TechEd interview video

Here‘s a video of Adam Machanic interviewing me at TechEd in Boston last year – thanks to Chuck Boyce for filming and editing. (Hey – only 12 responses so far to the CHECKDB questions I asked in this post – I’ve got plenty of Hands-On labs DVDs left. So far some of the responses have… Read more

When can allocation order scans be used?

I know this is jumping the gun a little as I haven’t made it this far in my series on fragmentation, but this came up in a chalk-talk I did yesterday at TechEd Developers in Barcelona and is worth blogging about. You’d expect a select * from mytable query on a table with a clustered… Read more

Final TechEds of the year coming up in November

It’s been a little hectic since I came back from the China/Hong Kong trip. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting decks ready for more TechEds and an internal training program. I’ve also been doing a course to get my PADI Open Water Diver certification in preparation for a two-week dive trip to Wakatobi in… Read more

More TechEds coming up in September…

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted – I’ve been off on vacation around Banff, Canada plus preparing for the TechEds in China and Hong Kong. I’ll be at the following TechEds in September: 9/14 – 9/16: Shanghai 9/18 – 9/19: Guangzhou 9/21 – 9/23: Beijing 9/25 – 9/27: Kong Kong I’ll be doing… Read more

The best part of TechEd was meeting people…

TechEd’s done and dusted for another year, and what a blast we had! It’s incredible to think of the number of customers who stopped by the SQL Server DAT section of the Technical Learning Center to pepper us with questions, and even more so to think of the number of customers who came back day… Read more

We’re at TechEd – stop by and see us!

Luckily the 8.40am Alaska Airlines direct flight from Seattle>Boston was on time as I’m guessing it was 85% Microsoft! TechEd got off to a great start yesterday with the keynotes – pretty amazing to be in a conference room with 10000 other people. For the rest of the week it’ll be a whirlwind of breakout… Read more

Are you coming to TechEd? We’d like to see you there!

Just over half the Storage Engine PM team will be at TechEd June 11-17. Attending will be: Sunil Agarwal – Access Methods PM specializing in locking, concurrency, bulk load, snapshot isolation, performance troubleshooting Kevin Farlee – Transaction Services PM specializing in backup/restore, storage solutions, Scalable Shared Databases Mark Wistrom – Transaction Services PM specializing in Database… Read more