North Texas SQL Servers Users Group

Dallas SQL Saturday 2019 Info

     4 Full Day Sessions for Ridiculously Low prices. One of them has already sold out. Tell your boss, "Hey, I can get a $1200 class for only $139!". Seriously, it's that much of a steal! And these speakers are
Internationally Known, Book Authors, and Respected Authorities. Good gracious folks, what's holding you up? Can't miss that Friday meeting?


  More than 60 Sessions throughout the day, 10 different sessions to choose from in any particular hour. Absolutely FREE. What's to lose? Register now!



   The MAY 2019 meeting is sponsored by Red Gate. We will have 1 big raffle prize and many smaller raffle items to give out. We will also announce their upcoming SQL in the City, taking place next week in Austin, TX. Thank you Redgate!

Next Meeting: Thu, Feb 19 2015

19 FEB 2015 NTSSUG Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

6:00 - 6:20 - Welcome, Announcements & Food

6:20 - 7:20 - Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to end the Madness by Mindy Curnutt

7:30 - 8:30 - PowerShell Lessons Learned from a SQL Installation and Patch Management Implementation by Fany Vargas

8:30 - 8:45 - Raffle and closing


UTC : Fri, Feb 20 2015 00:00 - 03:00
Event Time : Thu, Feb 19 2015 18:00 - 21:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Fri, Feb 20 2015 00:00 - 03:00


7000 North Highway 161
Irving, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to end the Madness

Speaker: Mindy Curnutt, Managing Partner Curnutt Data Solutions

Summary: In this Session, 3 different approaches to using Tracing and Extended Events will be covered. 1. The Long Running Query. 2. The Thousand Paper Cuts - De-Parameterization & Aggregation 3. Looking at Space Between SQL Calls (how to determine when application slowness does NOT involve the SQL Server). We will go over when to to each of these approaches, how to setup both tradtional Traces and the newer Extended Events to capture the right information, and how to analyze the captured data. Lots of demos and take-away scripts in this session.

About Mindy: Mindy Curnutt is a 5X Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Business Owner and Entrepreneur. Her specialties include SQL Server hardware, configuration, migrations, scalability, performance tuning. She has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community for over two decades and has become a well known speaker within the SQL and Transportation Management communities. She is a two-time PASS Volunteer of the Month, has presented at 6 SQLPASS Summits, Live360, DevConnections, MVPMix and too many SQL Saturdays to count. She is currently the President of the North Texas SQL Server User Group out of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

PowerShell Lessons Learned from a SQL Installation and Patch Management Implementation

Speaker: Fany Vargas, Sr. Premier Field Engineer (Dedicated Support) Microsoft

Summary: This session will discuss lessons learned from a SQL installation and patch management automation project. Topics of discussion to include: · Why/When to use PowerShell for SQL administrative tasks · How to use PowerShell for automated SQL installations and patch management, including demo and scripts · Best practices and considerations when writing and organizing scripts to run both locally and remotely

About Fany: Fany Vargas is a Sr. Premier Field Engineer (Dedicated Support) at Microsoft. She has worked in various roles within the Microsoft SQL services and support teams throughout the past 12+ years - ranging from Support Engineer, Technical Lead, Support Escalation Engineer, and Premier Field Engineer. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Florida International University and currently holds the MCSE: Data Platform certification.

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