Join me at DevTeach/SQLTeach in Vancouver, BC

VancouverNext month, I’m traveling to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, for DevTeach/SQLTeach conference, June 8th – 12th, 2009. If you’ve never been to a DevTeach/SQLTeach conference, I’d highly recommend it. This will be the fifth time for me and I can tell you that it truly is a great conference. (My prior visits to the conference were in Montreal and Toronto; this will be my first trip to Vancouver.)

This year’s speaker line up includes such notables as Kevin Kline, Jessica Moss, Richard Campbell, Peter DeBetta, Bill Graziano, Don Kiely, Brad McGehee, Roman Rehak, Beth Massi, and Ted Neward, just to name a few.

And, I’m delivering four sessions in Vancouver.

Locking and Blocking Made Simple (SQL212)
A good working knowledge of how SQL Server makes use of locking and transaction isolation levels can go a long way toward improving an application’s performance. In this session, we will explore SQL Server’s locking methodology and discover techniques for enhancing query response times.

Identifying Performance Bottlenecks (SQL326)
When a SQL Server application is under performing, how can you isolate where the actual problem is? Would more memory help? What about adding additional processors? Or maybe some indexes are missing? In this session, we will explore how SQL Profiler and Performance Monitor can be used to uncover your SQL Server’s bottleneck.

Creating Data-Driven Subscriptions in SSRS (SQL342)
Providing information to those that need it when they need it is key for many businesses. But, being able to automatically disseminate critical information in a timely fashion can be a challenge. In this session, we will discover how data-driven subscriptions in SQL Server Reporting Services can be used to effectively deliver reports to a varying list of subscribers.

Tips & Tricks for Writing Better Queries (SQL382)
Transact-SQL is not a very difficult language to learn. As long as the syntax is correct, it can be quite forgiving. However to truly get the best performance from your SQL Server, careful consideration should be given to the structure and logic of the queries. In this session, we’ll discuss some Transact-SQL tips and tricks that can be employed to help you write better queries, allowing your server to perform better.

You can see all sessions being offered here.

So, if you’re interested in SQL Server, come on by for one or my sessions or catch in my the hallways; I’d love to talk with you. If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late. Visit the registration page for details.



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