The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Sep 09 2015 12:00 Mountain Daylight Time

Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to End the Madness – sponsored by Dell Software


Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to End the Madness – sponsored by Dell Software

In this Session, 3 different approaches to using Tracing and Extended Events will be covered: 1. The Long Running Query, 2. The Thousand Paper Cuts - De-Parameterization & Aggregation, and 3. Looking at Space between SQL Calls (how to determine when application slowness does NOT involve the SQL Server). With each of these approaches we will go over setting up both traditional Traces and the newer Extended Events to capture the information you need. How to analyze and make sense of the captured data. Lots of demos and take-away scripts in this session.

Mindy Curnutt is a SQL Server MVP and has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community since 2000. She has presented at her local North Texas SQL Server User Group (2002, 2003, 2015), SQLPASS Summits (2005, 2006, 2012, 2013), and numerous SQLSaturday events (2013-2015). She was a SME for both the SQL 2012 and 2014 Certification Exams and is an MSPress Books co-author. Mindy works for Trimble Navigation/TMW Systems as a distinguished engineer and the director of database architecture.

The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,

Future Meetings

September 23: Noon Eastern

October 14: Noon Mountain