My Favorite Conference
I love SQLBits, and not just because it gets me out of the country for a week. It’s about the best conference a training buck can buy. There’s tons of great technical material without a lot of the marketing schtick that tends to sneak in.
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I’m Putting Together A Team
There are a lot of great pre-cons to choose from, but here’s why you should come to mine:
For years, SQL Server has been stealing from you. Your nights, weekends, vacations you took a laptop on, and who knows how much hardware and licensing money went into it instead of into a raise or bonus for you.
I’m gonna teach you how to turn the tables on SQL Server, and start taking it all back.
You’re going to learn how to find your server’s bottlenecks, the queries that cause them, and how to fix them. We’ll be making sense of wait stats and query plans, and getting deep into not just how a single query interacts with SQL Server, but how queries interact with each other.
Concurrency isn’t just about locking and blocking; it’s about how queries get scheduled on CPUs, share memory, and move data to and from disk.
I get it. You’ve been staring at monitoring tools, widgets, and charts and graphs for years, and making heads or tails out of them is just plain aggravating. There seems to be conflicting information everywhere, and no good way to get to the root of which queries were slow, and why.
You’ll head back to work with all the knowledge and tools you need to
get a much better job find and fix your server’s toughest problems, and finally start getting back what’s yours.
I’ll be writing more about what to expect, and what special goodies we’ll be giving to attendees leading up to the event.
Thanks for reading!