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Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: How to Decide if your Database is a Good Candidate for Virtualization  

Running Time: 56 minutes | You'll learn about the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual server environment. Like all problems in the database world, there are no hard set answers on whether virtualization is a good idea, but there are some times when virtualizing a SQL Server is the best option and can save money. And then there are times when you'll be shooting yourself in the foot and shouldn't virtualize. By the end of this session, you'll know how to make this decision and how to gather the metrics you need to move forward with virtualization....More
Jul 23, 2014
IdeaXchange

Session 2: Understanding Query Plan Reuse  

Running Time: 63 minutes | Reusing a previously compiled query plan is one of the keys to achieving peak performance with a busy SQL Server instance. As such, understanding the fundamentals of how SQL Server stores and re-uses query plans is essential to scalability and performance. See what affects plan reuse and learn the proper way to submit calls to SQL Server in order to maximize the benefits associated with plan reuse....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Windowing Functions in SQL Server  

Running Time: 66 minutes | In this session, we'll examine the windowing functions in SQL Server that allow you to efficiently query data in groups, or partitions, and answer complex questions such as running totals and ranking results into percentiles....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Why is SSAS Multidimensional Still Important?  

Running Time: 58 minutes | In this session, you learn why SSAS Multidimensional is not ready for retirement....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Optimizing SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment  

Running Time: 60 minutes | In this session, we'll look over what you should look at within your virtual environment to ensure you are getting proper performance. This will include how to look for CPU performance issues at the host level. We'll also discuss the Memory Balloon drivers – what they do, how you should configure them, and why. We'll discuss memory sharing technologies, which are built into vSphere and Hyper-V, and how they relate to SQL Server. Then we'll will finish with some storage configuration options....More
Jul 23, 2014
IdeaXchange

Session 3: Essential Monitoring Groups  

Running Time: 68 minutes | We'll demonstrate how to use the built-in DMV’s to query the information you need to monitor the core areas of SQL Server—which can help you to decide how well or poorly these areas may be performing at any given time. By concentrating on these core aspects on a regular basis, you can often keep ahead of the game without being overwhelmed by the otherwise massive amounts of data to collect and analyze....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Understanding the Power BI Components  

Running Time: 88 minutes | Walking through an end-to-end example, you'll learn how Power BI starts in Excel (Power Query, PowerPivot, Power View, and Power Map) and extends to Office 365 to allow organization to share and collaborate BI solutions....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Designing Large Cubes  

Running Time: 60 minutes | In this session, you will learn specific techniques for designing dimensions and cubes to optimize the storage and retrieval of large data....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Using Storage to Increase Database Performance  

Running Time: 60 minutes | In the final session, we'll look at ways that your storage solution can be configured to increase database performance. Some of the things to consider when selecting the correct RAID level to use will be highlighted, along with a review of how to setup the cache in your storage array or DAS. We'll then look at some of the newer technologies like FLASH Cache to improve the caching abilities of the storage arrays. Finally, you'll learn some of the differences between iSCSI and Fibre Channel and how to use tiered storage from both a performance and finance perspective....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Writing Cleaner Code  

Running Time: 88 minutes | This session will examine ways to write better code by using CTEs to simplify queries, implement error handling to deal with problematic data, and show a few tips and tricks for writing code quicker and generating enough test data to properly evaluate your queries....More

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Dec 16, 2014
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Eight SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist

Make no mistake about it, the signs that the Illuminati exist are all around us. You can find their markings on our buildings, on our currency and even in our music videos. That’s right, they’re everywhere!...More
Dec 2, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 16: Job Synchronization Checkup Logic

With Linked Servers configured to allow cross-host or cross-box communication between the servers you’re using to host your AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it’s time to start looking at some scripts that can be used to regularly check whether or not SQL Server Agent jobs are correctly synchronized across all servers in your topology....More
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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
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