A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform and a MCSE in Data Management and Analytics. She has over 18 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with a focus on SQL Server. She is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences on topics including performance tuning and configuration management. She is the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic PASS Regional Mentor. She is passionate about SQL Server and the SQL Server community, doing anything she can to give back. Monica can always be found on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips.
Monica Rathbun has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

We'll cover how I have survived and thrived being a Lone DBA for 15 years and how you can too. You'll know what you can do to make your job easier, where to find help, and how to still be able to advance your career.
Let’s talk about how using Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and even Facebook cannot only enhance your career but make you better at your job. We'll also discuss the pitfalls & risks that sometimes accompany these tools.
Everyone wants to know if there are magic buttons you can push to make SQL Server run faster, better and more efficiently.We will go over some of my go-to performance tricks that you can implement to get the biggest bang
Let's learn about what Always Encrypted is, how it works, and the implications for your environment. By the end you will know how to now easily encrypt columns of data and just as importantly how to unencrypt.

Sessions

Previous Sessions

This session will cover how to work around hardware issues when it isn’t in the budget for newer, faster, stronger, better hardware. Learn tips and tricks on how to reduce IO,relieve memory pressure, and reduce blocking.