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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.

November 2014

Troubleshooting SQL Server Wait Stats

In this white paper, SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses the most common problems facing IT teams who focus their performance troubleshooting activities solely on wait statistics. This can serve as a useful and effective template for performance troubleshooting which you will be able to use over and over again whenever SQL Server performance is called into question.

November 2014

eNews, November 2014 - Release of SQL Sentry v8.2

SQL Sentry Recognized For Unparalleled Support of the SQL Server Community With Prestigious Third MVP Award. You might look at the headline and think “Of course, SQL Sentry supports the SQL Server community. That’s where they make all their money.” However, it really is much more than monetization with us, which I’ll explain in a moment. But first I’m proud to announce that Greg Gonzalez, our CEO, was recently awarded Microsoft’s prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) for his support of the SQL Server community.

October 2014

SQL Sentry v8.2: Adaptive Web UIs and Fast Query Capture

Greg Gonzalez (@SQLsensei) walks through two exciting new features in SQL Sentry v8.2 : Adaptive UIs and Fast Query Capture. Adaptive Web UIs provide many ways to view your SQL Server environment across many servers at once, on mobile devices, tablets, and PC-based systems. Fast Query Capture is designed to detect and diagnose the “death by one thousand cuts” scenario. In this situation, a server experiences performance problems not from a handful of huge, slow-running SQL batches rather it loses tiny chunks of resources from lots of tiny, but poorly coded SQL batches.

October 2014

How can I view more than one Performance Advisor dashboard at a time?

Jim Holden (@SQLJim) has a new post over on blogs.sqlsentry.com. Have you ever wondered how to view more than one Performance Advisor dashboard at a time? The ability to see multiple dashboards is very helpful to many folks, especially our customers working in Network Operations Centers. So, Jim walks through the steps that you can follow to set this up in any environment.

September 2014

eNews, September 2014 - New Version of Plan Explorer

Until the release of SQL Server 2000, there was no widely known and fully documented way to clear the important caches within SQL Server without fully restarting the service. (There were some undocumented methods introduced in SQL Server 7.) As a person writing a lot of SQL statements and stored procedures, it was especially difficult to get good performance metrics comparing two different queries that returned the same result set without quite a bit of extra work.

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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.

Jan 17, 2015

SQLSaturday #363 - Nashville,TN

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jan 17, 2015 at Lipscomb University; One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.  

Jan 19, 2015

SQLSaturday #360 - Raanana, Israel

"SQLSaturday on Monday " is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held on January 19 2015 at Microsoft Offices, HaPnina 2, Raanana, Israel. Admittance to this event is free.  

Jan 31, 2015

SQLSaturday #362 - Austin, TX

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jan 31 2015 at Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel and Conference Center, 1209 N IH 35, Round Rock, TX 78664.  

Feb 07, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015

SQL Cruise - Caribbean

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.  

Feb 07, 2015

SQLSaturday #357 - Cleveland, OH

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Feb 7 2015 at Hyland Software - Building 1, 28500 Clemens Rd., Cleveland, OH 44145.  

Feb 07, 2015

SQLSaturday #358 - Albuquerque, NM

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Feb 7 2015 at 5100 Masthead St. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109.  

Feb 28, 2015

SQLSaturday #370 - Phoenix, AZ

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Feb 28 2015 at The Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N 25th Ave , Phoenix, AZ 85021.  

Mar 04, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015

SQLBits XIV - London, United Kingdom

SQLBits was started by a group of individuals that are passionate about the SQL Server product suite. There is a breadth of knowledge in the SQL Community that will benefit everyone in the community. They want to spread that knowledge. They all work with the SQL community, some of them for many years and have all been given the MVP award by Microsoft.  

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 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 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.  

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.  

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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