My friend Mala is heading up the 2nd annual SQLSaturday in Louisville, KY, being held next year on January 22, 2011 at the University of Louisville. The final schedule isn’t up yet but the list of submitted sessions looks good, lots of great speakers on the list. Somehow I had a mental image of Louisville […]Read more "A Plug for SQLSaturday #45 in Louisville"
As always, this represents my own views, I’m speaking only for me and not the entire PASS Board. Early last week Joe Webb announced on this blog that he will be the chair of the PASS Election Review Committee (ERC). Read his post for some his thoughts, and then I want to share here some […]Read more "PASS Update #47–Election Review Committee"
First, if you haven’t tried PAL yet, I highly recommend downloading it from CodePlex and giving it a try. You start by capturing a set of performance counters (which PAL recommends), then feed it to PAL to analyze against a set of recommendations and then output problem areas flagged as yellow or red depending on […]Read more "Help Set Recommendations for SSAS Counters in PAL"
Thursday ended with a ‘Meet the Board’ meeting where attendees could come ask the Board questions or present ideas. It went better than last year; smaller room, more attendees, less formal. Wayne Snyder did a nice job as the moderator. We’ll see about getting the full notes posted, but a brief recap of topics from […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Wrap Up"
Quick recap of yesterday afternoon: blur! I know I did stuff, but the pace is brisk and I’m just keeping critical notes for follow through. Hard to convey how much fun and tiring it is to continuously interact with different people over the course of a 16 hour day. From breakfast to midnight a lot […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Thursday"
Started the day with a work call and some email, then down to Top Pot with Ron Dameron and Aaron Nelson for coffee. Back to the hotel for my bag and SQLSaturday shirt, and then to the Convention Center to set up at the bloggers table for the keynote. Bill Graziano doing the keynote, smooth […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010- Wednesday"
I’m writing this Wednesday morning, and it’s hard to describe the feeling of speed that comes with being here this week. After the keynote yesterday I had a short break, then it time to host the MVP Birds of a Feather table. I had about 10 people join me for lunch to talk about statistics, […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Tuesday Part 2"