Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) discusses her upcoming trip to speak at SQL Saturday Edmonton and provides links to Data Compression posts and slides.
Kevin Kline (@kekline) shares the slide deck and video from his recent webinar on reducing latency and boosting performance in SQL Server.
The SQL Server plan cache is one of the most important architectural elements for DBAs to understand. Get the slide deck and sample scripts here.
SQLVacation FAQ and Resources Here are the most frequently asked questions I got while speaking on the #SQLVacation roadtrip: Q: Where can I get the slide decks?A: All of the presentations delivered on the #SQLVacation are on my SlideShare page, along with slide decks from several other recent and popular sessions. I have many more
All good things must come to an end and, after logging almost 1400 miles on the road, the #SQLVacation road trip returns to its home city – Nashville, TN, the "Music City". Eight SQL Server users groups, eight matching blog posts, two hundred t-shirts, and many hundreds of attendees later, it's time to get back home. This
Our long #SQLVacation is nearly at an end because our stop in Evansville, IN is our last roadtrip location for the family and the penultimate (i.e., second to last) technical session of the journey. Ah, the taste is a bittersweet. On the other hand, while it's been a load of fun for my Horde, it
The Griswolds had an experience they'll never forget in St. Louis. And we've had ours too, but in a very good way. We'd vacationed in St. Louis two years ago and had a great time. We've seen the sights, gotten the pictures, and have the t-Shirts. I still love to see the big, iconic Gateway
In the movie, National Lampoon's Vacation, Clark and Ellen Griswold decide to lead their family, including the kids Rusty and Audrey, on a cross-country expedition from the Chicago area to the Los Angeles amusement park Walley World, touted as "America's Favorite Family Fun Park." Ellen sensibly wants to fly, but Clark wants to bond with his family
Of the hundreds of cities that I've visited around the world, Chicago is one of my favorites. The food. The museums. The architecture. The scenery. It's all good – except for those outrageously cold winters. So I was really excited when my family agreed that they'd enjoy spending their summer vacation in the "Second City"
I've been to Chicagoland many times over the years. During the 1990's, when I worked for Deloitte, I occasionally traveled to the practice office in downtown Chicago or to the tax practice in Deerfield. In the later 1990's and early 2000's (a.k.a. "the aughts"), I frequently traveled to the original offices for PASS on Michigan
For some people, Indianapolis means one thing, and one thing only – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (a.k.a "The Brickyard") and the Indianapolis 500. In my case, it means several times speaking at IndyPASS over the last 10 years. I first spoke at IndyPASS with Bill Baker, who was then head of Microsoft's Business Intelligence product
Along the banks of the mighty Ohio River, in sight of the shores of Indiana, lies beautiful Louisville, KY. Louisville is a city with whom I've long felt connected. (No, not because I drink bourbon, although that's a pretty good reason to like the place, come to think of it). It's because my brother,