Category - Conferences

#Tarabica 18 Conference– Slide Decks and Sample Code

tarabicaoutoftheboxAs always, I had a great time in Belgrade, at the large IT conference in Serbia #Tarabica18. I was very happy to see so many people in the room for my session SQL Server 2017 za developere and want to thank all the attendees. It was really pleasure to deliver the session in that audience. Here you can download slides decks and sample code from it.



SQL PASS Austria Meeting April: SQL Server Extended Events & Simple Rules for Clear and Attractive Visuals

bwin_neutral_negative_rgbIm kommenden SQL Server Community Meeting am Mittwoch, 15. April 2015 geht es um SQL Server Extended Events und Daten Visualisierung. Ich freue mich sehr, dass diesmal das Meeting in meiner Firma bwin stattfindet. Wir werden um 17:30 starten, die Adresse lautet: Marxergasse 1B, 1030 Wien.


Making the Leap from Profiler to Extended Eventses1

If you’re like me, you’ve been using SQL Trace and Profiler since you started using SQL Server. They’re like old friends, tried and true. You know how they work, you know what you can capture, you know how to find the data you need. But now you’ve been told that your good friends have been deprecated in SQL Server 2012, and you need to become best friends with Extended Events. What is THAT all about? It’s ok. Really. In this session we’ll look at Profiler and Extended Events side by side to see how easy it is to transition to Extended Events. We’ll step through real world examples using Extended Events to do what you’re used to doing with Trace, and even more. You can find the time learn Extended Events…today.

presented by
Erin Stellato (blog | twitter), Principal Consultant @

My Favourite Pie (Chart): Simple Rules for Clear and Attractive Visuals

memjDo you want to deliver information in an effective and efficient way? Even when the attractiveness of a report is important, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Join this session where Markus will show you some simple rules for helping end-users to understand the story their data is trying to tell.

You will see how you can implement those rules with different tools from Microsoft’s BI stack – resulting in clear and concise information delivered through beautiful dashboards. You will also learn how to identify sub-optimal dashboards and what you can do to improve them.

presented by
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen (blog | twitter), , Business Intelligence Architect @ runtastic


Anmeldung und weitere Details:

Speaking in Lisbon at SQLSaturday Portugal

sqlsatlisboaI’ am really excited to back as a speaker to my favorite SQL Saturday event – Sql Saturday Portugal in Lisbon. The SqlSat 369 will be my fourth event in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am happy to see all my Portuguese friends feat. world wide freinds from Sqlfamily.

My session will be on Saturday forenoon and I will speak about problem with ascending key columns in large tables. I will compare problems and solutions in SQL Server 2014 and in the previous versions. For my favorite Sql Saturday Lisbon, which is definitely “the special one” I will prepare a special one presentation, full of surprises…

Obrigado pela leitura, e vê-lo em Lisboa!

SQL Server Konferenz 2015 – Slide Decks and Sample Code

300x250_SQL_Server_Konferenz_ENI had a great time in Darmstadt, on  the largest SQL Server conference in the German speaking area “SQL Konferenz 2015“. I was very happy to see a lot of people in the room for my session SQL Server 2014 and Ascending Key Problem in Large Tables and want to thank all the attendees. It was really pleasure to deliver the session in that audience. Here you can download slides decks and sample code from the todays session. Feel free to drop me an email, comment or message if you have any questions. Thank You!


The Schedule of SQL Saturday Vienna 2015 Is Live!

sqlsat374_webThe schedule of SQL Saturday #374 Vienna is live! It was a tough process to select from all these wonderful submissions! Unfortunatly we could not host all speakers, but we decided to limit number of selected sessions per speaker to one in order to get more speakers in Vienna.

Here you can see the complete line-up. The session timing is subject of change, but all sessions are confirmed.

I am proud and glad that I can announce two top pre-conference seminars at the PASS SQL Saturday #374 Vienna conference:

Both seminars will take place on Friday, 27th February 2015, the day before our event, at Microsoft Austria, Am Europlatz 3, A-1120 Vienna.

There is an early bird registration rate (109,oo €) available through the end of January and seating is limited, so sign up now and save!  The regular rate is 149,oo € will be charged in February.

SQL Saturday Vienna #374 Session Summary

The Call for Speakers for the PASS SQL Saturday #374 Vienna has been closed yesterday, 26.12. 2014. We are really proud to share with you that we have got 98 session abstracts for our event! They have been sent by 34 speakers from 19 countries! That’s really impressive number and we want to send a huge THANK YOU to all who submitted a proposal to speak at SQL Saturday Vienna 2015. In the figure below you can see “flag clouds” of potential conference speakers. The largest flags represent countries with most submitted sessions and speakers.


Four local speakers submitted 11 session proposals and 30 international speakers have sent 87 abstracts. The most sessions came from the United Kingdom (13), followed by Germany and Slovenia (11) and USA (10). The same countries + Bulgaria have 3 potential speakers. And we have two potential speakers from New Zealand! No, they did not mix-up Austria with Australia 🙂

Unfortunately, we cannot host all speakers; SQLSat Vienna will have 20 sessions. We will have a hard job to select optimal sessions for the conference. We’ll try to cover all SQL Server related areas and take care about well-balanced session levels. The selected speakers and sessions will be announced in first days of the new year.

SQL PASS Austria wishes you a very Happy New Year and great start to 2015!


Speaking at Deutsche SQL Server Konferenz 2015 in Darmstadt

I am honored  to have been selected to speak at the largest SQL Server conference in the German speaking area “SQL Konferenz 2015“. The 2-day conference will be held from 4 to 5 February 2015, with a pre-con day on 3rd February.

150x115_ImSpeakingI’ll be presenting a session about Key Ascending problems with large tables in SQL Server 2014 and in the previous versions. I will explain and demonstrate what’s the problem with it and how the problem can we solve it in SQL Server 2012 and how it is (partially) solved in the latest SQL Server version.

There are 40 sessions on the two conference days,  the conference agenda you can see here.

You can use this link to register for the conference. An Early Bird offer with €150 discount on the standard registration price is available until 24.12.2014.

See you in Darmstadt!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Slovenia

I’m proud to announce that I will present at SQLSaturday Slovenia on December 13th, 2014. This time I will talk about Hekaton topic. The session name is “SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Challenges for Developers”.

sqlsat356_webThis will be second SQLSaturday conference in Slovenia. I was honored to present at the first one last year, a few days before the Christmas. The event was very successful, with a lot of attendees and friends from SQL family. Ljubljana is a vibrant city with a wonderful pre-Christmas atmosphere. I would highly recommend the event and the venue.

My Session

In my session I will focus on the new In-Memory OLTP feature from development point of view. After the very small (I hope) reminder to the most important facts about In-Memory OLTP I will focus on common questions that developers have when a new feature comes? Do I need it at all? What are use cases for it? Which constrains I have to take in account? How can I try it in easiest and useful way? I will cover some successfully implemented use cases. One of the most successful is using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory for ASP.NET Session State Server in my company

 The Event

SQL Saturday Slovenia his time there are 24 sessions in 4 tracks (DEV, BI, DBA/BI, DBA/DEV). And there are 24 speakers for 24 sessions. The organizers Dejan Sarka, Matija Lah and Mladen Prajdic decided to take as much as possible speakers to Slovenia and at also decided to exclude them self from speaking slots. Respect! The event scheduler you can see here.

The conference starts actually on Friday 12th with two whole-day seminars (with great US experts Stacia Misner (blog | twitter)  and Kevin G. Boles (twitter). More info and registration you can find on this page.

See you in Ljubljana!