Learn Index Tuning at the PASS Summit in 2016!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving a pre-conference session on index tuning, plus a general session on locking and blocking at the PASS Summit in Seattle this October! Here’s a description and a video to tell you all about these sessions. SQL Server Index Formulas: Problems and Solutions Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 All day training session – $495 PASS Summit Preconference training day – Register here Every SQL Server developer must know the essentials of clustered and non-clustered index design to build fast and reliable applications. You need scripts to show when a new non-clustered index, filtered index, or indexed view will improve performance on a live SQL Server workload, and the skills to design the best index. In this example-packed full-day session, you will work through a series of problems and solutions to learn how to create and tune indexes. You will learn how to select and…
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Write down your presentation ideas - you don't need PowerPoint for this.

How to Make a Presentation: Writing Versus PowerPoint

How do you make your next PowerPoint presentation great? We all know that PowerPoint presentations can be horrible. This Isn’t a Powerpoint How To. It’s How To Make a Presentation. The most common mistake in making a presentation is getting started in PowerPoint or Keynote right away. If you dive in to PowerPoint too soon you will over complicate your slides. Your narrative will be stronger if you start by taking a larger, more strategic view of your presentation. These steps will show you how to make a logical, complete presentation. 1. Write Down Your Presentation Ideas Constantly Pre PowerPoint / Keynote (Time: a few minutes each day) You get ideas a lot. Write them down in Evernote or jot them in a notebook you carry with you. Put down enough specifics so later you have some idea what the details were and why you liked it. You don’t need…
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