sqlpasssummit2013logoWOW! I was selected to present at the SQL PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC. in October! All I can do is keep repeating WOW. I’m in shock.

Even better, I was chosen for a spotlight session! I could not be more ecstatic! I received the email while I was traveling to Atlanta for SQL Saturday Atlanta this past weekend, and I think about 20 other Friday night travelers at Chicago’s Midway Airport thought that I was crazy with how I publicly reacted.

I’ll be presenting a 90-minute spotlight session on “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server“. I have delivered a similar session on performance setup from VMware-based SQL Servers, but am working fervently to extend the tips and tricks into the Microsoft Hyper-V realm.

This is my third SQL PASS Summit and the second Summit where I have gotten to speak. Last year I was lucky enough to sneak in with Kevin Kline to speak with him on virtualization, and I could not have been happier.

Track: Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment

Abstract: Just about anyone can click through a SQL Server installation and get it working, but more than a little tuning is required to get the most performance out of your servers. When your servers are virtualized, additional tuning can help get even more performance out of that virtual machine.

This session will cover valuable details for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V on how to tweak and tune your virtual infrastructure for business-critical virtualized SQL Servers. You’ll learn tips for configuring your SQL Server installations for maximum performance when virtualized and for monitoring and capacity management so that you know when you need to add more hardware to keep your database servers running at peak performance.

The conference is located in Charlotte, NC, from October 15-18. I am planning to attend the pre-conference session from Grant Fritchey on “Thriving as a DBA in the World of Cloud and On-Premise Data“. Pick a pre-conference session and attend because these are some of the best speakers and most in-depth topics that you can find. I have been to a pre-con two years in a row, and cannot wait to make it a third!

As always, thank you #sqlfamily. You’re the reason that I do this. You are the best technical community on the planet, and I get a big smile every time I think about meeting up with any of you. Make sure to register for the event here, and I will see you there!

Now – anyone up for go-karting before or after the event? Email or tweet me and let’s start a mailing list to get an event coordinated!