Putting a Better SQL Server in Production

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time / 2:00 PM CT / Noon PT

Problems come up everyday that could have been avoided by simply configuring SQL Server appropriately before using it. The tricky part is knowing what to change and how to determine the correct setting. Some settings require knowledge of how SQL Server works internally and how the setting affects performance. We'll take a look at the default settings in SQL Server that should be changed before a SQL Server is put into production and provide guidelines on how to determine the best settings with which to go into production.

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    Robert L.  Davis

    Robert L. Davis is a Microsoft MVP, SQL Server 2008 Certified Master, an experienced DBA, evangelist, speaker, writer, trainer, and consultant. He is the Principal DBA with Outerwall, Inc. and consults part-time via SQL DBA Master. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 13 years, including recent stints as a Sr. Product Consultant and Chief SQL Server Evangelist for Idera Software, Program Manager for the SQL Server Certified Master Program at Microsoft Learning, and as a production DBA at Microsoft.

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