Talking about the Query Store at SQLBits!

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From the 4th till the 7th of May 2016 one of the biggest SQL Server conference in the world will be in Liverpool promising four days of great SQL Server sessions and training. Just take a look at the agenda to be blown away by the amount of content. I am very proud to announce […]

SQL Server Management Studio Preview

You may have heard that SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now available as a stand-alone installation package outside of the SQL Server setup (as a preview version). With the release of SQL Server 2016 RC0, Microsoft decided to cut the cords with SQL Server Management Studio as it has been removed from the SQL […]

Session Based Wait Statistics in SQL Server 2016

As you probably know I am very fond of SQL Server Wait Statistics (shameless book link) and the options they provide for analyzing SQL Server performance. During SQL Server version releases new options became available to monitor and/or analyze Wait Statistics but one option for Wait Statistics analysis was still missing, the ability to monitor […]

Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics available now!

Remember that blog post from April this year that I announced working on my first ever SQL Server related book “Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics”? Well good news, it is available now! Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics is available in a variety of different formats, including ePub, Kindle and paperback so there is always a […]

Your presentation matters! Do it right!

This weekend I was invited over at SQLSaturday Oslo to speak about SQL Server Indexing. I ran into Boris Hristov there and we ended up in a discussion about presentation design, and how it plays a huge role in getting your message across to your audience. As a speaker myself, I couldn’t agree more. The […]

Speaking engagements for August and September

August and September are going to be some busy weeks! In those two months I will be speaking on three SQLSaturday events: SQLSaturday #414 Oslo – 29th of August Efficient Indexing Strategies (level 100) SQLSaturday #411 Cambridge – 12th of September Efficient Indexing Strategies (level 100) SQLSaturday #434 Holland – 26th of September Debugging SQL […]