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Neil Hambly

Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles
Presented 120+ events, including 50 PASS Summit/24HOP/Rally/SQL Saturday, 20 European events (12 countries), 50 + UK (SQLBits, SQLRelay) 
Leader of PASS London (UK) & Professional Development VC, Melissa Data MVP (2015)

SQL Cruise Technical Lead, Likes Guinness, Loves Whisky, Dancing

http://dataidol.com/NeilHambly/

DAC(Data Tier Applications) a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2, learn how this new feature can fit into your database deployment lifecycle strategies, monitor the health & performance of your DAC applications using Utility Explorer
Not to be confused with the Rugby / Football ditties, but actually an in-depth look @ "Waits" Side of the well-known "Waits & Queues" methodology With focus in this session on interpreting the information in the (DMV) sys.dm_os_wait_stats
This session was first given @ SQLBits 8, with the upcoming Denali release we can not only revisit this topic once more, but add to it further showing techniques and enhancements to the "Waits" analysis now possible with the latest SQL release
The Enterprise only feature "Compression" can make a HUGE difference to your storage requirements and we will examine this feature in detail, integrate this into your strategies, finding objects which your should use this one
SQL Server 2012 brings a wide range of changes, including a key change in how SQL Server memory is managed. Earlier releases of SQL Server have two memory managers, which have now been merged into one, discover all these important changes
We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression
Understanding how SQL Server performs under various Load scenarios, requires controlled testing of a SQL Server instance whilst capturing key metrics using tools like Distributed Replay Controller can make this challenging task easier
We all know that correct indexing is king when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When indexing combines with the enterprise features partitioning and compression, you can find substantial performance gains.