November 2003 Blog Posts
I've got a new poll up on SQLTeam.com and I'd appreciate it if you'd take a second and vote. This is probably the first really serious poll I've run. I'd really like to know what language you spend most of your day using. Getting a lot of votes and a clear idea of what languages are popular will help me make the most of my relationship with Microsoft. And help me get better content.
I just got back from the opening reception at PASS. They are expecting 1,600 people this year making it the largest PASS conference yet. Next year it will be in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms. Hmmmm, warm weather. Plus they are moving the dates up. The next conference is scheduled for September 28th, 2004 - October 1st, 2004.
The layout at the convention center is much better this year. Everything is closer together. I think next year I'll have to attend the pre-conference seminars. I've heard nothing but good things about those. ...
I'm speaking at PASS on Wednesday at 3PM. For some unknown reason, I can't link directly to my presentation (PASS???). You can visit the search page and list the presentations by time. That's the easiest way I've found to get to it.
My topic is Advanced SQL Server Profiler. I'm going to cover a variety of topics related to Profiler. I'll demo trace templates which are very handy if you do much tracing. We'll cover some of the key events to monitor for performance. These include CPU, locks and other events that can affect performance. Next I'll discuss security related events...
Many of the PDC presentations are now online. Most of the Yukon stuff is in the data track. There were some pretty interesting presentations. I especially enjoyed DAT401 - T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server "Yukon". I'm just a T-SQL guy at heart!