March 2013

Featured Presentation

Introduction to Statistics

Speaker: Andy Warren

Summary: This beginner to intermediate level session will introduce you to statistics, including how to create, manage, troubleshoot, and more! Statistics are a key part of getting solid and repeatable performance and is easily just as important as having indexes. Whether you're a DBA or trying to get by without one, this session will give you the information you need to know.

About Andy: Andy Warren is an independent consultant specializing in SQL Server based in Orlando. Over the course of his career he has written more than 100 technical articles, was a founder of, relaunched the Orlando SQL Server User Group (oPASS), served for three years on the PASS Board of Directors, and has been a SQL MVP since 2008. He blogs most days at SQLAndy on a wide range of topics and spends a lot of time teaching and thinking about professional development and mentoring.

Pre-Meeting Presentation

Introduction to Extended Events (Part 3)

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 3 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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