San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Midlands SQL Server User Group - 14th January 2016, 6.30pm
Session 1: John Martin - Building and Configuring SQL Server: Recommended Best Practices
Session 2: Richard Douglas - The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need to Baseline
6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet
6:30pm - 7:30pm John Martin - Building and Configuring SQL Server: Recommended Best Practices
When planning your SQL Server deployments there are a lot of different options to choose from and configurations that you can use, but which ones are for you? Here I will discuss and highlight some of the key recommended practices that you should follow and put in place when you build your SQL Servers and ways that you can automate these in order to standardize your server deployments covering;
- Trace Flags, Configuration Options and Design Choices
- Maintenance and Monitoring essentials
- How to select the right High Availability or Disaster Recovery option
- Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting methods
7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Food
8:00pm – 9:00pm Richard Douglas - The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need to Baseline
Ensuring peak SQL Server performance isn’t always easy and requires a lot of work on the part of the DBA. To maintain the best possible performance, you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. But how do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
This session shows you how to get the most from them. We explain what a baseline is, why and when you need to take one, and how you can create one. You also learn about native Windows and SQL Server tools that enable you to do just that. Don’t wait for a disaster to fully realize the importance of baselining.
We'll be at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC Birmingham), B12 9QH.
It's directly opposite Edgebaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham
Parking: Lots or free parking, entrance is via Queens Ride, opposite the cricket ground
Public Transport: It's about 2 miles from New Street Station. Short taxi ride, or buses 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 & 63.
The 45 & 47 are the best options, which depart from outside Boots in the Bullring, opposite where the main entrance to New Street station was, on Smallbrook Queensway.
Room: When you get there, we're in the 'Pincent Masons 1' room. On the 1st floor, above the main entrance.
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.
Dress code: relaxed
If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please let me (Alex Whittles) know, either on Twitter (@PurpleFrogSys or @SQLMidlands) or email Alex@SQLMidlands.com
John & Rich are both SQL Server gurus from SQL Sentry, after previous lives at Microsoft and Dell respectively. Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll have already seen them present, so I won't go on here :)
When & Where
SQLMidlands - Bringing the West Midlands SQL Server community together
We normally hold meetings every other month, usually on a Thursday after work at in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology. We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present.
We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know.
If you've registered for an event and can no longer make it, please do unregister so that we don't over order the food! To unregister just view your tickets in your EventBrite account, and then cancel the relevant ticket. Thanks!
This event is kindly sponsored by Purple Frog Systems, if you need any Microsoft Business Intelligence help (Data Warehouses, ETL, Cubes, Azure, IoT, etc.), give them a call!