About Show #582
Spring in Orlando - time for a SQL Server Questions and Answer panel! Richard hosts a panel of Kim Tripp, Paul Randal, Bob Ward, Aaron Bertrand, David Pless, Tim Radney and many more to answer the questions that the SQL Intersection attendees have. The conversation ranges over challenges around partitioning, scaling, various disaster recovery strategies, the advantages of upgrading to the latest version and providing direct feedback to the SQL team members in the room! These question and answers shows provide a snapshot about the thinking around SQL Server and database administration - have a listen!
Paul Randal is the CEO of SQLskills.com, which he runs with his wife Kimberly L. Tripp. Both Paul and Kimberly are very widely known and respected experts in the SQL Server world, with both being SQL Server MVPs, and Microsoft Regional Directors. Paul is a Contributing Editor for TechNet Magazine, where he writes the bi-monthly SQL Q&A column and feature articles.
Kimberly Tripp is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director, and has worked with SQL Server since 1990. Kimberly worked for Microsoft – on the SQL Server team – and left in 1995 to start SQLskills where she writes, consults, speaks, and teaches classes on SQL Server. Her primary focus is architecture, design, and performance tuning with her primary goal of helping customers design the RIGHT solutions to their problems.
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 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bobsql
David Pless is a Technical Solutions Specialist at Microsoft Corporation and has been an engineer for the past 10 years specializing in SQL Server performance tuning and optimization, Azure Technologies, Power BI and SQL Server Reporting Services, and High Availability solutions. At Microsoft David has worked as a TSP as well as a Premier Field Engineer in CSS. At Microsoft, PFEs teach workshops, conduct performance reviews, complete health checks, and work to resolve reactive cases anywhere in the world.
Before Microsoft, David Pless was a MCS partner consultant and as a Database Administrator in Norcross, Georgia. David is also a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has spoken at SQLSaturdays, SQLPASS, SQLintersection, Tech Ready, and regularly speaks at the local user groups in Florida.
Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, Inc., makers of performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server, Analysis Services, and Windows. He has been blogging here at sqlblog.com since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997; tweets as @AaronBertrand; and speaks frequently at user group meetings and SQL Saturday events.