If you’re in the area, just a heads-up that I’ll be speaking at the following events:

PASSMN Minnesota SQL Server User Group
    3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437
Date:    March 18, 2014
Time:    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

SQLSaturday #287
Location: 6000 American Parkway, Building A, Madison, WI 53783
Date: March 29, 2014
Time: My session is in the morning, but there is a ton of good content all day!

I’ll be delivering the presentation “Practical SQL Server Cardinality Estimation”.  The session summary is as follows:

What is cardinality estimation and why should you care? In this session we’ll cover the mechanics behind cardinality estimation and why it is so very critical to overall query performance. We’ll cover concepts applicable to the last few major versions of SQL Server and also preview cardinality estimator changes being introduced in SQL Server 2014.

Hope to see you there!