The Hello World Tour

Richard Douglas

Published On: September 23, 2015

Categories: Community, PASS Summit 0

Following on from Allen White's newly introduced tradition of putting "Hello World" into your first blog title I thought I would do the same. Whilst Allen's post concentrated on his move to SQL Sentry, I covered this on my personal blog a little while back in a post entitled Career Progression. In this post I wanted to talk a little more about some of the things I will be doing next month.

The World Tour aspect to the title is quite apt as I will be speaking at two events: SQL Relay in the UK and the PASS Summit in the USA, so there will be a fair amount of international traveling involved.

2015 Relay - Speaking









SQL Relay Dates and Venues

October 7th - Nottingham
The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need To Baseline

October 8th - Reading
Natural Born Killers; Performance Issues To Avoid

October 12th - London
Understanding the Transaction Log, Your Key to Unlocking Greater Throughput

October 14th - Cardiff
Understanding Indexing

October 15th - Birmingham
Understanding Indexing

PASS Summit

The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need To Baseline - Thursday, October 29th

2015 PASS Summit

Ensuring peak SQL Server performance isn’t always easy and requires a lot of work on the part of the DBA. To maintain the best possible performance, you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. But how do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.

This session shows you how to get the most from them. We explain what a baseline is, why and when you need to take one, and how you can create one. You also learn about native Windows and SQL Server tools that enable you to do just that. Don’t wait for a disaster to fully realize the importance of baselining.

As you can imagine, October is going to be pretty full on as there are also a further two sponsor sessions and two half day seminars as part of SQL Relay. These will be presented in conjunction with John Martin (b|t) and Kevin Kline (b|t).

It would be great if you could drop by to say Hi.

Richard (@SQLRich) is a Principal Solutions Engineer at SentryOne, specializing in our SQL Server portfolio offering in EMEA. He has worked with SQL Server since version 7.0 in various developer and DBA roles and holds a number of Microsoft certifications. Richard is a keen member of the SQL Server community; previously he ran a PASS Chapter in the UK and served on the organizing committee for SQLRelay.


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