The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server. We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area. We plan to meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided. Details about the next meeting can be found below.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session. Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Food &Networking
6:15 - 7:30 - Main Presentation
7:30 -7:45 - Q&A Session / Door Prizes / Wrap-up


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MADPASS April Meeting | SQL Server Server Performance Tasting Menu with Erik Darling

We may be social distancing, but with that brings the opportunity to get speakers to do virtual presentations! Please join us for a virtual meeting with Erik Darling, as he gives tips on appropriate deadlifting techniques presents his SQL Server performance tasting menu!

You will not want to miss this one!

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server Performance Tasting Menu

Erik Darling, Managing Director Erik Darling Data

You’re a DBA or Developer, and you’ve been using SQL Server for a few years. You know there are different ways to make queries faster, but you’re not sure when to use them. I’m Erik Darling, and I’ll be your sommelier for the evening. Over several courses of delicious demos, I’ll show you the types of performance problems different tuning techniques pair well with, and which ones to avoid. When we’re done, you’ll understand exactly what patterns to look for when you’re troubleshooting slow queries, and how to approach them. You’ll have the secret recipe for gourmet queries.

About Erik:
Erik Darling started using SQL Server after a dispute with Excel over a vlookup. He enjoys public arguments with the optimizer and wine photography.

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