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Inside Kubernetes – An Architectural Deep Dive

Target Audience: DBAs and System Architects with the desire to learn about deploying SQL Server in containers Abstract: In this session we will introduce Kubernetes, we’ll deep dive into each component and its responsibility in a cluster. We will also look at and demonstrate higher-level abstractions such as Services, Controllers, and Deployments and how they…
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SQL Server Memory Internals & Troubleshooting

Target Audience: The session is for SQL Server DBAs. Minimum 2 years of working experience with SQL Server. Abstract: Welcome to the dungeon. Yes, SQL Server memory concepts are like entering a dungeon where you are guaranteed to get lost. It’s dark and complex out there and not many have come back alive. Join Microsoft…
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How to write a kick a** anything.

Target Audience: Technical folks who want to be more persuasive and articulate. To get this most value from this content, you’ll need to be able to read and write fluently in English. Abstract: Want to sway people on a project? Set hard limits on your time? Communicate your technical know-how and have people actually read…
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PowerShell for the SQL DBA

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 Target Audience: This is for DBAs that want to do more with less clicking using PowerShell. Abstract: Do you manage more than one instance of SQL Server? More than one database? When clicking through any interface as a DBA it can get pretty time consuming and very frustrating. I am here to help you get…
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New Engine Features in SQL Server 2019

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Target Audience: Anyone working with SQL Server and interested in where Microsoft is going with the data platform. Abstract: A new release of SQL Server is like a new season of your favorite TV show. Some releases in the past were lacking; I always felt like SQL Server 2008 R2 was about as exciting as…
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What ‘Digital Transformation’ Means, and How You Can Use It to Advance Your Career (Without Being a Robot)

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Target Audience: Developers and Database Administrators who are interested in career development or industry trends. The talk will be accessible to everyone in IT, it’s not highly database or code specific. Abstract: Whether you love or hate buzzwords, the big ones signify critical cultural changes. In this session, Kendra Little will explain what executives mean…
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The Problems With Optional Operators

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Target Audience: Anyone who stares at query plans for a living. Abstract: The optimizer has options. Not every option is optimal. Optimistic query tuners hope that the optimizer will make optimal choices. Often, the optimizer will stick an optional operator in a plan that just doesn’t belong. Sorts, Spools, Lookups, Tops, Aggregates, and Bitmaps can…
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Using Open Source Products to Collect Performance Metrics

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Target Audience: This presentation is for DBAs, sysadmins, and if you are brave managers. Abstract: Ever had a manager standing over your shoulder, wanting to know why an instance is running slow or if it can handle additional workload? What information would you use to answer these questions? If only you knew what performance metrics…
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