Houston Area SQL Server User Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of every month during lunch time.   Occasionally, we will meet at other time, so please watch this page for updates. 


10111 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77042

Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 11 2018

September Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://meetu.ps/e/FMXYr/w0Zlp/f

Meeting Agenda:
11:30 – 11:45 – Networking & Lunch
11:50 – 11:55 – Announcements
11:55 – 12:55 – SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV’s By William Assef


UTC : Tue, Sep 11 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Tue, Sep 11 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 11 2018 16:30 - 18:00


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV’s

Speaker: William Assaf, Principal Consultant, DBA Manager Sparkhound

Summary: In this practical and script-focused session, we'll discuss many best practices regarding SQL Server administration, maintenance, optimizations and monitoring using Dynamic Management Views. DMV's are essential tools for the SQL administrator, but have a wide range of applications by developers, network engineers and DBAs. We will delve into best practices for server maintenance, index fragmentation, XEvents, wait type analysis and future features. This session will be informative and eye-opening to anyone from a junior DBA on up.

About William: William Assaf, MCSE, is a principal consultant and DBA Manager at Sparkhound in Baton Rouge, LA. He started off as a .NET developer out of college and moved into database administration and architecture, and has been lead database designer on major application and data warehousing projects for private and public clients. A SQL Server consultant since 2007, he blogs about SQL at sqltact.com and has spoken at various user groups, SQLSaturday and TechFest conferences in the Gulf South region. William is a member of the Baton Rouge User Groups Board, a regional mentor for PASS, and head of the annual SQLSaturday Baton Rouge Planning Committee. William was the lead author of SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out by Microsoft Press.


DBA Best Practices with DMVs.pptx



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