbon, Portugal

I have the opportunity to present a full-day preconference session on Friday, March 15, 2013, and then present two regular sessions on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at SQLSaturday #188 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first time I have spoken at a SQLSaturday outside of the United States, and I am really looking forward to […]

Migrating to SQL Server 2012

On October 16, 2012, I had the opportunity to speak at the second meeting of the Northern Colorado Database Professionals (NOCODP) on September 17, in Loveland, CO. I presented a preview version of my PASS Summit 2012 session about how to migrate to SQL Server 2012. The abstract is below: Migrating to SQL Server 2012 […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday #145 in Nashville, TN on October 13

I will be travelling to Nashville, TN to speak at SQLSaturday #145 on October 13, 2012. I will be presenting Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware. Here is the abstract: Making the right hardware selection decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and […]