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PASS Summit 2017

 

PASS Summit 2017

 

UpSearch at PASS Summit 2017

UpSearch’s David Maxwell proudly supported PASS Summit 2017. The event was held October 31-November 3, 2017 at the Washington State Trade Center, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101.

 

Presentations

To learn more about David Maxwell’s Understanding and Handling Database Corruption presentation at PASS Summit, visit the session details.

Understanding and Handling Database Corruption by David Maxwell

PASS Summit 2017

To learn more about David Maxwell’s Targeting Wait Statistics with Extended Events and DMVs presentation at PASS Summit, visit the session details.

Targeting Wait Statistics with Extended Events and DMVs by David Maxwell

PASS Summit 2017

About PASS

PASS Summit 2017 - A SQL Server Conference

PASS (t) is a not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


Targeting Wait Statistics with Extended Events and DMVs

 

About the Presentation

SQL Server Wait Statistics - The Top 5 Waits You Should KnowWait statistics are a great tool for troubleshooting performance tuning problems in SQL Server. However, there are so many different wait types in SQL Server, it can be challenging to determine what to focus on and what can be ignored. Even after discovering that SQL Server is waiting for something, most DBAs don’t know where to look next. In this session, we’ll examine 5 of the most frequently seen SQL Server wait statistics and how to troubleshoot each of them. You’ll learn how to determine the root cause of a particular wait type, and how to avoid common mistakes made when troubleshooting with SQL Server wait statistics.

Session Level: 300

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Targeting Wait Statistics with Extended Events and DMVs

Presentations (Upcoming & Past)

 

Want to Learn More About SQL Server Performance Tuning?

If you'd like to learn more about how UpSearch can support your SQL Server performance tuning initiative, visit SQL Server Performance Tuning or contact us today.

About the Author

Data Platform Consultant

David Maxwell

David Maxwell is a Principal Consultant at UpSearch.

David Maxwell is a database strategist, community evangelist and public speaker. He is passionate about helping community and business leaders get the most out of SQL Server.

Since 2000, David has served to protect, unlock and optimize data's value within such diverse environments as healthcare providers, insurance companies, manufacturers and financial institutions.  David has the unique ability to zero in on a complex challenge quickly, and provide a long-term solution that fits both the business needs and budget.

Since 2012, David has maintained a SQL Server focused blog at https://dmmaxwell.wordpress.com/. He is a frequent presenter at local and regional events for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and and works with the Columbus, OH based PASS chapter.

In his free time, David is an avid musician who plays several instruments, as well as a lover of puzzle-based games.

Learn more about David Maxwell at https://upsearch.com/david-maxwell/.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.

David Maxwell Named Principal Consultant

We are pleased to announce David Maxwell has been promoted to Principal Consultant.

“David has been an outstanding team member and driving force behind UpSearch’s Remote DBA Service,” stated Shawn Upchurch, Founder & CEO of UpSearch. “He regularly earns client praise for his ability to scope complex projects, serve as a resident subject matter expert, and effectively engage in executive-level technology decision maker discussions.”

David has also been extremely willing to support UpSearch’s strategic partnerships and Microsoft Partner enablement efforts.

 

About David Maxwell

David Maxwell Named Principal Consultant

In 2016, David became a Charter Member of Microsoft’s Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics. He is a frequent presenter at local and national Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) events, including the PASS Summit. David serves on the Columbus PASS chapter board and blogs at https://dmmaxwell.wordpress.com.

“We recognize David for his unique combination of technical know-how, presence, and professionalism,” stated Shawn Upchurch.

Learn more about David Maxwell here.

Shawn Upchurch,
Founder & CEO

Congratulations David!

Fun Facts

David will make two presentations at PASS Summit 2017:

 

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.

SQLSaturday #680 – Kansas City 2017

SQLSaturday #680 - Kansas City 2017

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #680

UpSearch proudly supported PASS SQLSaturday #680 – Kansas City 2017. The event was held October 7, 2017 at Rockhurst University, 100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #680 – Kansas City 2017 by presenting:

Working with Temporal Data in SQL Server by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #680 - Kansas City 2017

 

Thank you to the Kansas City SQL Server User Group for hosting SQLSaturday #680 – Kansas City 2017. If you live in the Greater Kansas City, MO area, consider getting involved with Kansas City SQL Server User Group.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


SQLSaturday #629 – Indianapolis 2017

SQLSaturday #629 - Indianapolis 2017

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #629

UpSearch proudly supported PASS SQLSaturday #629 – Indianapolis 2017. The event was held August 12, 2017 at Ivy Tech Noblesville, 300 N 17th St, Noblesville, Indiana, 46060.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #629 – Indianapolis 2017 by presenting:

Introduction to Database Administration by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #629 - Indianapolis 2017

Handling Temporal Data in SQL Server 2016 by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #629 - Indianapolis 2017

 

Thank you to IndyPASS for hosting SQLSaturday #629 – Indianapolis 2017. If you live in the Greater Indianapolis, IN area, consider getting involved with IndyPASS (t).

