SQLintersection Fall 2016

As we head into our 8th SQLintersection next month, I’m excited to say that it’s our most diverse, complete, and information-packed show yet! We have 3 precon days at the show and with our postcon day, there are 10 full-day workshops from which to choose. We have SQL keynotes that are relevant and timely, including Microsoft expert Bob Ward and […]

Spring 2017 classes in Chicago open for registration

I’ve just released our first set of classes for 2017 for registration, including a new 3-day class on PowerShell! Our classes in April/May will be in Chicago, IL: IEPTO1: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 1 April 24-28 (US$200 discount for registering in 2016) IESSIS1: Immersion Event on Learning SQL Server Integration Services April […]

When heap data pages become linked…

The pages at each level of an index are linked together in a doubly-linked list (using the m_nextPage and m_prevPage fields in their page headers) to allow ascending-order and descending-order scans, based on the index key(s). Data pages in a heap are NOT linked together, as there’s no ordering in a heap. However, there is […]

Last chance to see us in Europe until late 2018!

Due to scheduling issues, we’re not presenting any classes in Europe in 2017 or early 2018, so your last chance to come to one of our classes in Europe is in Dublin next month. Kimberly and I will be teaching our signature IEPTO-1 (formerly IE1) Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization, in partnership with our great […]