SQLRelay 2014

Well this is my first blog post in a while! Sorry I’ve been so slack with it, you know how it is, life gets in the way Smile

So anyway, I’m currently sat in my hotel in “sunny” Newcastle all set to start the second part of my SQLRelay tour tomorrow.

If you’re here for the slides and scripts, scroll to the bottom of this post Smile

Part One

Day one

The first phase of my SQLRelay tour took me to first off to Reading, a great event at the Microsoft HQ. The rooms were great too, cinema style staggered seating and big comfy chairs. I had pretty much a full room and lots of good feed back.

Also had a chat with a few people about their query plans and issues that they were having. My query plans sessions always seems to get people thinking and its great to talk to people about their issues and how they are going about them (and also to be able to help out with some tips every now and then too Smile)


Day Two

Then it was off to Southampton (well Winchester but I wont pour any more petrol on that subject! Winking smile). Another great venue and a event, was good to see Steph and Nick that I’ve been working with a lot recently too.

Another good full room, lots of questions and some good feedback.


Day three

Next up was Bristol, I travelled up to stay with a friend right after the Southampton event, was good to have an evening to chill out. The Bristol event was good, I got to catch up with a few old faces and meet some new ones too!

My session seemed to go down well, lots of questions and good feedback too.

Day Four

The final day in this leg of the relay was Cardiff, the event was great and the venue was lovely. Very decorative and across lots of floors. My session was right up on the top floor, so I thanked everyone for making the climb Smile

Another really good session, had lots of questions and a very engaged audience. Also had a nice chat with a few people after my session.

The only issue I had in Cardiff was the road system and parking places, both of which were a bit of a mockery! Winking smile 

The car parks are certainly not designed for large rear wheel drive cars Smile


Part two

So this week I’ll be doing Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and then finishing up with London. I’m really looking forward to this week and meeting lots of new faces.

My flight in to Newcastle was very quick and mostly smooth and my hotel is nice too Smile



Slides and Scripts

Below is a list of links to my slides and scripts. Although I shouldn’t have to say this, I will. Please don’t steal my stuff and pass it off as your own (yes people have done this and I’ve caught them!)

If you want to use any of this content in your own presentations then please email me TSQLNinja@Outlook.com and we can discuss it Smile


Daves SQL Fun Time Hourhttps://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8A9ABBFB8BB65E5!13628&authkey=!APofXkPcBjWzM9k&ithint=file%2czip

Query Plans Deep Dives –  https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8A9ABBFB8BB65E5!13627&authkey=!AA2r-9UhgUNXIgA&ithint=file%2czip

Stats, Estimation and Plan Caching –  https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8A9ABBFB8BB65E5!13626&authkey=!AJuBc0MDtvaqMA0&ithint=file%2czip


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