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


SQLSaturday #643 – Louisville 2017

SQLSaturday #643 - Louisville 2017

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #643

UpSearch proudly supported PASS SQLSaturday #643 – Louisville 2017. The event was held August 5, 2017 at Indiana Wesleyan University, 1500 Alliant Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 40299.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #643 – Louisville 2017 by presenting:

Wait Statistics – The Top 5 Waits You Should Know by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #643 - Louisville 2017

 

Thank you to the Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group for hosting SQLSaturday #643 – Louisville 2017. If you live in the Greater Louisville, KY area, consider getting involved with Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group (t).

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


SQL PASS Michiana – June Meeting 2017

UpSearch at SQL PASS Michiana - June Meeting

UpSearch at SQL PASS Michiana

UpSearch’s David Maxwell proudly supported SQL PASS Michiana – June Meeting. The event was held June 26, 2017 at Harmony Healthcare IT, 53702 Generations Dr., South Bend, IN 46635.

Presentation

DBA Basics – Intro to Database Maintenance by David Maxwell.

SQL PASS Michiana - June Meeting

 

Thank you to SQL PASS Michiana for hosting their June meeting. If you live in the Greater South Bend, IN area, consider getting involved with SQL PASS Michiana (t).

 

About SQL PASS Michiana

SQL PASS Michiana - June MeetingSQL PASS Michiana is affiliated with the Professional Association for SQL Server and has meetings on the last Monday of every month.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


DBA Basics – Intro to Database Maintenance

 

About the Presentation

Performance tuning, index design, etc… these are great skills to have, but there are four basic tasks that every DBA should know how to do backwards and forwards without even thinking about it. They are, in this order: Restore, Backup, Index Maintenance, and Consistency Checking. After attending this session, you will be able to restore a database in a few different ways, take the right backups in order to restore that database, know how and when to maintain the indexes and statistics, and check for database corruption.

DBA Basics - Intro to Database Maintenance

Presentations (Upcoming & Past)

About the Author

Data Platform Consultant

David Maxwell

David Maxwell is a Principal Consultant at UpSearch.

David Maxwell is a database strategist, community evangelist and public speaker. He is passionate about helping community and business leaders get the most out of SQL Server.

Since 2000, David has served to protect, unlock and optimize data's value within such diverse environments as healthcare providers, insurance companies, manufacturers and financial institutions.  David has the unique ability to zero in on a complex challenge quickly, and provide a long-term solution that fits both the business needs and budget.

Since 2012, David has maintained a SQL Server focused blog at https://dmmaxwell.wordpress.com/. He is a frequent presenter at local and regional events for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and and works with the Columbus, OH based PASS chapter.

In his free time, David is an avid musician who plays several instruments, as well as a lover of puzzle-based games.

Learn more about David Maxwell at https://upsearch.com/david-maxwell/.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.

SQLSaturday #604 – Madison 2017

SQLSaturday #604 - Madison 2017

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #604

UpSearch proudly supported PASS SQLSaturday #604 – Madison 2017. The event was held April 8, 2017 at The Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #604 – Madison 2017 by presenting:

Understanding and Handling Database Corruption by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #604 - Madison 2017

 

Thank you to the six Wisconsin SQL Server User Groups for hosting SQLSaturday #604 – Madison 2017. If you live in Wisconsin, consider getting involved with FoxPASS (t), MADPASS (t), Microsoft BI Professionals, Western Wisconsin PASS (t), WausauPASS (t) or WI SSUG.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.


SQLSaturday #600 – Chicago 2017

SQLSaturday #600 - Chicago 2017

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #600

UpSearch proudly supported PASS SQLSaturday #600 – Chicago 2017. The event was held March 11, 2017 at DeVry University – Addison Campus, 1221 North Swift Road, Addison, Illinois, 60101.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #600 – Chicago 2017 by presenting:

SQL Server Wait Statistics – The Top 5 Waits You Should Know by David Maxwell.

SQLSaturday #595 - Cleveland 2017

 

Thank you to the Chicago SQL Server User Group and Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group for hosting SQLSaturday #600 – Chicago 2017. If you live in the Greater Chicago, IL area, consider getting involved with the Chicago SQL Server User Group (t) or Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

up-social-round

UpSearch is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for organizations who rely on Microsoft’s Data Platforms, and its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential.