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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.

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.

August 2014

eNews, August 2014 - SQL Server Resources and Overview of Fragmentation Manager

Back when I was starting my career in the late ‘80s, it took a lot of work to upgrade your technology skills. Back then, you had to deliberately and actively acquire resources to get better. There was no Internet. Purchasing kits to experiment with and learn on was pricey, with an IBM-PC clone costing between $2400 and $3600. That’s nearly 2-3 times more in today's dollars. Bookstores were mostly of the local mom-and-pop variety with few technology titles on the shelves to choose from, since large book chains were years in the future.

August 2014

I Didn't Know It Could Do That! (Part 2)

Justin Randall continues his blog series aimed at showing our customers things they might not know about Performance Advisor and Event Manager. In this post, Justin explores the many properties of a single control type found throughout the SQL Sentry Client - the grid.

July 2014

SQL Sentry Fragmentation Manager: An Overview

Lori Edwards goes over our product Fragmentation Manager, which is an add-in to Performance Advisor. Performance Advisor on its own provides a great deal of information about the indexes within your databases, but Fragmentation Manager adds additional insight into health, size and usage of your indexes as well as provides a tool to manage your indexes.

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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.

Nov 04, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014

PASS Summit - 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.  

Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014

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.  

Dec 13, 2014

SQLSaturday #354 - Charleston, SC

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Dec 13 2014 at 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC 29406.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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