On September 14, 2013, I will be speaking at the 2nd SQL Saturday event to be held in Pittsburgh. I spoke at the last SQL Saturday event last year which was a blast.
This year, I will be presenting a session entitled "Really Basic Perfmon". It is designed for the person who has heard about Perfmon before, but never really got into capturing data or examining the counters. Last year, I had about 50 people jammed into the room for this topic. I hope that it will be a success again.
I am also delivering the keynote for this event. It is entitled "Community and Cool Stuff". The first half will be focused on the SQL Server community and the resources that I have found useful over the years and ways in which you can get involved. My goal is to get the audience educated and excited about being a SQL Server Data Professional. The second part of the keynote will highlight some of the new features to be found in SQL Server 2014. The short list includes Hekaton, Clustered Column-Store Index, and Buffer Pool Extensions.
If you are in the area, I encourage you to attend SQL Saturday #250 in Pittsburgh and Enjoy a day where you can Connect, Share, and Learn.