Groupby 2021


GroupBy October 2020 Schedule

GroupBy Americas - October 27

TIME DBA Track Database Development Track
13:30 UTC
Managing SQL Server the easy way with dbatools — Daniel Suarez
A Practical Starter Guide to SQL Notebooks — Deborah Melkin
15:00 UTC
High Availability/Disaster Recovery 101 — Glenn Berry
6 Query Tuning Techniques to Solve 75% of Performance Problems — Amit Bansal
16:30 UTC
Getting Started with PowerShell for DBAs — Harry Chandra
Advanced Plan Explorer Usage for Tuning Execution Plans — Andy Yun
18:00 UTC
Keynote with Vicky Harp
Keynote with Vicky Harp
19:30 UTC
Using Query Store to fix plans & pains in your queries — Pablo Lozano
Advanced data security (from 2016 to 2019 new features) — Ronen Ariely
21:00 UTC
Top 5 Skills a DBA will need in 2020 — Gethyn Ellis
Understanding Statistics in SQL Server — Deepthi Goguri
22:30 UTC
Free Pizza & Beer… And Other Mistakes — Andy Mallon
Free Pizza & Beer… And Other Mistakes — Andy Mallon

GroupBy Europe - October 28

TIME DBA Track Database Development & BI Track
11:00 UTC
Azure SQL Database Administration for the on-prem DBA — Ahmad Osama
A Complete Introduction to Azure Data Factory — Paul Andrew
12:30 UTC
Working with Very Large Tables Like a Pro in SQL Server 2019 — Guy Glantser
From XL to S – Reduce your Power BI model size by 90%! — Nikola Ilic
14:00 UTC
dbatools’ recipes for Data Professionals — Cláudio Silva
Azure SQL: What to use when — Anna Hoffman
Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server environments using Free community tools — Javier Villegas
A full intro to Azure Devops projects in 60 minutes or less — Kevin Chant, Sander Stad
17:00 UTC
Baking Extended Events recipes without breaking a sweat — Gianluca Sartori
Advanced data types – JSON — Damir Matešić

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The last GroupBy welcomed over 2500 attendees—we want you at the next one!

Sessions for Americas time zones are on May 25, and sessions for Europe time zones are on May 26; all are welcome at both and all sessions recordings are available post-event!

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