New features plus excellent tips & tricks – 2016 is looking great!

There are so many exciting things going on this year and it’s just getting started! If I’m being honest, I haven’t been as excited for a new release of SQL Server for a long time. Don’t get me wrong – I love new features and I love fixes but I’m also a firm believer in “if it ain’t […]

SQLintersection Spring 2016 – Our best line-up yet!

As we head into our 7th SQLintersection this April, I’m excited to say that it’s one of our most diverse, complete, and information-packed shows yet! We’ve added a 3rd precon day to our show and with our postcon day, there are 9 full-day workshops from which to choose. We have 3 SQL keynotes that are […]

Our 5th SQLintersection is coming up in May 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching our 5th co-located SQLintersection & DEVintersection events… if you’re interested in how we got here – check out some of my past posts: SQLintersection: a new year, a new conference SQLintersection’s Fall Conference – It’s all about ROI! Fall SQLintersection is coming up soon and we can’t wait! SQLintersection Conference and […]

SQLintersection Conference and SQLafterDark Evening Event – what a fantastic week in Vegas!

      It’s been a busy few weeks… and it all came together amazing well last week as we had our twice yearly SQLintersection conference (the Fall event is usually held in Las Vegas). It was only 2 years ago that we decided to move to a different format and really handle a conference […]

Building High Performance Stored Procedures

[NOTE: Update 12 Nov 2014. The most recent bug (KB article KB2965069) is THANKFULLY very unlikely for most environments (mentioned below). As a result, I’m glad to say that we can use OPTION (RECOMPILE) as a much easier (and safer) solution. So, while I’ll still leave solution 3 as an option if you run into troubles with […]

Fall SQLintersection is coming up soon and we can’t wait!

In just a couple of weeks (9-14 November 2014), we’ll be at our twice-yearly conference, SQLintersection. We’re really looking forward to it as our conference is different than many others… our sessions are hand-picked and combined to create daily “tracks” with themes. Often, I’ll even ask a speaker if they could talk about x or y or z […]

SQLintersection’s Fall Conference – It’s all about ROI!

Brent [Ozar] beat me to the punch this morning with his fantastic post on SQLintersection’s Fall conference here: SQL Intersection Registration Open but, I wanted to second that with a few more details. I first blogged about our new [in 2013] conference here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/kimberly/sqlintersection-new-conference/ and when we had only just planned our first event, we just weren’t quite […]

SQLintersection: a new year, a new conference

UPDATE (April 17, 2013): We just finished our FIRST SQLintersection conference with wild success. We’re currently working on our next event – scheduled for October 27-30, 2013. More posts coming soon but it looks like we have the right idea from two comments I received just today: On Twitter (11:50am PT today) from Michelle Ufford (@sqlfool): Colleague who […]