Category Archives: PASS

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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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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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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Speaking at PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter

I will be speaking at the PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter on February 13, 2013 at 12PM MST. I will be presenting the latest version of my Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware deck. The LiveMeeting link is here. … 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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Book Signing at SQLSentry Booth at PASS Summit 2012

A new book that I wrote a couple of chapters for has just been released. It is Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting from Wrox. I really believe this is a high quality book from a collection of great … Continue reading

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Day One Key Note at PASS 2012 Summit

This is the 14th PASS Summit, and there are nearly 4000 attendees from 57 countries. There are 127K members in PASS now. Those figures are really pretty amazing, showing very good growth over the past several years. SQL PASS President, … Continue reading

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Behemoth of the Server Room?

Back during the PASS 2011 Summit in Seattle, I was interviewed by Tony Davis, Andrew Clark, and Rodney Landrum about hardware, storage subsystems and virtualization.  This was a fun little impromptu interview, filmed in a somewhat quiet location during the … Continue reading

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