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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 #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.

Decks & Demos from SQLSaturday #667 : Oslo

Decks & Demos from SQLSaturday #667 : Oslo

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) shares slides and demo files from his two T-SQL sessions at SQLSaturday #667 in Oslo, Norway.

Looking Back at Bad Interviews

Looking Back at Bad Interviews

As part of this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Aaron Bertrand describes a few experiences from last decade, from both sides of interviews.

Introducing our PAC Community Ambassadors

Introducing our PAC Community Ambassadors

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) introduces a new program here at SentryOne : our PAC Community Ambassadors, who we help get out to more community events.

T-SQL Tuesday #92 : Lessons Learned the Hard Way

T-SQL Tuesday #92 : Lessons Learned the Hard Way

For T-SQL Tuesday #92, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) shows one trick he uses to prevent errant DML from running in production.

Workarounds : Plan Explorer / SentryOne client won't maximize

Workarounds : Plan Explorer / SentryOne client won't maximize

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) describes a few workarounds to a problem in Windows where an application won't respond to taskbar actions.

Slides and Samples from SQLGrillen

Slides and Samples from SQLGrillen

This week John Martin and I are representing SentryOne at SQLGrillen in Lingen, Germany. Here are my slides and samples.

A few quick fixes for Plan Explorer

A few quick fixes for Plan Explorer

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) describes four minor updates to SentryOne Plan Explorer in the latest build, 11.0.116.