Category Archives: Teaching

Scaling SQL Server 2014 Pre-Con in Copenhagen

I will be travelling to Copenhagen, Denmark to deliver a full day pre-con for SQLSaturday #275 on Friday, March 28, 2014. This is a revised and expanded version of the pre-con I delivered at the 2013 PASS Summit, with a … Continue reading

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Speaking at PASS Summit

I found out last week that I will be presenting three sessions at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The first one will be a full-day pre-conference session on Scaling SQL Server 2012. This will be an updated and … Continue reading

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24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview Edition

The latest 24 Hours of PASS (24HOP) event will start at 12:00 GMT on July 31, with 24 back-to-back one hour live virtual sessions, ending exactly 24 hours later. I have the honor of presenting the final session of the … Continue reading

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Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware

On July 25, I had the opportunity to present Hardware 201 for the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. You can download my deck here. Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is the … Continue reading

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Speaking in Denver and Boulder in June

I will be speaking at the Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18, 2013 and at the Denver SQL Server User’s Group on June 20, 2013. In both cases, I will be presenting an updated version of  Hardware 201. … Continue reading

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New Immersion Event Classes at SQLskills

There are three new upcoming Immersion Event classes from SQLskills, including one that I will be teaching, which is the two-day IEHW class on September 18-19. I am really excited to get the chance to teach the IEHW class, and … Continue reading

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Speaking at SQLSaturday #197 in Omaha on April 5-6

I will be speaking on both Friday and Saturday (April 5-6) at SQLSaturday #197 in Omaha, Nebraska. I will be delivering a full day pre-con on Friday, and then doing Hardware 201 on Saturday. Here is the abstract for my … Continue reading

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Scaling SQL Server 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal

I had the opportunity to present a full-day preconference session on Friday, March 15, 2013 for SQLSaturday #188 in Lisbon, Portugal. This was the first time I have spoken at a SQLSaturday outside of the United States, and I really … Continue reading

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Free One Week Passes to PluralSight

As you may know, SQLskills has been creating a lot of great new courses about SQL Server for Pluralsight. Nearly half of all of the SQL Server courses on Pluralsight have been produced by the SQLskills team, and more are … Continue reading

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Migrating to SQL Server 2012

I had the opportunity to deliver my Migrating to SQL Server 2012 presentation at the PASS 2012 Summit last Friday in Seattle. Although I was in the TCC annex of the convention center, I had pretty good attendance, and it … Continue reading

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