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Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – 1st December 2010

Hi all,

I am currently in New York for work. I will be flying back to Seattle on the 1st of December. Additionally, the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts is having an Art Exhibition this week, so the venue is unavailable.

Consequently there will be no user group meeting for the month of December.

Originally I was considering having a Live Meeting session, but that will prove difficult to organise with me being on a plane. So apologies for that.

A travel tip, if you fall sick in New York do not go to the Emergency Ward in a hospital. The starting price to be seen will be USD $1,099! Go to a Duane Reade PharmacyRX where you can see a doctor for USD $130. More information can be found at www.DRwalkin.com

Otherwise, thank you for your attendance and support in 2010.

Again, I would like to thank Idera (www.idera.com) and in particular Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au) for all his support and sponsorship.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year’s celebration!

I will undoubtedly see you in the New Year,

Victor

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Oregon SQL Developers User Group – November 2010

Advanced Physical Database Design for SQL Server 2008

Thank you very much to Arnie Rowland for giving me the opportunity to present in a very, very wet Portland. I think I saw more rain in Seattle/Portland in 24 hours than I have in Sydney in the last 10 years. I am NOT kidding…

So a very big thank you to all attendees who showed up. Apologies about all the bad Australia jokes.

Abstract:

In this session we will cover advanced aspects of physical database design such as choice of clustered vs. non-clustered indexes, use of normalization to improve performance, partitioning as a form of indexing, things to consider when working with sparse columns, filtered indexes, indexed views, and partition-aligned indexed views. We will illustrate some of the advanced functionality available in SQL Server 2008 such as missing index DMVs and Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DETA).

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SQL PASS Summit 2010

BID323 – What Every DBA Should Know About SharePoint 2010

Thank you very much for those who attended my session, and the extremely positive feedback.

As I indicated at the beginning of the session, I included almost 90 slides in my slide deck so that you could use them as a reference sheet for SharePoint 2010 projects. (I actually chopped out about 10, as I thought over 100 slides in a 75 minute session would be ridiculous.)

Again, apologies due to the change in the date and time slot. As I said before the session started, I had problems with travel due to an unfortunate incident with an airline, and the subsequent backlog of stranded travellers it created.

As I said at the end of my session, I would like to gather some metrics and statistics of how SharePoint 2010 works with SQL Server out in the field. I would then provide the information back to the community, so that we can all benefit. If you would like to volunteer your SharePoint 2010 solutions, please contact me.

Abstract:

Sharepoint is becoming more ubiquitous in both the enterprise and SME market as a core business application. With Sharepoint 2010 Microsoft has re-engineered Sharepoint 2010 so as to leverage SQL Server 2008 R2’s capabilities. Consequently it is more important than ever for DBAs to be cognisant of SharePoint’s architecture and how to best provision, configure and manage the SQL Server infrastructure for Sharepoint. In this session Victor Isakov (MCT, MCM, MCA) will present the Sharepoint 2010 architecture and considerations that every DBA should know, including capacity planning, performance management, configuration, disaster recovery and high availability.

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Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – November 2010

DBA: Performance Tuning and Optimization Techniques

Thank you again for such a large turnout.

Apologies about the lack of demos and/or my computer crashing during the session.

I really wanted to demonstrate RML Utilities and SQL Nexus. What I might do is demo them in future sessions in the initial 15 minute time slot reserved for case studies and vendor presentations. Or post some video demonstrations. I will keep you posted.

Congratulations to Tim Davidson for winning the major door prize at the last meeting, a license of the Idera SQL Admin Toolset (valued at AUD $432) that was generously provided by Idera (www.idera.com) and Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au).

The content from this month’s meeting is posted below.

Abstract:

How do you troubleshoot performance issues in SQL Server? What is the impact on performance when using DMVs, SET options, SQL Profiler or Perfmon? In this session Victor Isakov will answer these various questions as he goes through the main tools that DBAs can use to troubleshoot performance, including SQLNexus, PAL, RML Utilities and SQLDiag. Victor will also briefly cover Performance Data Warehouse, missing indexes, query plans and the important new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008 – Extended Events.

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Sydney SharePoint User Group – October 2010

I’d like to thank Ivan Wilson for giving me the opportunity to present at the Sydney Sharepoint User Group

The Reluctant Database Administrator:

SharePoint has always used SQL Server as it’s data store. With SharePoint 2010 Microsoft has re-engineered the underlying databases and their structures. How well you implement and administer SQL Server will directly impact SharePoint’s performance and reliability. In this session Victor Isakov will cover the SharePoint architecture and considerations that every SharePoint DBA should know, including capacity planning, performance management, configuration, disaster recovery and high availability.

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Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – October 2010

ARC – Delivering BI to the Masses at Microsoft Using CBI – Top 10 Challenges

First and foremost a big thank you to Sanjay Soni of Microsoft for delivering a very interesting and useful presentation. The demonstrations were particularly informative and insightful.

Otherwise, thanks again to all attendees.

Congratulations to Brian from OrientCap for winning the major door prize at the last meeting, a license of the Idera SQL Admin Toolset (valued at AUD $432) that was generously provided by Idera (www.idera.com) and Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au).

The content from this month’s meeting is posted below.

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