17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a Systems Consultant and SQL Server Evangelist for Dell Software where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard is the founder and organiser of the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group and has spoken at several PASS events including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally's and SQL Saturdays. Richard also regularly presents webinars for Dell Software and PASS Virtual Chapters on various SQL Server related topics and was a technical reviewer on two SQL Server 2012 books. Richard can be contacted via Twitter @SQLRich or on his blog http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
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Richard Douglas has submitted 6 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Learning SQL is easy, mastering it is hard. In this session you’ll learn simple but effective tricks to design your database objects better and write more optimized code.
Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
In this session, you'll gain guidance for optimizing your backup strategies. Actually that's a lie, I'll be advocating the mind shift from backups and the devastating affect they can have on a company and instead move you to having a restore strategy
Indexing presents big challenges for even the most seasoned professionals, it offers countless options to choose from. With a little help you’ll see how to simplify indexing in your environment & improve the overall performance of your SQL Servers.
There's no doubt about it, the transaction log is treated like the proverbial ginger haired step child. The poor thing does not receive much love, the transaction log however is a very essential and misunderstood part of your database.
We're all told to watch our weight and to exercise more, so to flip this on its head I will be showing you exercises that you can do to watch your waits. You could even eat a Danish pastry while watching if you wish (Danish pastry’s not provided).

Previous Sessions

Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.