Next Meeting: Extend Your SQL Skills
Join us for the June 2015 meeting of MagicPASS, South Orlando's SQL Server User Group. Food and beverages will be served, plus we've got swag to give away!
This month we've got a double header for you - first up is Gareth Swanepoel to present An Introduction Into SQL Server Extended Events, followed by SQL Server MVP Ola Hallengren presenting Using Extended Events For Real-Time Monitoring of SQL Servers.
After the meeting we'll head to the Celebration Town Tavern for more socializing. (You are responsible for your own drinks)
Make a difference in someone's career: Invite them to attend the meeting with you! (Heck, invite them to attend even if you can't make it)
An Introduction Into SQL Server Extended Events
Speaker: Gareth Swanepoel
Summary: As a lone DBA in the scary new world of SQL Server Extended Events, you may be wary of the multiple threats of the deprecated profiler feature, Event Tracing for Windows and the Events themselves. In this session, come and learn how to map your way through these threats using the new features available in SQL Server 2012. In addition, I will be detailing what "events" are and how they relate to YOUR SQL Server.
About Gareth: Gareth Swanepoel is a sysadmin-turned-SQL Server DBA. He has been working in the IT industry doing support and administration for over 23 years. He enjoys solving the complex problems that his clients encounter when performance tuning SQL Server or when deploying SQL Server in data warehouse environments. He is originally from South Africa and is currently a senior consultant for Pragmatic Works in Florida. He is an accomplished author and speaker. Current projects include various speaking engagements at user groups, SQL Saturdays, the PASS Summit and other technical conferences. He currently serves as one of the PASS Regional Mentors for the US SouthEast region.
Using Extended Events For Real-Time Monitoring of SQL Servers
Speaker: Ola Hallengren
Summary: As you probably have heard Extended Events is the future of performance monitoring. You may also have discovered that it is not always that easy to use. I will share some experiences from how we are using Extended Events for monitoring of our SQL Servers in real-time, and also do a live demo of the solution.
About Ola: Ola Hallengren is a DBA and database developer living in Sweden. Currently he's a Senior DBA for an investment bank. Ola is the author of the popular maintenance solution at http://ola.hallengren.com, and a Microsoft MVP.
70-461 (Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012) Study Session
Summary: Didn't pass 70-461 on your first try? Don't worry - that's what the second shot is for. We'll spend this month's pre-meeting practicing 70-461 questions as a group to help you ace that retake!