Edinburgh SQL Server Usergroup Nov 2015 schedule – learn from #SQLSentry pros. #sqlpass

Here is the exciting news for Edinburgh SQL Server usergroup (T: @sqlscot)for this November 2015 schedule.

On 12th November we are inviting 2 professionals from SQL Sentry, John Martin (T: @sqlservermonkey) & Richard Douglas (T: @sqlrich).

Full abstract and details for both sessions are as follows;



John is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry, interacting with existing and prospective customers at conferences and trade shows. He also provides demos and online webinars for existing and future users of SQL Sentry software.


Title: Building & Configuring SQL Server : Recommended Practices


When planning your SQL Server deployments there are a lot of different options to choose from and configurations that you can use, but which ones are for you? Here I will discuss and highlight some of the key recommended practices that you should follow and put in place when you build your SQL Servers and ways that you can automate these in order to standardize your server deployments.

Richards details are as follows;


Richard (@SQLRich) is a Sales Engineer at SQL Sentry, specializing in our SQL Server portfolio offering in EMEA. He has worked with SQL Server since version 7.0 in various developer and DBA roles and holds a number of Microsoft certifications. Richard is a keen member of the SQL Server community; previously he ran a PASS Chapter in the UK and served on the organizing committee for SQLRelay.

Title: The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need To Baseline


Ensuring peak SQL Server performance isn’t always easy and requires a lot of work on the part of the DBA. To maintain the best possible performance, you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. But how do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.

This session shows you how to get the most from them. We explain what a baseline is, why and when you need to take one, and how you can create one. You also learn about native Windows and SQL Server tools that enable you to do just that. Don’t wait for a disaster to fully realize the importance of baselining.

An exciting news for you to grab a license for Plan Explorer PRO (normally $300 each)via a raffle draw, you need to be present at the usergroup meeting to get the product that will make your daily DBA life easy!

Register here for this event and get along your SQL Server associates as well.