June 2012

Featured Presentation

Table Partitioning From The Ground Up

Speaker: Denny Cherry

Summary: In this session we will be looking at the SQL Server table partitioning features which were introduced in SQL Server 2008. We will look at how to create partitioned tables and indexes as well as the internals of the table. We will also look at how to move data from one partition to another and from one table to another with minimal to no impact to the users.

About Denny: Denny Cherry is an independent consultant with over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several of the Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server for versions 2000 through 2008 including the Microsoft Certified Master as well as being a Microsoft MVP for several years. Denny has also received the VMware vExpert award for 2012. Denny has written several books and dozens of technical articles on SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies.


Pre-Meeting Presentation

This Ain't Your Father's Cloud

Speaker: Buck Woody & Kevin Kline (Video replay from 2011 PASS Summit)

Summary: We won't lie to you. Some of the technical professionals at PASS have been doing this a LONG time. They've seen trends come and go. (SOA, anyone? N-tier architectures? "i-" or "e-" everything?) At least one professional, Former PASS director Kevin Kline, has been around the block a time or two and has seen fads come and go. Buck Woody, Microsoft's Senior (in every sense of the word) Technical Specialist on Windows and SQL Azure doesn't think "Cloud" is a fad. In fact, he thinks he can prove to Kevin it isn't, and if you're not careful, you might learn something in the process.

This ain't your father's presentation, kids. OK, maybe it is, but it promises to be useful, funny and informational. Grab your prune-juice and stake out your Lazy-Boy lounger early. We have to get out of here in time for these guys to get back to the home before dark.

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