SQLBits 2017: We Have Disco

Aaron Bertrand

Published On: March 22, 2017

Categories: Community, SQLBits 0

April 5th is coming up fast; that's when SQLBits 2017 starts in Telford, UK. This will be my second time to Telford, and I hope that this time I make it to The Iron Bridge I keep hearing about.

SQLBits has always been about the education. Next to the learning, though, the theme party is the major highlight of each trip, and they out-do themselves every. single. time. This year, the theme is disco, and I can't wait to see all the bellbottoms and butterfly collars.

SentryOne has a spectacular presence, once again, with eight speakers in total, including our Performance Bootcamp. John Martin has actually put together a "set list" if you will, describing what sessions we'll be giving and when; I'll give you the short version:

  • John Martin
  • Richard Douglas
  • Kevin Kline
  • Scott Fallen
  • Steve Wright
  • Melissa Coates
  • Allen White
  • ME!

I am giving a full-day pre-con on Wednesday, April 5th, entitled "Becoming a Better SQL Server Developer." In the morning, I'll talk about all sorts of fundamentals: how the engine works, table design, indexes, and statistics. In the afternoon, it will be all about the meaty goodness: bad habits, best practices, workstation configuration, and even some quizzes.

On Friday, I'll be giving a session on new T-SQL capabilities in SQL Server 2016 and v.Next. This will be a quick run-through of what's new and what's coming, with demos driven by the audience.

And whenever we're not in a session, we'll be at our booth, so feel free to come by just to say hello, or to find out how our solutions can work for you. You might even win an Amazon Echo!


SQLBits 2017


Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Manager at SentryOne, with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a community moderator for the Database Administrators Stack Exchange. Aaron's blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.


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