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Essential Database Maintenance + "SQL Server 2008 Internals" book signing (FULL) (Paul Randal & Kimberly Tripp)
Author: Greg Linwood Date Posted: 9/21/2009 10:34:55 PM
In this session, Paul and Kimberly will run you through their top-ten database maintenance recommendations, with a lot of tips and tricks along the way. These are distilled from almost 30 years combined experience working with SQL Server customers and are geared towards making your databases more performant, more available, and more easily managed (to save you time!).

Everything in this session will be practical and applicable to a wide variety of databases. Topics covered and myths debunked include: backups, shrinks, fragmentation, statistics, and much more! Focus will be on 2005 but we'll explain some of the key differences for 2000 and 2008 as well.

SQL Server DBA Power Workshops with Paul & Kim
A few places still remain on Paul & Kim's "SQL Server DBA Power Workshops", which will be conducted from Oct 15th > Oct 22nd. These are by far the most in-depth SQL Server internals courses available & delivered by ultimate insiders. Topics include:

* SQL Server 2005/2008 Performance Tuning (4 days)
* SQL Server 2005/2008 Database Maintenance and Availability (4 days)
* SQL Server 2008 New Features (2 days)

More info + registration for these training events here:

Book Signing - Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals
Prior to the User Group meeting on Oct 20th, Paul & Kimberly will also be signing copies of their recently released publication - "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals", which they have co-authored with series editor & author Kalen Delaney.

More on the book from Microsoft Press here:

Contents & sample chapters available on here:

A limited number of these books will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $50.00 to members of the Australian SQL Server User Group. To take advantage of this offer, please register here:

We will endeavour to have copies available on the night, but online registrations will take precedence & we have limited stock so I recommend registering early!

Paul Randal's Bio:

Kimberly Tripp's Bio:

Venue: Microsoft Level 5, Building 4, Freshwater Place, Southbank , Melbourne, VIC | Duration 5:30PM pizzas & drinks for 6:00 start, approx 7:45pm finish | On: Tuesday, October 20, 2009