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Adam Machanic, Boston-based SQL Server developer, shares his experiences with programming, monitoring, and performance tuning SQL Server. And the occasional battle with the query optimizer.

[New England] NESQL Special Meeting, Featuring Craig Freedman

Next Thursday, May 8, the New England SQL Server Users Group will have a special meeting, featuring Craig Freedman from the SQL Server development team.  Craig is The Man when it comes to query optimizer internals, and wrote an incredibly detailed chapter on the topic for "Inside SQL Server 2005: Query Tuning and Optimization".

At the meeting next week, Craig will discuss some of what he talked about in the chapter, including the basics of how the query processor works and what iterators are.  He'll cover the various operators you'll commonly see in query plans, and describe how they actually work internally. 

This should be a great meeting, and we expect it to be very well attended.  In order to help us figure out food and drink, in addition to securing enough chairs for the meeting room, we need you to RSVP if you're planning to attend.  In order to RSVP, sign up for our mailing list.  I will send out an e-mail next Tuesday, and you can RSVP by replying to it.  Only attendees who RSVP will be eligible for our prize draw at the end of the night, so make sure to sign up for our list by Monday in order to guarantee that you don't get left out.

We would like to thank Red Gate Software, who made a very generous donation to the group that allowed us to have this special meeting.  Red Gate makes some of my favorite SQL Server tools and provides a huge amount of community support in the SQL Server and .NET space, and we hope that you will give their products a try.

Published Friday, May 2, 2008 2:38 PM by Adam Machanic

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Andrew Kelly said:

  Adam Machanic has already blogged about Craig's visit to New England coming up on May 8th but

May 6, 2008 3:50 PM

Adam Machanic said:

Too late to get the e-mail invitation now.  If you want to RSVP, send an e-mail to [NE] [SQL] [@] [hot] [mail] [.com] -- With brackets and spaces removed.

May 6, 2008 3:56 PM

Prasanna Prabhu said:

Can these meetings be done using a Webcast/Video, such that rest of us (people from places outside New England), can also take the benefit of such a Great Event by great people like Adam, Craig,...

Please feel free to reach me @

May 17, 2008 6:18 PM

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About Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

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