Hi Friends,

Today, while I write this blog, I am preparing to travel to Hyderabad for another assignment with Microsoft India Development Center.

This SQL Server training assignment in India was organized by Peopleware India

My last training blog post was here;

This advanced SQL training was indeed a very challenging assignment for me. Kudos to audience; they made me stay awake every night, almost :). We had a classroom full of senior database administrators with 10 years of experience on average. And I was impressed with the quality of questions and scenrios that came across while teaching this class. I must say, I learnt a few things as well from the audience who are managing clusters of SQL Server to the tune of 1400 in numbers –phew !!!  As usual, I met new minds, new personalities, got to know their SQL stories, their issues, remedies, tips, tricks, techniques and bunch of little things! Every assignment makes me a better SQL guy and a better person too :)

This was a 5 day workshop focusing more on advanced troubleshooting in SQL Server. This was one workshop where I spent quality time demo-ing Extended Events and a number of troubleshooting techniques with it. This was combined with all standard stuff like DMVs, Perf counters, wait stats, etc, and a couple of free tools – PAL & RML being one of my favorites.

The audience was so focused, and I was glad to make new friends !

And yes, there was an interesting SSIS migration scenario that we solved – will talk about it sometime later; I need to rush to the airport now :)

I loved interacting with the folks; they made an excellent class.

Here are is the Pic from the class:

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The gallery page on Peopleware India site is updated as well: http://www.peoplewareindia.com/gallery.htm

My next batch in November was also about troubleshooting and performance tuning – will write about it shortly.

If you are looking for SQL Server training / consulting for your company / people, you can write to enquiry<at>peoplewareindia<dot>com or visit www.PeoplewareIndia.com