North Texas SQL Servers Users Group

Next Meeting: Thu, Jul 20 2017



Enhancements that will make
Your SQL Server ROAR

Summary: Are you a?Production DBA that wants to know which new xEvents and DMVs/DMFs are available to get further insights into SQL Server operations?Production DBA that needs to troubleshoot a performance issue, and needs to collect performance data for others to analyze?Developer that needs to analyze query performance and already has basic knowledge of how to read an execution plan?Then this session is for you! It just works – performance and scale in SQL Server 2016 database engine and what is being added to in-market versions. This session will showcase several improvements in SQL Server, focusing on the latest enhancements that address some of the most common customer pain points the Database Engine, involving tempdb, new CE, memory management, T-SQL constructs as well as diagnostics for troubleshooting query plans, memory grants, and backup/restore. Understand these changes in performance and scale, and the new and improved diagnostics for faster troubleshooting and mitigation.

Presenter: BobWard, Microsoft Tiger Team

Bio: Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Data Group (Tiger Team) which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 24 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2017. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server often presenting talks on internals and troubleshooting at events such as SQL Saturday, SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite. You can find him on twitter at @bobwardms or read his blog at

Meeting Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Meeting starts: 6:00 pm with food and a QA session

Presentation: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Microsoft Las Colinas Offices  
7000 North Highway 161 , Building LC-1  
Irving Texas 75039  

Afterward socializing: If there is interest, we will gather at NYLO (1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75039) to casually socialize

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