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SQL Server Internals: What does it mean and why should you care? - Kalen Delany
Author: Darren Gosbell Date Posted: 3/6/2013 12:36:40 PM
What’s so special about SQL Server internals that someone could write a whole book about it? Or teach a 5-day course on the topic?

In this session I’ll tell you what I mean when I talk (and write) about SQL Server internals, and why I think it is so important to anyone who wants to take their SQL Server skills to the next level. Understanding the internal workings of SQL Server doesn’t always immediately translate into better performance of your system or your queries, but the more you know about the way things work and the way they’re supposed to work, the better you’ll be able to track the reasons behind poor performance, and find a way to correct them.

We’ll talk about several different aspects of SQL Server internals, as well explore several sources of internals-related information. I’ll also give you some tools to allow you to do your own explorations and answer many of your internals questions on your own.

About the Speaker
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 25 years, and provides advanced SQL Server training to clients worldwide. She has been a SQL Server MVP since 1993 and has been writing about SQL Server almost as long. Kalen has spoken at dozens of technical conferences, include every PASS conference in the US since the organization’s founding in 1999. Kalen is the author or co-author of many books on SQL Server, the most recent being SQL Server 2012 Internals, from Microsoft Press. Kalen blogs at and her personal website can be found at

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: Monday, March 18, 2013