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Extended Events - The Top Features for efficient Tracing

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We are super excited to welcome Microsoft Data Platform MVP and all-round SQL superstar, Andreas Wolter, to Dubai for a special session with the UAE SQL Server User Group! He is also one of only 7 MCSM certified professionals worldwide. Usually based out of Germany, Andreas flies out to speak at dozens of conferences and user groups worldwide.

Please note slight change in agenda below to cover Extended Events in general:

Extended Events, which entered the product in SQL Server 2008, are replacing the old SQL Trace & Profiler - and there are many good reasons for that. In this session you will see a selection of the most fascinating possibilities using this Tracing Framework. If you want to find out how to trace in a flexible and lightweight way, how to do advanced analysis directly inside the GUI, how to audit Database and Table-access without Auditing, how to analyze deadlocks without old-fashioned TraceFlags based on the built-in system_health session, this session is just for you. You will also learn how to use the GUI in an effective way for top-down-analysis and what is possible with some XQuery scripting.

Update: You can reach out to Andreas via andreas.wolter AT, his blog at and Twitter (@SQL_de (, @AndreasWolter (

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