Archives: October 2011
One of the greatest things about all the DMOs is how you can combine the information they present to you with execution plans. It allows you to see what a query is doing, even as it’s executing, because the plan is created first. I couldn’t possibly emphasize enough how important… Read more
If I could win the DBA In Space contest, I’d be all over it like white on rice. But I can’t win (and yes, that grinding sound you hear is my teeth, not tectonic plates). But, one of my friends might. I already know several of them that have entered. Read more
I’m going to go ahead and write down a few thoughts about the Summit, but… Read more
I’ve been working quite a bit over the last week or so with extended events in Denali. The sheer magnitude of what you can do with extended events is just becoming clear to me. The interesting thing though is how much the basics are similar to trace. Similar mind you,… Read more
And we’re off. We opened with a video of people saying “Connect, Share, Learn” and “This, is Community”
Rob Farley & Buck Woody came out with a song about long running queries.
[8:20]Wayne Snyder has been working with the PASS organization since 1999. He spoke at the first PASS Summit… Read more
Bill Graziano has come out on stage, looking marvelous, in a traditional kilt and stockings. Thanks Bill.
For those who don’t know, Day 2 at the Summit every year is Kilt Day.
[8:19]Outstanding volunteers being recognized are Tim Radney and Jack Corbett. These are some outstanding people who work their… Read more
This is Day 2 of the Summit proper. But for me, this is the fifth day of the Summit and my sixth in Seattle. Sunday was the opening of registration and it was like a high school reunion with people that you really love. Registration itself only takes about three… Read more
Hello again. The PASS Organization has once more allowed me to sit at the bloggers table for the key note. I’ll be posting updates as the information unfolds.
[8:06] The crowd is filling in. this looks like one of the biggest crowds I’ve ever seen at the summit. The organizers… Read more
I’m working on updating my book, Query Performance Tuning Distilled, so that it reflects the new things available in SQL Server vNext:Denali. I’m going through the first chapters that are all about gathering information about your systems. Performance tuning is all about building up knowledge of how the system is… Read more
No, I’m not talking about hubs and switches. I’m talking about people. Networking is a major component of an event like the PASS Summit. Whether you’re networking with individuals or with organizations, this is an opportunity to build direct, personal connections with people that can, and will, help you… Read more