February 2015

Featured Presentation

A Beginners Guide to Indexing and Performance Tuning for SQL Server

Speaker: Andy Warren

Summary: Performance tuning isn't as hard as you think! If you write queries and want to learn to make them faster, this is the place to start. You'll learn the basics, starting with how queries get executed, why indexes usually make queries faster, how to read a query plan, and why you need to pay attention to index maintenance. This isn't just DBA trivia, it's knowledge that is useful for anyone that works with SQL Server. Bring your performance questions and we'll take as many as we can during and after the presentation.

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.

Pre-Meeting Presentation

Get Certified! Your Jumpstart to Passing 70-461 (Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012)

Summary: Ready to get certified in SQL Server 2012? MagicPASS is here to help. During the pre-meeting we'll present a plan to help you pass 70-461 (Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012) by the end of May. We'll also get started by watching the first hour of the 70-461 Jump Start series from Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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