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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.

April 2015

eNews, April 2015 - The Women of SQL Sentry

March was an unusually cold month for most of the USA and, if you’re like me, April is already looking to be a welcome change for warmer weather. One thing a lot of people don’t know about March is that it is Women in History Month. Let’s spend a moment to think about that. My aspiration is to demonstrate on a daily basis, through my words and deeds, the degree of respect and appreciation I hold for the women in my life and for women around the world.

April 2015

SQL Sentry Performance Advisor : Alerting, Baselines, and Standard Deviations

One of the new features in version 8.4 of our software is the ability to alert based on standard deviations. Standard deviations can be tricky so Lori Edwards (@loriedwards) decided to write this blog post on how this feature works. In the post, she gives some background on how to use standard deviations from a baseline for custom conditions in Performance Advisor.

April 2015

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer v2.7 : Better Anonymization

On April 1st, we released a new build of Plan Explorer: v2.7. The change list includes a list of all of the fixes and new features. Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertand) decided to write a blog post on one of the major new enhancements in v2.7 : better anonymization.

April 2015

Mitigating Index Fragmentation

Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) of SQLskills provides a follow up to his post on unexpected clustered index fragmentation. In this one, he gives some thorough and helpful tips on reducing or eliminating the impact of index fragmentation in SQL Server.

April 2015

Saving settings for SQL Sentry

A common question that comes into our support team is “How can I save my settings for SQL Sentry?” One of the members of our support team, Jim Holden (@SQLJim) answers that question in this blog post. He shows one approach to saving your settings for SQL Sentry – separating them from all the other data collected in the SQL Sentry database.

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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.

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 09, 2015

SQLSaturday #391 - Jacksonville, FL

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 9, 2015 at Jacksonville, FL. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship.  

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.  

Jul 11, 2015

SQLSaturday #421 - Columbus, OH

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jul 11 2015 at Mount Vernon Nazerene University - New Albany, 5150 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43081.  

Aug 08, 2015

SQLSaturday #402 - Indianapolis, IN

SQLSaturday is a FREE training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. We are very excited to bring this wonderful event back to Indy! This year the event will be held on Aug 8, 2015 at Indiana Wesleyan University North. The address is below.  

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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