The goal of the DBA Virtual Group is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.

The Super Trace: Introduction to Extended Events – sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, Oct 08 2014 18:00 UTC

The Super Trace: Introduction to Extended Events – sponsored by Dell Software

Extended Events are a powerful weapon for tracing even the smallest details inside SQL Server's engine. During this session Warner will introduce the feature, its components and creation and processing of a session. He'll highlight differences with similar tools like Profiler and walk through the GUI for working with Extended Events as attendees are taken through demos of common situations that XEvents handle perfectly.

Warner Chavez

Warner is a SQL Server Certified Master and a Principal Consultant at Pythian, a global Canadian-based company specialized in DBA services. After working for enterprise customers in Hewlett-Packard's ITO organization he transitioned to his current position at Pythian, managing multiple customers and instances while leading a highly talented team of SQL Server DBAs. When he's not working out of his office in Ottawa, Ontario he can be found in the sandy beaches of his home country of Costa Rica.

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Meeting Recordings

The DBA Virtual Group presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line. Select the event you are interested in, click the Show More button if it is visible, and the recording and any associated files will be visible.

Regular Meeting Schedule

The DBA Virtual Group holds two regular webinars each month. The first one is on the second Wednesday at noon, Mountain time and the second one is on the fourth Wednesday at noon, Eastern time. These 1 - 1¼ hour presentations include slides, demos and a time for questions and answers. The meetings are recorded and archived.


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