February CASSUG Monthly Meeting

Capital Area SQL Server User Group
Capital Area SQL Server User Group
Public group

Datto

33 Tech Valley Dr · East Greenbush, NY

How to find us

We meet in the break area at Datto, 33 Tech Valley Drive, East Greenbush, NY. Use the entrance at the BACK of the building and take the stairs to the second floor. The stairs by the back entrance go directly to the break area.

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Details

Our February speaker is Taiob Ali! Additionally, Greg Moore will present a lightning talk about PowerShell!

Topic: New features in Management Studio — Performance Troubleshooting made easier!

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now updated each month with the latest version of the SQL Client Tools, which enabled rapid enhancement to the Execution Plan.

Do you know that now you can see how many pages are spilled to disk for a sort, as well as the memory statistics for sort operator? Are you aware that you can see the top 10 waits for single execution and what trace flags were active during compilation, including the scope of the trace flags? Have you ever analyzed a big plan and wish you could search for the table name, index name, or column name without opening the XML plan? When you see an index used, do you know for sure which statistics were used by the Query Optimizer to estimate the number of rows?

In this demo intensive session, I will show you how to find and use new features introduced into SSMS and Showplan. You will walk out of this session equipped to make Query Performance Troubleshooting easier, and ready to tackle those nasty, hard to solve query plans.

About Taiob:
Taiob Ali, Data Platform MVP, is an accomplished technical leader with a proven record of success. He has spent the last 13 years working with SQL Server and MongoDB platform both on-premise and cloud. His experience includes three major business sectors: finance, e-commerce, and healthcare. Taiob has hands-on experience in managing large database projects including large data migration, complex process design, testing and deployment, performance tuning, long term capacity planning.

Taiob is currently working at “GMO LLC” as lead DBA. Focusing on automation, improving and streamlining operational workflow, plan and prepare for cloud migration. He is a regular speaker at local and virtual PASS chapters, SQL Saturdays and Azure conferences

Our meeting schedule is usually as follows:
5:30 PM Food, soft drinks, and networking
6:15 PM Chapter news and announcements
6:20 PM Lightning talk (topic changes monthly)
6:30 PM Presentation (topic changes monthly)
We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.