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On March 19th we will be having our next evening of laerning with none other thana Glenn Berry Principal Consultant with SQLskills.Unless you've got all your databases running in the cloud, storage is still important and so is knowledge on how it wor...
posted on 19/02/2015 10:15
Hold the presses! On February 5th, Karen Lopez and Thomas LaRock will be in Belgium for one night only and yes, we managed to convince them to give a Session. called "Database Design Throwdown"Are you opinionated? Are you usually right? Do you k...
posted on 12/01/2015 11:57
On 15/01/2015, Jeffrey verheul will be bring us a session on how to speed up your ETL using CDC.Datasets used for applications and analysis are growing larger every day. And even though hardware is getting cheaper, this gives us the same challen...
posted on 02/12/2014 11:54
Big data is the marketing term du jour, but what is it really? As a broad umbrella term, it can be misleading, and many so-called “big data problems” are what I would call many data problems. In this session, I will take you through big d...
posted on 09/04/2014 14:52
Since SQL Server In-Memory OLTP was unveiled last November, there has been a lot of conversation and buzz about it. The new SQL Server 2014 introduces memory-optimized database technology for optimizing the performance of OLTP workloads. In particula...
posted on 03/04/2014 18:36

What's Going on in the community?

When your SQL Server is having performance problems, sp_AskBrent® checks a bunch of common trouble spots. In this week’s new version, it also checks sys.dm_os_ring_buffers for the most recent CPU utilization report from SQL Server and returns i...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (01/03/2015 11:32)
Upgrading to the latest versions of SQL Server enables you to provide breakthrough performance, availability and manageability for your mission critical applications. Learn more about how SQL Server 2012 and 2014 can help run your tier-1, OLTP applic...
Source: SQL Server Blog (27/02/2015 17:59)
Applicable Versions SQL Server 2014 and lower versions. Background Azure Virtual Machines (VM) allows the capability to install SQL Server and lift/shift an application or data warehouse to the cloud. The largest disk size Azure currently allows i...
Source: SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (26/02/2015 23:06)
Dear Brent Ozar Unlimited readers: thanks for following me for three great years. I’m off on a new adventure, but I hope to see you at a user group, a SQL Saturday, or a conference in the future! I’m leaving … Continue reading ͛...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (26/02/2015 21:45)
I'm excited to announce that after a year of work, T-SQL Querying is now available in e-book form (dead trees will ship next month)! As you might guess from the author list, this book goes deep into various aspects of T-SQL -- both from querying and ...
Source: Adam Machanic's Blog (26/02/2015 21:40)
One of the benefits of joining PASS is that you get access to their expansive library of conference videos. (Membership is free. So join now. What’dya want, a hand-written invitation?!?) I want to take a moment to point out a good one that I th...
Source: Kevin Kline (26/02/2015 16:34)
One issue I recently ran into with a customer was a case where they were using a new, two-socket server with two Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP processors. This particular 22nm processor has twelve physical cores, plus hyper-threading, so you ca...
Source: Glenn Berry (25/02/2015 21:30)
Check out this community website dedicated to helping SQL programmers tune their most difficult and problematic queries. The post The SQL Sentry forum for SQL Statement Tuning appeared first on Kevin Kline.
Source: Kevin Kline (25/02/2015 16:19)
How often are “bad” statistics to blame for a “slow” or “bad” query? Chances are, not nearly as often as you think. What are “bad” statistics? Most often, when people say statistics are “bad”...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (25/02/2015 15:00)
Microsoft offers two similar, but separate, services containing the OneDrive moniker. There’s OneDrive (which is free) and OneDrive for Business (which isn’t). Strangely (as my ex-colleague Mark Wilson points out at OneDrive for Business: lots of clo...
Source: Jamie Thomson (SSIS Junkie) (25/02/2015 11:54)

And on a different note

This is an exciting time to be in the technology industry!  We’re seeing incredible and rapid change, from smaller and more powerful components that enable ultra-mobile devices to immersive computing and blended reality.  This week at Mobile World Co...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (01/03/2015 18:00)
Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – Acer has unveiled their very first Windows Phone. The Liquid M220 smartphone will come with Windows Phone 8.1 and be upgradeable to Windows 10 in the future. The Liquid M220 has a textured surface ...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (01/03/2015 17:33)
Today, HP has announced the new 13-3-inch HP Spectre x360 ultra-thin convertible PC. This is one beautiful PC – it’s built with an all CNC aluminum chassis with polished metal on the sides. The HP Spectre x360 has a special geared hinge design that a...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (01/03/2015 17:25)
Paul Baldwin is the CEO at Joybits Game Studio, headquartered in San Francisco. Joybits developed the immensely popular Doodle game series; Doodle games have been downloaded over 160 million times in 150 countries, generating approximately $10 millio...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (27/02/2015 21:37)
The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats,...
Source: OneNote Blog (27/02/2015 18:00)
Last month, Lionhead Studios announced that Fable Legends will be cross-playable on both Xbox One with Xbox Live Gold and Windows 10 PCs. And today – they have announced Fable Legends will be free to play. For more information, click here and watch t...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (27/02/2015 01:09)
Last month, Lionhead Studios announced that Fable Legends will be cross-playable on both Xbox One with Xbox Live Gold and Windows 10 PCs. And today – they have announced Fable Legends will be free to play. For more information, click here and watch t...
Source: Exploring IE (26/02/2015 21:20)
We’re looking forward to the start of the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) Summit in Shenzhen in just a few weeks. Today, I’m pleased to share the formal agenda with you. WinHEC Shenzhen will have a great line up of deep technical sess...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (26/02/2015 18:45)
Due to popular demand from worldwide teachers, we have now translated the 10 interactive guides on found on OneNoteForTeachers.com into 5 common languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French and German. We hope this will help you become ...
Source: OneNote Blog (26/02/2015 18:00)
The OneDrive app for Windows Phone received a cool new update today. Now you can sign in to OneDrive on your Windows Phone with additional Microsoft accounts, protect OneDrive access with a PIN code, and create and view albums. Sign into OneDrive wit...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (26/02/2015 17:59)
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