The PASS Summit is coming up this fall in Seattle, and it will be here before you know it.  Though I want to mention that I am thoroughly enjoying summer and really not ready for pumpkin anything!  I’m returning to Summit this year, as are Jonathan and Glenn.  We are all looking forward to the conference and with the schedule announced this week, I wanted to include some more details about  the full day pre-conference sessions that Jonathan and I are each presenting.  Lucky Jonathan, we are presenting together as part of the Developer Learning Pathway along with fellow Clevelander Bert Wagner (one of my favorite peeps, ask him about coffee!).

I’ve included links to all of our sessions below, and since Jonathan and I are teaching on consecutive days, you can attend both our workshops 😊

My pre-conference session will dive deep into how to leverage Query Store to detect and correct performance issues, both with existing SQL Server 2016 and newer environments, and Jonathan’s session will teach you how to properly use the new features in SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019 to get better performance.  If you’re planning an upgrade OR moving to Azure, both of these workshops are applicable.  We think these sessions complement each other very well, and even though we aren’t presenting together, we will reference content/concepts discussed in the other session.  Do you have to attend both to make sense of it all?  Definitely not.  But we do have a ton of great information to cover and are already working on new demos to showcase the latest and greatest in SQL Server.

If you have questions, please email us!  You can email me or Jonathan directly to ask about our pre-conference sessions if you don’t have a clear picture after reading the abstract.  We know that there are a lot of great workshops at Summit, and we definitely want to make sure you learn what will help you most.  Glenn, Jonathan and I look forward to seeing you in November!

Erin’s workshop on Monday, November 4, 2019: Performance Tuning with Query Store in SQL Server

Jonathan’s workshop on Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Bigger Hardware or Better Code and Design?

Erin’s general session on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 3:15PM: Understanding Execution Plans

Glenn’s half-day session on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 3:15PM: Dr. DMV’s Troubleshooting Toolkit

Jonathan’s general session on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:45 AM: Eliminating Anti-Patterns and RBAR for Faster Performance

Glenn’s general session on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:30AM: Hardware 301: Choosing Database Hardware for SQL Server 2019