I’m happy to announce that the SQL Support group will be present at SQL Rally 2012 which will be held in Dallas, TX.  It helps that we have one of our major support centers in the area.  Our team will be speaking at the conference and we will also be available to talk to you in person at the SQL Server Clinic.

Here are the talks that will be given:

(SS12-404) What’s New for SQL Server 2012 Supportability
Friday 5/11 8:45am
Bob Ward

Bob will go through how you can support SQL Server 2012.  This will look at some items that are new along with some items that were improved.This is definitely a talk a DBA does not want to miss!

(SS12-400) Digging into Reporting Services 2012 with SharePoint 2010
Friday 5/11 10:15am
Adam Saxton

I will be having a look at how Reporting Services integrates with SharePoint 2010 in this new release.  It is a significant change from previous versions and I’ll go through how it can effect you.

(SS12-402) SQL Server 2012: Memory Manager Rebooted
Friday 5/11 10:15am
Suresh Kandoth

Suresh is the person you want speaking to you about the internals of how SQL manages memory.  He will dive into the changes that occurred in SQL 2012 along with what tools you can use to monitor the server.

(SS12-403) Troubleshooting Performance on SQL Server 2012 with Extended Events
Friday 5/11 1:00pm
Rohit Nayak

Rohit has a great talk about Extended Events.  He will go through the new items that are present in SQL 2012 along with showing the new UI tools that you can use to manage Extended Events.

SQL Server Clinic

The SQL Clinic has become a staple of the PASS Summit.  We are happy that we will be able to offer the SQL Clinic at SQL Rally this year.  Both the SQL CAT team and the Support team will be present to answer your questions.  If you have a question about architecture and design, the SQL CAT team will be there to help you out.  Have a problem with SQL Server, or have a question that you don’t know the answer to, the CSS team will be there to help you.  In addition to the speakers listed above, we will have Ajay Jagannathan, Bala Shankar, Lisa Liu and Wayne Robertson at the Clinic.

We will be in the SQL Exhibit Hall where the meals and vendors will be.  Look for the 3 round tables in the corner of the room.  We will be present on Thursday and Friday.

I’m really looking forward to the conference and am excited to meet members of the SQL Community.  I’m sure we will see some familiar faces, and I’m also excited to meet some new faces.  Also, feel free to stop us if you just feel like chatting about your experience with SQL or the Support group.

Adam W. Saxton | Microsoft Escalation Services
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