#PASSsummit Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

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Good morning, folks, and welcome to our annual live blog of the PASS Summit Day 1 keynote. Open the free live video stream at PASSsummit.com in one browser tab, and then refresh this page every couple/few minutes. I’ll be adding my thoughts at the end of the page, in chronological order, for easier reading later. Today’s…
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#PASSSummit Expert Performance Tuning Pre-Con: Stretch Goals

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Sure, they look trustworthy Eric and I are doing a PASS Summit pre-con class called Expert Performance Tuning for SQL Server 2016 & 2017. To encourage signups, we’re giving every attendee a free Enterprise/Everything Bundle, plus some other surprises you’ll get during the event. Response has been absolutely bonkers – over 300 of you have…
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[Video] Last Season’s Performance Tuning Techniques

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You’re kinda-sorta comfortable doing performance tuning on SQL Server. You’ve read a few blogs, you monitor Page Life Expectancy, you rebuild your indexes, and you add an index here or there. However, you haven’t been to a day-long performance tuning class yet, and you’re wondering what you’re missing. Thing is, in SQL Server, performance tuning…
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My Favorite Moments from the 2015 PASS Summit WIT Lunch

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The speakers are great, but the audience is great, too! One of the great things about the SQLPASS Summit is the annual Women in Technology lunch. Not only does the lunch feature an interesting presentation, but you get to talk to men and women at your table about diversity, how to build better teams, and how…
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I’m Killing It at PASS Summit 2015!

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I’m delighted and honored to be presenting two sessions at the 2015 PASS Summit in Seattle: “Living and Dying by Dynamic SQL” and “SQL Server Mystery: Dead Reports Don’t Talk”. Since I’ve never done either of these sessions at the Summit before, here’s a little more information about the sessions to help you decide whether to attend:…
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#SQLPASS Summit 2014 Keynote LiveBlog

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10:03AM – Ranga back onstage to finish things up. Thanking Pier 1 for letting them share the exploratory work. And we’re out! 10:00AM – Power BI adding a new authoring and editing mode. James removes the pie chart and replaces it on the fly. Now that is knowing your audience – nice job. 9:58AM –…
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