February 2013

Featured Presentation

Backups: Getting the Most Out of Your Storage

Speaker: Ed Watson

Summary: In this session we will compare SQL Server's native backups with the compressed backups available in SQL Server 2008 Enterprise, Red Gate's SQL Backup Pro v7, and the various configurations of Red Gate's SQL HyperBac tools. We will compare them with real world scenarios so that you can decide which tool is the best for your scenarios.

About Ed: Like most children, Ed was born at an early age. After a year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida, Ed decided to change his career path to Computer Science. Ed has worked in the Information Technology field for over seventeen years. He started as a programmer with Delphi, Progress 4GL for UNIX & Windows, and Visual Basic. Although he enjoys the creative side of programming, he prefers the structured side of being a DBA and has worked with SQL Server for 5 years.

Pre-Meeting Presentation

Introduction to Extended Events (Part 2)

Speaker: Jonathan Kehayias (Video replay from

Summary: Did you know that Profiler has been marked as deprecated in SQL 2012? Extended Events are the new way to look at what's going on in your SQL Server and in part 2 of this 4 part series you'll learn how to use them to perform analysis and troubleshooting on SQL Server using either Transact-SQL or the Extended Events UIs. This series is applicable for developers, DBAs and anyone who uses SQL Server from SQL Server 2008 onwards.

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