Nashville SQL Server User Group


Meeting Information

Monthly Meetings

Our regular monthly meetings occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Lunch is served during the first half hour and the scheduled session begins at noon. We meet at The Microsoft Heartland Office which is located at

The Microsoft Heartland Office
8 City Blvd, Suite 403
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 778-2500
Fax: (615) 778-2510      

Next Meeting: Fri, Jul 28 2017

NashSQL July Meeting: Kevin Kline - End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server

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

SQL Summer Vacation: 

This is the last stop on Kevin Kline's SQL Summer Vacation 2017. 

As part of #SentryOneServes they are asking people to bring school supplies to donate to our local school districts.

For more information on SQL Summer Vacation, what school supplies to donate and contest details: SQL Summer Vacation

Topic: End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server 

Learning how to detect, diagnose and resolve performance problems in SQL Server is tough.  Often, years are spent learning how to use the tools and techniques that help you detect when a problem is occurring, diagnose the root-cause of the problem, and then resolve the problem. 

In this session, attendees will see demonstrations of the tools and techniques which make difficult troubleshooting scenarios much faster and easier, including:

•  XEvents, Profiler/Traces, and PerfMon

•  Using Dynamic Management Views (DMVs)

•  Advanced Diagnostics Using Wait Stats

•  Reading SQL Server execution plan

Every DBA needs to know how to keep their SQL Server in tip-top condition, and you’ll need skills the covered in this session to do it.

Speaker: Kevin Kline 
Kevin (@kekline) is responsible for expanding SentryOne's technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also heavily involved in product design activities. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at and at As a noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin's blog covers Microsoft SQL Server features and best practices, third-party software, trends in the IT industry, and professional development for IT professionals

Sponsor: TEKsystems

TEKsystems is the nation’s leading IT staffing and services firm.  Here in Nashville we support over 80 different clients within Applications Services.  We focus on delivering consistent employment opportunities, continual communication throughout contracts, and advancing consultant careers through contract opportunities as well as direct hire roles.  We build a recruiting force committed to building relationships with IT professionals here in Nashville and offer opportunities both locally and nationally.  Here at TEKsystems Nashville we look to serve our professionals with consistent communication, strategic partnership, and career advancement.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the IT professional community and are always looking to improve our relationships and partnerships.

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All registrations after Noon on Thursday 7/27 may not have lunch available. Food orders are created at Noon the day before the meeting. 


UTC : Fri, Jul 28 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Fri, Jul 28 2017 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Fri, Jul 28 2017 16:30 - 18:00


8 City Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee

Direction: None




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