SQL Saturday 46 (#sqlsat46) Recap

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I was privileged to be able to attend and present at SQL Saturday 46 in Raleigh, NC, this last weekend. It was a great collection of people presenting some amazing stuff. I want to say, right off, I think this is the best SQL Saturday event I've been to. I say that despite the fact that I've helped put on a SQL Saturday. I also say that despite the fact that my sample size on SQL Saturday's is fairly low. I've only been to three (including the one I put on). You have to understand, the people who put on #sqlsat46, the Triangle SQL Server Users Group, did an absolutely outstanding job. They had clearly done the early work of getting sponsorships and organizing. This weekend, all that early work…
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Upcoming Presentations: #24HOP & #SQLSAT46

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Blogging has been a bit quiet of late. That's because I've been spending a lot my spare time getting ready for presentations that I have to give. Two of them are in about two weeks. First, and this one is going to be a big deal, is 24 Hours of Pass: Summit Preview. At the PASS Summit this year I have two spotlight sessions, both on tricks and tools for tuning queries, one on using execution plans and the other on using DMVs. Since the 24HOP presentation is supposed to be a lead-in to the PASS presentations, I decided that before you started tuning queries, you need to know which queries to tune. The presentation is titled: Identifying Costly Queries. I understand there are already nearly 2000 people registered. Let's…
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SQL Saturday #39, New York, New York

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A town so big they named it twice. If you're not excited about SQL Saturday in NYC this weekend... why not? Take a look at the schedule. There are some excellent speakers presenting there. This is going to be a great opportunity to learn a lot of stuff, network with your peers, and possibly pick up a bit of free swag. What's not to like? See old friends, meet new friends, learn stuff and all for free. I'm presenting a session called MUQT (pronounced "MUCK" the T is silent because we shouldn't be doing this).
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SQL Saturday #39 New York

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New York, New York, it's a hell of a town. The Bronx is up and the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the ground... Anyway, my abstract for SQL Saturday #39 in New York was accepted a while ago, but I just got all my reservations set, so I'm going for sure. This should be a pretty exciting event based on the people and the schedule. Hope to see you there.
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SQL Saturday #34 Wrap-up

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Whew! It's over. New England Data Camp v2, aka, SQL Saturday #34, was completed on Saturday. Going in we had maxed out our online registrations at 500, an accomplishment by itself. During registration on the day of the event, we¬† shut down registration and just started waving people through the door at 300. Our best guess at the total attendance was 340 (not the 375 I tweeted during the delirium of the day). There were a couple of minor glitches and one major one. The major glitch was not enough vegetarian food. We just ran out. Everyone else seemed to get a meal. We had just a few, read that 3 or 4, sandwhiches at the end of the day. I want to personally thank Adam Machanic for all the…
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SQL Saturday #34

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The event is this Saturday. Take a look at our sponsors, speakers and the program. It's going to be a great opportunity to learn about SQL Server and things around SQL Server. If you're in the New England area, please register and take advantage of this excellent event. 450 of your peers are already pledging to show up. This is going to be a good time for networking too.
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New England Data Camp v2/SQL Saturdy #34 Update

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The second annual New England Data Camp is shaping up to one excellent event. We've put together a great set of sponsors. Thanks to them we're providing much better food than last year and the chance at a bit of swag, again, better than last year. But, most importantly, we have an excellent selection of speakers. The schedule has been posted so you can go and check it out and start laying out which ones you can hit. Some of the people speaking are known internationally (Adam Machanic, Aaron Bertrand), some are local luminaries, some are up and coming, and several are probably on the fast track to being MVP's. In other words, this is the place to go to learn something about SQL Server in New England. It's not…
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SQL Saturday #34/New England Data Camp v2.0

SNESSUG, SQLServerPedia Syndication
It's official sports fans. Well, it's been official since last week since Adam Machanic set up the web site. The New England SQL Server Users Group and the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group are again jointly hosting a full day of SQL Server goodness on January 30th. The call for sponsors and speakers is open. We already have several local luminaries lined up to present including Aaron Bertrand on Management Studio Tips & Tricks and Scott Abrants on Automating Database Deployments with Visual Studio. Please register to spend a day with your peers, learning and networking. It's being held at the Microsoft Waltham office, a great facility. We should have a full day with lots to do and learn.
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