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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

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

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.

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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.

Dec 08, 2014

Oklahoma City SQL Server User Group - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jason Hall will be doing a remote presentation for the Oklahoma City SQL Server User Group. They are the local/Central Oklahoma chapter for PASS, the Professional Association for SQL Server. Meetings are free and are, typically, the 2nd Monday of the month from 6-8pm. We meet at Dell – 3501 SW 15th OKC, OK 73120  

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.  

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.  

May 18, 2015 - May 21, 2015

SQLintersection

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 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.  

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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