Are you coming to SQL Connections in November? If you are, and you’re coming to either of our interactive sessions, we invite you to send us questions in advance that we will pick from and answer during the sessions. The two sessions are:



  • SDB351: Follow the Rabbit – Interactive Q&A on Availability


In this session, Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal will have only 5-10 slides. The focus of this session is on mixing availability technologies to create the best overall architecture to minimize downtime and data loss. In general, we’re going to focus on best practices and then open up to your questions so that you can drive the discussion! This session might not seem as structured as other sessions, but you’ll be surprised at how informative and fun it is! Grab your lunch and come back – we’ll probably still be hanging out!



  • SDB349: Follow the Rabbit – Interactive Q&A on the Storage Engine and the Relational Engine


In this session, Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal will have only 5-10 slides. Each slide cover topics for discussion as well as the reason(s) for why something might be behaving badly and/or things to try to solve your problems. In general we’re going to focus on best practices and then open up to your questions so that you can drive the discussion! Paul will focus on the SE (Storage Engine) and internals and Kimberly will focus on the RE (Relational Engine) and query tuning/performance. This session might not seem as structured as other sessions, but you’ll be surprised at how informative and fun it is!


Please send your questions to questions@sqlskills.com with a subject line of ‘Follow the Rabbit’. If we read out your question and answer it during the session, we’ll give you a prize – one of our DVDs full of hands-on labs to learn from (the ones we give out to pre-con and post-con attendees) - we’ll definitely do a few per session. Thanks!


Paul and Kimberly