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NJ SQL UG presents Hilary Cotter - Next Tues. 9/17

 Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 17 2013

Take note, the New Jersey SQL Server User Group, led by John Dempsey, will be hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.  If you are a local or in town, be sure to register and attend!  If… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 11 September 2013

SQLSaturday #235 NYC Super Countdown! - Almost Here!

And so, the countdown begins for the super spectacular, extraordinarily exceptional, amazingly awesome, fabulously fantastic confab that is known as SQLSaturday #235 in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Yes, it’s almost time for folks across the nation to descend once again on the Big Apple for a day filled with… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 11 August 2013

Page Split Mini-Series - Part II - Page Latch Contention

Last time, in Part I of my page-split mini-series, we began speaking about page splits, defining what they are, how they occur, and which counter we can use to track them.

This time we will talk a little about how they show up as a resource wait, and how we… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 26 July 2013

Tonight: NYC UG Presents: Replication vs. Always-On with Meir Dudai

TODAY, JULY 25: the NYC SQL Server User Group is honored to have a visiting SQL Server MVP all the way from Israel. They will be meeting Thursday evening on the 25th at 6:00 PM at the Microsoft Offices on the 6th floor of 1290 6th Avenue. There will be… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 25 July 2013

SQLSaturday#235 NYC - The Schedule You All Have Been Waiting For!

Late last night in the Halls of Congress, a grand gathering of planners took place to form that which we waited for many a days. Never the perfect finished work, but a living document that is subject to popular change. In the smoky chambers of shadowy figures, the pressure was…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 18 July 2013

Upcoming Local NJ Events! Presenting Martin Schoombee and Allan Hirt

Just a quick word on some local events coming your way in the New Jersey area! 

TOMORROW - The NJSQL user group presents Martin Schoombee.  No, this is not a biblical meeting about Moses, but Martin brings us The 10 Commandments of ETL.  There were originally 15, but the… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 15 July 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #44 - Second Chances


So, it’s Tuesday and its that time again for T-SQL Tuesday.  We’re at the 44th entry which means it’s been about 3.7 years since this blog party began, by SQL MVP extraordinaire, Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic| Blog).  I guess us SQL People can’t stop… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 July 2013

A Page-Splitting Headache - Page Split Mini-Series

Page splits are a normal occurring process in an OLTP system.  However, too many page splits can cause performance issues that will slow down your system.  From my recent adventures in the field, I want to share some of my research and tips that can hopefully help you with your… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 8 July 2013

SQL Server Society of Las Vegas presents HealthySQL - Webinar! Tonite!

Hey, all!  

Today, going on all day, is the Summer Performance Palooza 2013, hosted by the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter.  It is a virtual parade of SQL Server webinars and super speakers delivering terrific tele-training into your living room, or whereever you are.  Check out the link for on-going… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 27 June 2013

NYC SQL User Group Mtg - Building a Personal Brand

This month, Thursday, June 27, 2013, the NYC SQL User Group be doing something a little different. Instead of a technical presentation, we’ll be learning about some very important non-technical skills needed for database professionals to advance their careers. We’ll be meeting on Thursday June 27th at 6:00 PM at our… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 25 June 2013

Philly Wrap SQLSaturday 200, HealthSQL and beyond..

SQLSaturday 200 is already looking further away in the rear view mirror, but it was a great event!

Joey D'Antoni, Sebastian Meine, Vince Napoli and their team deserve round of applause for a job well done!  They run the Philadelphia SQL Server User Group - PSSUG.

The… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 5 June 2013

SQLSaturday#200 PA Event Update!

With less than two weeks to go until SQLSaturday#200 at 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210 Malvern, PA 19355, Malvern, PA, 19355 they're still trying to get the news out to as many people as possible. (June 1, 2013) So, please let all your friends and colleagues that might be interested… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 May 2013

TSQL Tuesday #42 - The Long and Winding Road...

This month’s rendition of T-SQL Tuesday - #42, is hosted by  SQL MVP, Wendy Pastrick (blog|twitter) ,  who maintains her blog about Life, The Universe and SQLServer.  The WendyVerse blog is a collection of her musings on “anything that comes to mind today”… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 14 May 2013

SQLSaturday#235 in NYC Announced!

{Start Circus bumper music here}  LADIES and GENTLEMEN; SQL SERVER PROFESSIONALS of ALL AGES, Come one, come all!  Get ready for a sizzling, stupendous, spectacular, super SQLSaturday special event!  You waited, you asked, you pleaded, when will New York host another SQLSaturday again! We wait no more,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 17 April 2013

T-SQL #41 - Presenting and Loving It!

As I was exploring the twitter verse, I came across a post with the invitation to this week’s TSQL Tuesday #41, and immediately thought what a great topic, which is “Presenting and Loving it!”  I totally thought about some of my first presentations and how I’ve come a…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 April 2013

Ask the Expert Panel: NJ Special Event

Ever wanted to know all there is to know about SQL Server, and afraid to ask?  Have questions about how it will scale, how it applies to your own infrastructure project?  Want to find out the future direction of the SQL Server product?  Who better to answer… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 4 April 2013

Pragmatic Works' Master SSIS Workshop coming to NYC

Pragmatically speaking, there’s no way you can learn all there is to know about Microsoft’s native ETL tool, SQL Server Integration Services – more affectionately known as SSIS – in only two days.  However, if you’re looking for a 2-day excursion and deep-dive into the tool that no real…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 3 April 2013

Tomorrow: NYC Metro SQL Server User Group Presents Paul Randal and Kimberly Trip

Well, they're baack in the City! Coming this Thursday April 4, 2013 to the Big Apple, hosted by the NYC Metro SQL Server User Group -  a spectacular special sql treat that is sure to be a real tripp. (No, I did not misspell tripP :)  In fact,…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 3 April 2013

SQLSaturday #184 in New Haven, CT - March 2, 2013

So much SQL, and so little Saturdays.   SQLSaturday is truly a world-class event happening all over the globe.  Just this past Saturday, February 02, 2013, SQLSaturday landed South of the Border (relative to the US) in Mexico.   Other upcoming world-wide venues include Vancouver BC, Auckland, NZ, Philippines,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 4 February 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #38 - Standing Firm

I often get hung up in the whirlwind of life, and one of the things that seems to slip my schedule, is remembering when the TSQL Tuesday comes about.  This time I was fortunate enough to be chatting a New Year’s chat with my buddy Jason Brimhall (blog

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 8 January 2013

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