Location: bwin Event Zone, City Point, Marxergasse 1b, 1030 Vienna (U-Bahn (U3, U4)/Schnellbahnstation Landstraße)
Title: SQL Server 2005/2008: Index Internals
Session length: 60 Minutes with Q&A at the end
Speaker: Kimberly Tripp
Abstract: Understanding SQL Server indexes is an integral part of performance tuning. From initial base table strategies to long term workload performance tuning – indexes are at the heart of both the analysis and the solution. The real question is why? Why are indexes so critical and what do you need to know as either a developer or a DBA which will help you to build better indexes and move toward better indexing strategies overall. And, what are the most common pitfalls and problems? Where do most applications go wrong? And, what can you do to solve this in existing systems as well as build better solutions moving forward. Come to this fast-paced, demo-packed session to find out.
About the speaker: Kimberly L. Tripp (http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/Kimberly) is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and has worked with computers since 1985. Since 1995, Kimberly has worked as a Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Consultant for her own company SQLskills.com. Working for SQLskills, Kimberly enjoys the ability to work on different types of projects – from consulting to speaking to writing to presenting. In terms of some of these projects, Kimberly is a writer/editor for SQL Server Magazine; authored multiple whitepapers on SQL Server 2005; authored the Index Internals chapter of the new MSPress release SQL Server 2008 Internals and acted as an editor for the new SQL Server MVP Deep Dives title. In presenting, Kimberly has presented lectures and seminars at Microsoft Tech*Ed, SQLConnections, SQLPass, and other SQL Server-related events since 1996 and is consistently top-rated both on quality of technical content and presentation style. In consulting, Kimberly helps customers tackle their availability and performance problems as well as design and architect appropriate solutions. Currently, Kimberly is focused on SQL Server 2008 content for conferences and workshops around the world. For a more detailed bio, please see http://www.sqlskills.com/AboutKimberlyLTripp.asp.