Capital Area SQL Server User Group


April CASSUG Monthly Meeting

Our April guest speaker is Monica Rathburn!  She will give her presentation titled "Performance Tuning, Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck!"  Go to our Meetup page for more information and to RSVP!

SQL Saturday Albany, July 20

We are pleased to announce that CASSUG will host SQL Saturday for the sixth time on July 20!  For more information, to register for the event, or to submit a presentation, go to the SQL Saturday 855 link!

Datto/Autotask moving to new facility

Datto/Autotask (our meeting facility) will be moving into a new building just down the road.  The new address will be 33 Tech Valley Drive, East Greenbush, NY.  The change will likely be effective for the April meeting.  We will keep you appraised.  Stay tuned!

CASSUG Represented at SQL Events

CASSUG members regularly present at events throughout the country, such as SQL Saturday and user group meetings!  Here are upcoming events where our members are speaking!

Looking for speakers!

Are you interested in speaking at one of our meetings?  We are looking for people to present!  Let us know!


Next Meeting: Mon, Apr 08 2019

April CASSUG Monthly Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Our April guest speaker is Monica Rathbun! She will do her presentation titled Performance Tuning, Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck!

Our meeting schedule is usually as follows:
5:30 PM Food, soft drinks, and networking
6:15 PM Chapter news and announcements
6:20 PM Presentation (topic changes monthly)
We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.


UTC : Mon, Apr 08 2019 21:30 - 00:00
Event Time : Mon, Apr 08 2019 17:30 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Mon, Apr 08 2019 21:30 - 00:00


26 Tech Valley Drive
East Greenbush, New York

Direction: We meet in the Datto/Autotask cafeteria. Enter the building at the patio entrance by the side of the building

Featured Presentation

Performance Tuning, Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

Speaker: Monica Rathbun, Consultant Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Summary: Everyone wants to know if there are magic buttons you can push to make SQL Server run faster, better and more efficiently. In this session we will go over some of my go-to performance tricks that you can implement to get the biggest improvement with the least amount of change. When it comes to performance tuning, every second counts. We will cover memory optimization, isolation levels, trace flags, statistics, configuration changes and more. I’ll go over real life scenarios we come across as consultants and the changes we made to fix them.

About Monica: A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting living in Virginia and a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. She was a Lone DBA for 16 years, working with all aspects of SQL Server and Oracle. She is now a consultant doing her best to help others. She travels speaking at SQLSaturdays helping other Lone DBAs with techniques on how one can do the jobs of many. She is the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic Pass Regional Mentor. She is honored to be 2016 Idera ACE, 2017 Idera Superstar, and Sentry One PAC member.She is passionate about SQL Server and the #SQLFamily, doing anything she can to give back to the community. Monica can always be found on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips.



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