I have a very busy next week in the works! Here are the upcoming speaking engagements that I am working on, and feel free to contact me if you wish to attend!
Tuesday evening, April 23, I am speaking remotely to the North Carolina Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) about ‘Virtualizing Business Critical SQL Servers’. This session will be completely via Webex due to scheduling, so register with TriPASS so you can get the webinar URL in time!
Session Abstract: Everyone knows that SQL Server can be virtualized, but most are only virtualizing development and testing environments. Top-tier production workloads can be virtualized too, and David Klee (@kleegeek) will provide valuable insight into how to properly prepare for and implement a successful virtualization campaign for ALL of your SQL Server environments and prepare your organization for the change. Practical tips, tricks, and gotchaâ€™s will be discussed in this dynamic dialog session.
Next, Thursday afternoon April 25 at 18:00 – 19:00 UTC I am speaking to the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter virtual user group with a brand-new session called ‘It’s All About the Performance, Right?’ RSVP at this link. This is a free global group (along with all of the other fantastic virtual chapters) so please sign up and attend!
Session Abstract: Just about anyone can click through a SQL Server installation and get it working. But, it is not running close to efficient, and as the workloads grow, it will only get worse. This session by David Klee (@kleegeek) provides valuable details on how to tweak and tune your SQL Server installations to ensure maximum performance, as well as tips on capacity management so you know when you need to add more hardware to take your server to the next level.
That evening, I am speaking remotely to the Gulf Coast SQL Server Users Group with another round of the ‘Virtualizing Business Critical SQL Servers’ session that I love to deliver. Contact the SSUG if you are interested in attending!
Finally, next Saturday, April 27, is SQL Saturday Fargo ND at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center! I am excited to speak on ‘Database Health and Performance‘ in Room 2 at 8:30 am (bring your coffee). I know this is going to be a great event, and I cannot wait to talk with the attendees and the other speakers.
(I’ll also be delivering an advanced session on ‘Squeezing the Most Performance from your VMware-Based SQL Servers‘ at SQL Saturday Atlanta on May 18, but that’s not in April – more on this event in an upcoming post!)
As always, thank you all for supporting these wonderful events. I am always thrilled to be able to give back to the community that has taught me so much and continued to support my insatiable appetite for geeky knowledge over the years. I hope to see you all soon!