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Bradley Ball is a MCITP SQL 2005 & MCTS 2008 DBA with over 10 years of IT experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States. He is currently a Sr. Consultant for Pragmatic Works. He has presented at SQL Saturdays 62, 74, 79, 85, 86, 131, for the MAGICPASS & OPASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally 2011 & 2012, SQL Dev Connections 2012, the PASS Summit in 2011, and is scheduled for the PASS Summit 2012 and SQL Live 360 later this year. He recently finished Chapter 14 of Expert SQL Server Practices on Page & Row Compression and can be found blogging on http://www.sqlballs.com.

I'm Presenting Today for 24 Hours of PASS!!

Hello Dear Reader!  This is just a very quick blog to let you know that the 24 Hour's of PASS is currently going on.  Brent Ozar(@BrentO | Blog) started things off Strong and Alan Hirt(@SQLHA | Blog) is working his magic as we speak.

This year I was extremely honored to get to introduce Joseph D'Antoni (@Jdanton | Blog) in the 6 am slot tomorrow.  It would also work out that I could be a backup presenter as well.  So Tonight at 6 PM East Coast Time, following the one and only Brian Knight(@BrianKnight | Blog) is SQLBall presenting on Data Internals.

This is a mere glimpse into the 90 minute Spotlight Session I'll have at the Summit this year. So come join me for some Spelunking around the Data Internals tonight!  Here's the link to sign up and Here is the Abstract.



SQL Internals

Duration: 60 minutes
Track: Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
Often as DBAs, we learn backwards. You get a DBA job, and you have databases that have tables, which have data in them. Nobody tells you that there are records, stored on pages, grouped in extents, assigned by allocation bitmaps, with IAM pages and allocation units that span partitions and filegroups.

Today is your lucky day! This 24 Hours of PASS session will cover byte swapping and bitmaps and dive a little into decoding Hex and binary, working to give you an understanding of database internals and how you use them every day!




Alright Dear Reader, I'm off to practice!  I'll see you at 6 pm.

Thanks,

Brad

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