Spring Semester 2011: Week 18 - Internals Week

Oh no! With all the whirlwind activity last week with the inaugural SQLRally event, I forgot to send out the newsletter! Thankfully our professor last week, the amazing SSAS guru (and Maestro instructor) Stacia Misner (Blog | Twitter) posted her amazing lessons as scheduled. If you're looking to learn how to design, create and deploy a cube then you definitely need to check out this amazing series:

As for this week, we've also got some more amazing content on SQL Server internals courtesy of Erin Stellato (Blog | Twitter)! If you want to to truly squeeze every bit of performance out of SQL Server, it's important to know what's going on underneath the storage engine covers. Erin does an amazing job easing us into these topics by showing us Internals by the Numbers (with some great visuals to boot). Keep an eye peeled on SQL University page for the rest of this awesome week!

If you're new to our program you can check out our FAQ to answer some of your basic questions regarding how SQLU works. If you ever have any questions or problems please feel free to email us at sqluniversity@sqlchicken.com.Again thank you all for signing up and following along with SQL University! If you have any feedback or suggestions please fill out our Survey Form

About the Professors

Stacia Misner (SSAS Week): I'm a consultant, educator, mentor, author, and SQL Server MVP specializing in business intelligence and performance management solutions using Microsoft technologies. I have over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology, and have focused exclusively on business intelligence since 1999. I’ve written or contributed to 10 books on BI and have taught hundreds of students around the world about BI in live and virtual training events. I currently live in Las Vegas, but am plotting a move soon to a remote island in Southeast Alaska where I plan to write more books, blog, work with clients remotely (because technology lets me do that!), and enjoy a peaceful life in the wilderness where there’s no traffic and no scorpions.

Erin Stellato (Internals Week): Erin Stellato is a Senior Database Engineer at Hyland Software, Inc. in Westlake, OH. She has over 11 years of technology experience, and has worked with SQL Server for the last eight years. Erin works with customers to provide support for problems that involve the database and system performance. She is an active member of the SQL Server community and blogs at www.erinstellato.com. Her areas of interest include Internals, Maintenance Strategies, Performance Tuning and High Availability.

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