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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.
T-SQL Tuesday #106 : INSTEAD OF triggers

T-SQL Tuesday #106 : INSTEAD OF triggers

For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Aaron Bertrand shows that when triggers are necessary, in some cases INSTEAD OF triggers can be better for performance than AFTER triggers.

Migrating from AnswerHub to WordPress : A Tale of 10 Technologies

Migrating from AnswerHub to WordPress : A Tale of 10 Technologies

Aaron Bertrand describes the process of migrating nearly 5,000 posts from the SQLPerformance.com Q&A site on AnswerHub to its new read-only home on WordPress.

Fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4.5

Fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4.5

Product Manager Aaron Bertrand details the four fixes included in the latest release of SentryOne Plan Explorer (18.4.5).

New Deadlock Visualizations in SQL Sentry and Plan Explorer

New Deadlock Visualizations in SQL Sentry and Plan Explorer

Product Manager Aaron Bertrand gives a brief walk-through of the new deadlock visualization options in Plan Explorer and SQL Sentry.

Features and fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4.2

Features and fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4.2

Product Manager Aaron Bertrand explains the fixes and enhancements in the latest release of SentryOne Plan Explorer (18.4.2).

T-SQL Tuesday #104 : Code I Would Hate to Live Without

T-SQL Tuesday #104 : Code I Would Hate to Live Without

For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Aaron Bertrand talks about his methods for metadata discovery in new versions of SQL Server.

Features and fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4

Features and fixes in Plan Explorer 18.4

The latest build of SentryOne Plan Explorer – 18.4.0 – is now available. Get a little insight behind the release notes from Product Manager, Aaron Bertrand.

T-SQL Tuesday #102 : Giving Back

T-SQL Tuesday #102 : Giving Back

Aaron Bertrand gives some scattered thoughts about how he has contributed to the SQL Server community throughout his career.

Bad Habits Revival

Bad Habits Revival

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) breathes some new life into his long-running SQL Server series on bad habits and best practices. The latest installment discusses the various impacts of choosing GUIDs over numeric types for keys.

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2017 : Community Influencer of the Year

2017 : Community Influencer of the Year

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) announces the second recipient of his Community Influencer of the Year award.

T-SQL Tuesday : Difference Makers

T-SQL Tuesday : Difference Makers

For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Aaron Bertrand talks about a few of the difference makers in his career, before he actually started his career.

SQLintersection : Slides, demos, and a quick recap

SQLintersection : Slides, demos, and a quick recap

This week I've been at #SQLintersection in Las Vegas. Here are the slide decks and sample code from my three sessions, as well as a bit of a recap:

Plan Explorer – Fixes in the October 2017 Release

Plan Explorer – Fixes in the October 2017 Release

Product Manager for Plan Explorer, Aaron Bertrand, describes some of the enhancements in the October 2017 release of Plan Explorer.

dataMinds Connect : Ghent, Belgium

dataMinds Connect : Ghent, Belgium

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) shares his slides and samples from the dataMinds Connect conference this week in Ghent, Belgium.

SQLSaturday #666 : Utrecht, Holland

SQLSaturday #666 : Utrecht, Holland

Aaron Bertrand shares his slides, demos, and thoughts from his latest SQLSaturday adventure in Utrecht.