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Speaking of SQL and Data Science in California from Sep 10 to Sep 20

Speaking of SQL and Data Science in California from Sep 10 to Sep 20

Join Kevin Kline, author of "SQL in a Nutshell", at one of seven PASS SQL Server user group meetings in California between the dates of Sept 10th to Sept 20th. See you there!

Announcing the New SentryOne Documentation!

Announcing the New SentryOne Documentation!

Melissa Connors walks through the new SentryOne documentation library, which replaces the older user guides with a modern web format and great new features, including video tutorials, annotated images, a glossary, and search functionality.

Glenn Berry : Perfect Storm for Upgrading to a Modern Version of SQL Server

Glenn Berry : Perfect Storm for Upgrading to a Modern Version of SQL Server

Glenn Berry lays out a convincing argument to upgrade to a modern version of SQL Server — considering not only the platform improvements but also changes to Windows, storage, and hardware.

Fixes in SentryOne Plan Explorer 18.4.5

Fixes in SentryOne 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).

Jonathan Kehayias : Showplan Enhancements for UDFs

Jonathan Kehayias : Showplan Enhancements for UDFs

Jonathan Kehayias shares insight about new UDF information in showplan, and shows that only some tools will show it (SSMS 17+ & SentryOne Plan Explorer).

Helping Your Customers Build, Test, Document, and Monitor SQL Server Apps

Helping Your Customers Build, Test, Document, and Monitor SQL Server Apps

With the acquisition of Pragmatic Works Software in April, SentryOne now offers an end-to-end data performance management suite. See how the SentryOne products can benefit your company and customers in each phase of the data app lifecycle.

Erin Stellato : Mining Plans : Not just for the plan cache

Erin Stellato : Mining Plans : Not just for the plan cache

Erin Stellato shows how to extract patterns and anti-patterns from the plan cache, Query Store, or the SentryOne database.

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.

Delivering Managed Services: 4 Tips from an MSP Veteran

Delivering Managed Services: 4 Tips from an MSP Veteran

Considering transitioning your business from consulting to retainer-based managed services? These practical recommendations will help you get started.

Task Factory 2018.3 Delivers Support for Azure Data Factory and Cloud Data

Task Factory 2018.3 Delivers Support for Azure Data Factory and Cloud Data

Task Factory 2018.3 provides SSIS components that connect to Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure storage accounts, and Azure Data Factory (ADF). John Welch explains what Task Factory to Azure Data Factory means for running your SSIS packages in the cloud.

Itzik Ben-Gan : Optimization Thresholds : Grouping and Aggregating Data, Part 5

Itzik Ben-Gan : Optimization Thresholds : Grouping and Aggregating Data, Part 5

In the conclusion of his series on grouping and aggregation costs, Itzik Ben-Gan reveals some of the math behind seek vs. scan decisions.

Are Women in Technology Receiving Bad Advice?

Are Women in Technology Receiving Bad Advice?

Melissa Connors shares valuable professional communication information she learned at the IEEE ProComm 2018 conference and discusses why some experts no longer recommend using the "I-message" communication model.

Get Sticky with It: 3 Tips for Your MSP to Attract—and Keep—More Accounts

Get Sticky with It: 3 Tips for Your MSP to Attract—and Keep—More Accounts

Keeping your Managed Services Provider (MSP) top-of-mind comes down to customer service and the value of your offerings. Implement these 3 recommendations in your business to attract and keep new clients.

Enterprise Integration: SentryOne, Splunk, and SNMP

Enterprise Integration: SentryOne, Splunk, and SNMP

SentryOne can serve as a valuable input into your company’s Splunk implementation. Seth Washeck walks you through the process of configuring SentryOne to send SNMP traps to Splunk.

Tech Outbound Ship Shape Challenge – D Day

Tech Outbound Ship Shape Challenge – D Day

This is the 11th hour update for my Tech Outbound Ship Shape Challenge. If you are catching up, the challenge is to lose 56 pounds of unhealthy body mass with an additional 4 pounds tied to a side bet with Kevin Kline. I started the beginning of March, and I now have less than 24