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Come See Me in Minnesota in October!




The schedule for SQL Saturday #682 Minnesota 2017 is out, and I will be giving my talk on Extended Events:

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Getting Started with Extended Events
Speaker: Andy Galbraith
Duration: 60 minutes
Track: Administration
Few subjects in Microsoft SQL Server inspire the same amount of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) as Extended Events.  Many DBA's continue to use Profiler and SQL Trace even though they have been deprecated for years.  Why is this?
Extended Events started out in SQL Server 2008 with no user interface and only a few voices in the community documenting the features as they found them.  Since then it has blossomed into a full feature of SQL Server and an amazingly low-impact replacement for Profiler and Trace.
Come learn how to get started - the basics of sessions, events, actions, targets, packages, and more.  We will look at some base scenarios where Extended Events can be very useful as well as considering a few gotchas along the way.  You may never go back to Profiler again!
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The event is October 7th at St Paul College, and is *free* (with an optional $15 lunch).

I have spoken at numerous SQL Saturdays over the last few years and can definitely say the crew in Minnesota does a great job assembling a schedule and taking care of the attendees (and speakers!)

There is also a great slate of full day pre-conference sessions on Friday the 6th:

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The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud
David Klee
Level: Intermediate
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Powering Up with Power BI
Brian Larson, John Thompson...
Level: Beginner
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DBA Fundamentals - give yourself a solid SQL foundation!
Kevin Hill
Level: Beginner
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Azure Data Services Hands On Lab
Matt Stenzel
Level: Intermediate
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The pre-cons cost $110 which makes them a great value for a full day of training from some great SQL Server professionals!

Hope to see you there!


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Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY

I’m a forty-something Microsoft SQL Server DBA of 15+ years, a devoted husband, and a father of three young boys. I have been a DBA at a public university, at a major bank, at a healthcare system, and I now work as a remote DBA with customers across the United States. I write and speak primarily about the tips and tricks that I discover along my SQL Server journey.

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