Kalen Delaney

Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 28 years, and provides advanced SQL Server training to clients around the world. She has been a SQL Server MVP since 1993 and has been writing about SQL Server almost as long. Kalen has spoken at dozens of technical conferences, including every PASS conference in the US and multiple TechEd events in both the US and Europe. Kalen is the author or co-author of many books on SQL Server, the most recent being SQL Server 2014 Internals: In-memory OLTP, from Red Gate.  Kalen blogs at www.sqlblog.com.
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In this session, I’ll tell you about some of my favorite undocumented features, and also tell you some of my tricks for discovering more undocumented secrets.
In this session, we'll explore SQL Server's plan cache, including techniques for discovering what plans are in cache, how often they've been run, and whether they contain any sub-optimal operators. Knowing what's happened is the first step in tuning.
Locking and blocking is SQL Server’s default method of managing concurrency in a multi-user environment. In this session we’ll look at the three main aspects of locking, including when locks cause blocking and also examine ways to minimize blocking.
This session looks inside the transaction log to see exactly what is logged for minimally logged operations in each of the recovery models. We also look at other factors in our SQL Server operations that affect what is actually written to the log.

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