This session will take a look at better Unicode support, query processing improvements for row store tables, secure enclaves, and other neat things you'll find useful as a modern database administrator or developer.
This session looks at creating a SQL test lab on your workstation. We start by selecting a hypervisor, look at building a virtual machine and then creating a domain controller, a Windows failover cluster and a couple of SQL Servers.
The dbatools module now has over 400 commands you can work with. How do you know where to start and which ones you can use in your day-to-day work?
In this hour long session we will attempt to include lots of advice and guidance on how to develop code that will easily get approved by your DBA prior to release to production.
Indexing presents daunting 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 apps
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. SQL Server 2017 / 2019 has introduced many new features.
This demo-oriented session will show many examples where database professionals were dumbfounded by their own mistakes, and could even bring back memories of your own early DBA days.
Slack, Bots, ChatOps? Is any of this useful to a DBA? Yes, come and let me show you how!
The word Kerberos can strike fear into a SQL DBA as well as many Windows Server Administrators. This talk looks at the principle of Kerberos, how it applies to SQL Server and what we need to do ensure it works
Learn how you can validate your SQL Server estate with ease using dbachecks
A tour of Cassandra, a popular NoSQL DBMS
Introduction on how to use the Powershell library Lability to create complex SQL Server based test labs.
If you are a DBA and want to get started with Data Science, then this session is for you. This demo-packed session will show you an end-to-end Data Science project covering the core technologies in Microsoft Data + AI stack.
DEVOPS - a buzzword in IT and how beneficial it is to include within your DBA activities
For anyone frustrated by column-hoarding users and developers
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. In this session we will discuss newly introduced SQL Server 2016 / 2017 features for performance.
In this session you will learn how you can perform your DBA morning checklist with Policy Based Management to evaluate your servers and how I configured my setup.
In this demo-only session, you will learn how Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft troubleshoot performance problems and what tool and scripts they use. We will take a look at tools and scripts like SQLDiag, SQLNexus, PAL, and BPCheck.
Maintaining very large databases (VLDBs) can involve a lot more creativity and bending of the rules than their smaller brethren. Attend this session to learn tips and tricks amassed from years of managing them.
It just works – performance and scale in SQL Server 2016 database engine and what is being added to in-market versions.
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