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Our news room includes recent product reviews, press releases, eNews, and external blogs about SQL Sentry software. Also check out our blog posts for additional articles.

March 2015

SQL Sentry and System Center Operations Manager

Scott Fallen (@ScottFallen) explains how our monitoring and deep dive tuning capabilities to be a great complement to System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). SCOM does not provide much out-of-the-box functionality for SQL Server, even with the SQL Server Management Pack. Our software provides the same scalability as SCOM with a less labor-intensive configuration process.

March 2015

Unexpected Clustered Index Fragmentation

In a departure from his series on ‘knee-jerk performance tuning’, Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) of SQLskills decided to discuss index fragmentation. In this post, he describes several ways clustered index fragmentation can sneak up on us, and how it can impact your workload.

February 2015

eNews, February 2015 - The New Support Center

February is the season for sending Valentine’s Day cards and sweet nothings. But Mother Nature decided to send a veritable tsunami of ice and snow at the SQL Sentry team, from Nashville (me) to New England (Aaron) to Charlotte (company HQ). Only Lori Edwards, in sunny Tucson, managed to escape frosty toes and steaming breath.

February 2015

SQL Sentry v8.3 Rundown

In version 8.3, we have pushed the envelope again, enhancing both features to make them even more useful. Arguably the most exciting enhancements in v8.3 are found in Custom Conditions, where three important new features make their appearance. Additionally, the Show Totals feature in Performance Advisor's Top SQL module has been extended to the Procedure Stats and Query Stats tabs. We'll touch on each of these features in this post and, as always, more in-depth information is available in the User Guide.

February 2015

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer links

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) posted his slide deck from his presentation on Plan Explorer at SQLSaturday #357 in Cleveland. He also provided a set of value Plan Explorer links in case anyone needs to find something.

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Events

SQL Sentry has been "taking it on the road" attending User Group meetings and conferences. In cities across the world, we're showing you how to optimize SQL Server performance. If you are a User Group organizer looking for exciting, pertinent guest presenters and would like to schedule SQL Sentry to attend your group meeting, contact us.

Mar 28, 2015

SQLSaturday #382 - Brisbane, Australia

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Mar 28 2015 at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Cnr Boundary and Rosa Streets, Springhill, Australia.  

Apr 11, 2015

SQLSaturday #389 - Huntington Beach, CA

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Apr 11 2015 at Goldenwest College, 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.  

Apr 11, 2015

SQLSaturday #387 - Madison, WI

SQL Saturday returns to Madison for the fourth year running! SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Apr 11 2015 at The Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706.  

Apr 18, 2015

SQLSaturday #364 - Boston, MA

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Apr 18 2015 at Microsoft Conference Center, Kendall Square, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142.  

Apr 25, 2015

SQLSaturday #372 - Exeter, United Kingdom

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. It is being organised by the SQL South West PASS Chapter and we would be pleased to see you at one of our regular meetings if you can't wait for April! This event will be held on 24th and 25th April 2015  

Apr 27, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015

IE0: Immersion Event for the Junior/Accidental DBA - Chicago, IL

In this three-day course you will learn the basic information necessary to successfully install, configure, and administer SQL Server to ease manageability, maximize performance, and minimize the risk of data loss. This course will help you learn how to keep the lights on so that SQL Server meets the business requirements for availability and performance.  

Apr 27, 2015 - May 01, 2015

IEPTO1: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 1 - Chicago, IL

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part one of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO2 being the second half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015

IEPTO2: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 2 - Chicago, IL

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part two of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO1 being the first half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015

IEBI: Immersion Event on Business Intelligence - Chicago, IL

Even with little to no knowledge of BI, this course will provide you with immediately-usable, production-level knowledge of BI. The SQL Server training course has been designed for anyone who needs to become familiar with all facets of the BI stack—SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, and Excel.  

May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015

Microsoft Ignite - Chicago, IL

The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and more. So welcome, thinkers. And get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in the future.  

May 16, 2015

SQLSaturday #392 - Atlanta, GA

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 16 2015 at Georgia State University, 3775 Brookside Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022.  

May 16, 2015

SQLSaturday #369 - Lisbon, Portugal

SQLSaturday is a FREE training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 16 2015 at Microsoft Portugal (Rua do Fogo de Santelmo, Lote 2.07.02). Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.  

May 16, 2015

SQLSaturday #383 - Rochester, NY

Free* SQL Server training! Chance to win great prizes! What more could a SQL Server Professional ask for? If this sounds good to you then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #383, the largest FREE* training event dedicated exclusively to SQL Server Administration, Development and Business Intelligence to hit Rochester, NY.  

May 18, 2015 - May 21, 2015

SQLintersection - Scottsdale, AZ

SQLintersection will meet the expectations of developers and IT professionals alike. The intersection of tools and technologies today create a need for a conference that allows you to go in-depth with experts on the technologies you’re using today but also cross over and hear what's happening with other technologies and how they affect you; keeping you on the cutting edge.  

May 30, 2015

SQLSaturday #380 - New York City, NY

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 30 2015 at 11 Times Square, Microsoft New York Metro District Office, New York, NY 10036.  

Jun 02, 2015

Louisville IT Symposium - Louisville, KY

The Louisville IT Symposium is a high-quality low-cost alternative to the larger conferences. The local opportunity represents limited travel expense and minimal time out of office. It is tailored to the most current issues and opportunities people are addressing in Louisville and the surrounding areas. It also features 12 “real world” speakers who are some of the best and brightest and it provides IT Executives, Management and Staff the opportunity to network with counterparts at other local organizations and positions to learn from each other.  

Jun 08, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015

IEPTO1: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 1 - Bellevue, WA

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part one of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO2 being the second half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

Jun 14, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

SQL Cruise - Mediterranean

Get top-tier SQL Server technical training along with networking sessions devoted to leadership, communication, and problem-solving soft-skills. Spend down-time periods in one-on-one or small group discussions with those leading the sessions – leaders, consultants, mentors all with decades of experience and the credentials to support the experience. Focus on the content and the experience without the distractions of the internet and online social networking. All this takes place in a relaxing, yet professional classroom setting in a facility that provides for room and board at a fraction of what you would expect for conventional SQL Server training.  

Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015

IEPTO2: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 2 - Bellevue, WA

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part two of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO1 being the first half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

Jun 27, 2015

SQLSaturday #410 - Chattanooga, TN

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jun 27 2015 at the EMCS Building at UT Chattanooga, 784 Vine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.  

Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

IEPTO1: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 1 - London, United Kingdom

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part one of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO2 being the second half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

Oct 12, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015

IEPTO2: Immersion Event on Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 2 - Dublin, Ireland

This 3/400-level, 5-day, SQL Server training class is part two of our two-part, comprehensive training program on SQL Server performance tuning and optimization (with IEPTO1 being the first half). This class will give you a wealth of practical optimization techniques that you can put into production as soon as you return to work and we ensure you understand *why* and *how* a technique works rather than just what the technique is.  

Oct 27, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015

PASS Summit 2015 - Seattle, WA

PASS Summit is the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community. Since 1999, PASS Summit has delivered the most technical sessions, the largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest-rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event in the world. Join us for top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and the connections you need to take your SQL Server skills to the next level.  

Nov 02, 2015 - Nov 05, 2015

SQLintersection - Las Vegas, NV

SQLintersection will meet the expectations of developers and IT professionals alike. The intersection of tools and technologies today create a need for a conference that allows you to go in-depth with experts on the technologies you’re using today but also cross over and hear what's happening with other technologies and how they affect you; keeping you on the cutting edge.  

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