Welcome to PASSDC!

Next Meeting

Thursday,

April

09

PASSDC Monthly Meeting

  • In-Person @ Microsoft MTC Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Our regular meeting, with food provided and a raffle, followed by Office Hours at Clyde's of Chevy Chase across the street (downstairs bar). Bring your questions and build your network of SQL Server peers.


Please note that registrations will be limited to the first 120 RSVPs.

Featured Presentation:

Performance Tuning When You Can't Fix the Queries

Brent Ozar, Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server Brent Ozar Unlimited

Your users are frustrated because the app is too slow, but you can't change the queries. Maybe it's a third party app, or maybe you're using generated code, or maybe you're just not allowed to change it. Take heart - there's still hope. Brent Ozar does this every week, and he'll share a one-hour cheat sheet to his proven methodologies to performance tune with indexes, SQL Server configuration switches, and hardware. You'll learn how to capture your server's bottlenecks with wait stats, and learn which wait stats can be fixed with indexing, hardware, and Enterprise Edition. This session is for developers, DBAs, and consultants who have to make SQL Server go faster. You should be comfortable writing queries and creating tables, but not as confident about interpreting SQL Server's DMVs and diagnostic data.

About Brent:
Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable. He is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and has over a decade of experience. Brent co-authored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz™ and sp_AskBrent™, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase. Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.

Location

Microsoft Technology Center
5404 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 

Travel

Metro is your best bet; the Microsoft office is located above the Friendship Heights on the Red Line.