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SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster 

by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, Microsoft
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Join Bob Ward in taking a deep dive and a behind the scenes look at how SQL Server 2016 ‘It Just Runs Faster’, focused on scalability and performance enhancements. This talk will discuss the improvements, not only for awareness, but expose design and internal change details. The beauty behind ‘It Just Runs Faster’ is your ability to just upgrade, in place, and take advantage without lengthy and costly application or infrastructure changes. If you are looking at why SQL Server 2016 makes sense for your business, you won't want to miss this session.

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Data Group (Tiger Team) which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 23 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2016. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server often presenting talks on internals and troubleshooting at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite. You can find him on twitter at @bobwardms or read his blog at

SSMS Tips and Tricks  

Presentation by Latish Sehgal
Posted by altadmin Friday, January 13, 2017 4:31:00 PM
In this talk, we’ll go through tips and tricks to make you much more productive and efficient with SQL Server Management Studio, so that IDE does not get in your way and lets you focus on writing SQL.

Latish works as a Principal Software Engineer for a startup. He is an avid learner and a productivity geek.. He also created SqlSmash, a productivity plugin for SSMS. He can be reached via his blog at or twitter (

Meet and Greet: 6:30 PM Presentation begins at 7 PM

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