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December 2016 WISSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, suite 150 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:30 - 18:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

December 2016 WISSUG Meeting

Date: 13 December 2016

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Microsoft Office in Waukesha   (N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188)

 

 We need presenters.   Yes, you can do it!   Check out Kendra Little’s post on speaking.

Here’s a video of Kendra with her Top 5 Tips For Your First Presentation video.  No more excuses…

 

 

Noteworthy items:

Have you seen the GroupBy site?

This is a free community-based training event with the first one scheduled for Friday, 13 January 2017.

You can submit an abstract or review and vote for the abstracts already listed.  Nice idea – thanks, Brent!

 

SQL Saturday is returning to the Pyle Center in downtown Madison on 08 April 2017.  Mark your calendars for this outstanding free training event.

 

The PASS Business Analytics Day will be held on 11 January 2017 in Chicago.  There are full-day tracks on using R with SQL 2016 and on Power BI.

 

SQL Server Developer Edition (including SQL 2016) is available for free.

Microsoft has decided to make Developer Edition freely available.  No, it’s not time-bombed.

All you have to do is join (for free) the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program then download the software.

 

PASS Virtual Chapters: Over two dozen virtual chapters, focusing on different areas of SQL Server. 

Go to http://www.sqlpass.org/ and click on the Join a Virtual Chapter button to view the list and just click to the chapters that interest you.

 

Have you checked out Microsoft Virtual Academy?  There’s a ton of free training just waiting for you. 

 

December 2016 WISSUG meeting

Virtual SQL Servers, Actual Performance    Presented by David Klee (Heraflux)

Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower than if they were physical. When properly architected and managed, virtual SQL Servers should be equally as fast as their physical counterparts, if not faster. However, if not properly constructed, silent and seemingly random performance killers can strike and significantly hurt your database performance.

This session is packed with many tips and tricks gained from years of experience for getting the most performance from your virtual SQL Servers. The major roadblocks to performance will be discussed and the knowledge gained will help you work with your infrastructure engineers so you can optimize the system stack for performance. Tools, techniques, and processes will be demonstrated to help you measure and validate the system performance of the key components underneath your data.

 

 

David Klee   

David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with a passion for the convergence of infrastructure and data. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. When he is not geeking out on technologies, David is an aspiring amateur photographer. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

 

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events, including the PASS Summit, VMware VMworld, IT/Dev Connections, SQL Saturday events, SQL Cruise, SQL PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server and VMware User Groups.

 

 

WISSUG Chapter – Stay Informed

If you would like to continue to receive information about upcoming meetings and events for both WISSUG & PASS, please make sure you get registered with an account on SQLPASS.  All communications about WISSUG will be sent via a mailing list to users registered as WISSUG members with sqlpass.org.

 

Here's how to make sure you can stay "in the know".

 

1. Go to www.sqlpass.org

2. If you've never registered with this site before, use the Register link in the upper right-hand corner to create your account.

3. If you already receive messages from PASS, login with your account information.

4. Once you're logged in, go to MyChapters and make sure to join WISSUG as a Local Chapter.

5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter checkbox is checked.

  

Join the Meeting!  Now using GoToWebinar

We are now using GoToWebinar for a better remote attendee experience.

Please be aware of the following: 

  1. You must register (any time before the meeting) here: WISSUG Chapter Meeting Link   

  2. Choose the appropriate meeting date from the presented list.

  3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email to join the webinar.

  4. Phone-in audio is not supported; you must use your computer connection for audio.

 

Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

10 Jan 2017 – Robert Cain – PowerShell.

14 Feb 2017 – Dr. Tom Lane - SSAS 2016 Tabular model development.

14 Mar 2017 – Glenn Berry - Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance.

Featured Presentation:

Virtual SQL Servers, Actual Performance

David Klee, Founder & Chief Architect Heraflux Technologies

Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower than if they were physical. When properly architected and managed, virtual SQL Servers should be equally as fast as their physical counterparts, if not faster. However, if not properly constructed, silent and seemingly random performance killers can strike and significantly hurt your database performance. This session is packed with many tips and tricks gained from years of experience for getting the most performance from your virtual SQL Servers. The major roadblocks to performance will be discussed and the knowledge gained will help you work with your infrastructure engineers so you can optimize the system stack for performance. Tools, techniques, and processes will be demonstrated to help you measure and validate the system performance of the key components underneath your data.

About David:
David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with over seventeen years of IT experience. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.