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Las Cruces & El Paso SQL Server Users Group

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LCEP SSUG Aug 2014 Meeting "How the SQL Server Engine Thinks" w/ SQL MCM & MVP Brent Ozar

  • In-Person @ 6611 Boeing Drive, Building A El Paso, Texas, United States (map)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Language: English

The Las Cruces-El Paso SQL Server User Group (LCEP) will be having a Special Presentation at its next meeting, Thursday 08/14/14 from 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the New Horizons Center at 6611 Boeing Dr. El Paso, TX 79925.  Microsoft SQL Server Certified Master and MVP, Brent Ozar will be joining us remotely to share his knowledge.  Join us for his presentation “How the SQL Server Engine Thinks”, and learn how SQL Server decides how to execute a query. Ask Brent questions, get to know your peers, may be win a prize and have lunch on us!

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Featured Presentation:

How the SQL Server Engine Thinks

Brent Ozar, Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server Brent Ozar Unlimited

When you pass in a query, how does SQL Server build the results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be the SQL Server engine. Using simple spreadsheets as your tables, you'll learn how SQL Server builds execution plans, uses indexes, performs joins, and considers statistics. This session is for DBAs and developers who are comfortable writing queries, but not so comfortable when it comes to explaining nonclustered indexes, lookups, and sargability.

About Brent:
Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster and more reliable. He created sp_Blitz and the SQL Server First Responder Kit. He loves sharing knowledge at

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