September is a wild month for me! This Saturday, September 14th, I will be at Kansas City’s next SQL Saturday #191 giving a preview of my upcoming SQL PASS Summit presentation entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from your Virtualized SQL Servers“.

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. Once virtualized, additional tuning can help get even more performance out of that virtual machine. We will discuss 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. Tips on configuring your SQL Server installations for maximum performance when virtualized will be covered. We will also present tips on monitoring and capacity management so you know when you need to add more hardware to keep your database servers running at their peak performance.

Also, In two weeks I will be at Denver’s next SQL Saturday event on September 28th. I am proud to be presenting an all new presentation on the “SQL Server Virtualization for DBAs”. I can hardly wait!

On October 12 I am also presenting at Charleston’s next SQL Saturday with an all new session on “Database Health and Performance“. It’s the weekend before the SQL PASS Summit, so get in early for the conference and come to the Saturday event!

SQL Saturday events are great, and if you are a SQL Server professional of any sort, I urge you to attend these events (or the SQL Saturday nearest to you)! I learn so much from every one of the sessions and people at these great events. I’ll see you there!