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Aaron Bertrand

Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Manager at SentryOne, with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a community moderator for the Database Administrators Stack Exchange. Aaron's blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.

On telemetry and other data collected by SQL Server

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) talks about some of the upcoming changes to telemetry and other privacy settings in SQL Server 2016.

SQL Sentry v10 : Index Analysis

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) provides some insight into a new feature in SQL Sentry v10, and coming soon to Plan Explorer : Index Analysis.

Management Studio February Preview : An Illustrated Guide

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains some of the nuances of the latest Management Studio preview, with a visual tour through installation.

SQL Server support for TLS 1.2 – Read This First!

Updated March 2, 2016 – Microsoft has announced support for TLS 1.2 in SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2014. However, there are a few issues right now.

#BackToBasics : The Beauty of the Synonym

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) continues his "Back to Basics" series, this time discussing SQL Server's synonym and how it can be used.

My Spring Conference Schedule

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) talks about the sessions he'll be giving at several SQL Server events around the world in the first half of 2016.

Pin the Blame on the Query

Last week's Visual Studio outage has been largely blamed on the cardinality estimator, but Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) says the query itself has a share of the blame.

The difference a day makes : SSMS 2016, Azure, and Extended Events

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) shows why and how you should upgrade your SSMS 2016 client from 13.0.11000.48 to 13.0.11000.78.

#BackToBasics : The "Runaway" Query

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) describes a few different causes for a symptom you might describe as a "runaway" query in SQL Server.

Come to SQLintersection – We Have Disney!

We will be part of the SQLintersection event at the Walt Disney World Swan in Florida in April. Read on to see why you should be there too!

Subjectivity : Naming Standards

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) discusses a few counterpoints to a very thorough and useful post on database naming standards.

#BackToBasics : Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) presents his first "BackToBasics" post of 2016, giving an introduction to common table expressions (CTEs).

How I learned to stop worrying and love cumulative updates

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains that cumulative updates are not to be feared and that the cautionary text accompanying them will soon be a thing of the past.

Preview Support for SQL Server 2016

With the latest build of SQL Sentry software, v9.0.36.0, you will now be able to watch SQL Server 2016 instances. Read on for more details…