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Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to End the Madness – sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, Sep 09 2015 18:00 UTC

Tracing and Extended Events - 3 Methods to End the Madness – sponsored by Dell Software

In this Session, 3 different approaches to using Tracing and Extended Events will be covered: 1. The Long Running Query, 2. The Thousand Paper Cuts - De-Parameterization & Aggregation, and 3. Looking at Space between SQL Calls (how to determine when application slowness does NOT involve the SQL Server). With each of these approaches we will go over setting up both traditional Traces and the newer Extended Events to capture the information you need. How to analyze and make sense of the captured data. Lots of demos and take-away scripts in this session.

Mindy Curnutt

Mindy Curnutt is a 4X Microsoft Data Platform MVP and an Idera Ace whose specialties include SQL Server hardware, configuration, scalability and performance tuning. She has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community for over a decade and has become a well known speaker within the SQL and Transportation Management communities. She presented at the SQLPASS Summits in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013 & 2015 and was awarded the SQL PASS Outstanding Volunteer award in both June 2015 and September 2016. She has spoken many times at her local North Texas SQL Server User Group where she currently serves on the Board of Directors, and at numerous SQLSaturdays throughout North America. In 2013 and 2014 she was a Team Lead for the SQLPASS Summit Abstract Review Process and from 2015-2017 she has served as one of the few SQLPASS Summit Program Managers. Mindy was also a SME for both the SQL 2012 and 2014 Microsoft Certification Exams and contributed to the Microsoft Press Book "SQL Server 2012 Step by Step". She has two new books in the works as a co-author, "SQL Server 2017 Inside Out" and "Let Her Finish". Mindy is an Independent Consultant. You can follow Mindy at her blog, and on Twitter where she's known as @sqlgirl.

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