SQL Saturday #255 Dallas

This last weekend I went to  SQL Saturday #255 up in Dallas.   It was a great time and my first SQL Saturday to attend.  I was also lucky enough to attend the precon about Query Performance Tuning in SQL Server by Grant Fritchey.

I attended both of Grant’s sessions at PASS Summit 2012 and was sad I missed his precon.  So when I found out he was doing a precon at SQL Saturday I sign up immediately.  I enjoy Grant’s presentation style it is laid backe with him telling stories and cracking jokes.  But he stills covers a good amount of material in the time he has.

On Saturday I attend a great session by Ami Levin on Physical Join Operators.  It was a great session going in depth of the join operators in execution plans and getting a idea of what is going on.  He used two decks of cards to help his explanations of the three different join operators.  It was a fun session and one that sparked my interest to look more in depth on the subject.

Another one of the sessions I attended was Denzil Ribeiro’s on SQL Transaction Log Internals this session was great and really went in depth on transaction logs.   I will admit that my eyes did glaze over some and a little blood may have come out my ears.  It was billed as an advance session so I was not surprised by that and did pick up a few great nuggets of info.

I also attend great sessions by Rohit Nayak (Moving to Window Azure SQL Database) and AJ Mendo (Without a Trace Getting to Know Extended Events).

I was a really great event that I learn a lot at and met some great people during the day and even more at the after party.  I would like to thank all the members of NTSSUG that put this event wonderful event together.

I did not get to go to the PASS Summit this year so this was a great way to help fill in that void.

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