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Our news room includes recent product reviews, press releases, eNews, and external blogs about SQL Sentry software. Also check out our blog posts for additional articles.

August 2014

eNews, August 2014 - SQL Server Resources and Overview of Fragmentation Manager

Back when I was starting my career in the late ‘80s, it took a lot of work to upgrade your technology skills. Back then, you had to deliberately and actively acquire resources to get better. There was no Internet. Purchasing kits to experiment with and learn on was pricey, with an IBM-PC clone costing between $2400 and $3600. That’s nearly 2-3 times more in today's dollars. Bookstores were mostly of the local mom-and-pop variety with few technology titles on the shelves to choose from, since large book chains were years in the future.

August 2014

I Didn't Know It Could Do That! (Part 2)

Justin Randall continues his blog series aimed at showing our customers things they might not know about Performance Advisor and Event Manager. In this post, Justin explores the many properties of a single control type found throughout the SQL Sentry Client - the grid.

July 2014

SQL Sentry Fragmentation Manager: An Overview

Lori Edwards goes over our product Fragmentation Manager, which is an add-in to Performance Advisor. Performance Advisor on its own provides a great deal of information about the indexes within your databases, but Fragmentation Manager adds additional insight into health, size and usage of your indexes as well as provides a tool to manage your indexes.

July 2014

I Didn't Know It Could Do That

Justin Randall begins a blog series aimed at showing our customers things they might not know about Performance Advisor and Event Manager. In this first post, Justin discusses the “Jump To” Menu, which is a context menu command that allows you to navigate from one element of the client to another while maintaining the time range of the jump off point.

July 2014

Another Way to View Automatic Updates to Statistics

Over on, Erin Stellato of has a blog series where she looks at different methods that can be used to track automatic updates to statistics. In her first post, she went through 3 options that are available in SQL Server: SQL Trace, Extended Events, and snapshots of sys.dm_db_stats_properties. In this post, she discusses how Plan Explorer and Performance Advisor make it easier to track automatic statistics updates.

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SQL Sentry has been "taking it on the road" attending User Group meetings and conferences. In cities across the world, we're showing you how to optimize SQL Server performance. If you are a User Group organizer looking for exciting, pertinent guest presenters and would like to schedule SQL Sentry to attend your group meeting, contact us.

Oct 02, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014

SQLRally Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

At PASS SQLRally Amsterdam, you'll meet with industry experts, authors, Microsoft MVPs, and other people just like you to learn about best practices, effective troubleshooting, and how to prevent issues, save money, and build a better SQL Server environment for your company or clients.  

Oct 04, 2014

SQLSaturday #330 BI Edition - Charlotte, NC

This SQL Saturday training event is focused on Microsoft Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Administration topics. We'll have sessions at varying levels, on a variety of subjects such as: ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Data Quality, Master Data Management, OLAP, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management, as well as plenty for the SQL Server Administrators out there!  

Oct 18, 2014

SQLSaturday #314 - Providence, RI

SQL Saturday is a FREE training event for IT professionals and those wanting to learn about the Microsoft product. This event will be held October 18, 2014 at New England Technical Institute (NEIT), 1408 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818.  

Oct 18, 2014

SQLSaturday #341 - Porto, Portugal

This is a FREE training event for Data Professionals, Students & Enthusiasts, which shall be held on 18th October 2014 at ISEP - Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431. Admittance to this event is free.  

Nov 04, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014

PASS Summit - Seattle, WA

PASS Summit is the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.  

Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014

SQLintersection - Las Vegas, NV

SQLintersection will meet the expectations of developers and IT professionals alike. The intersection of tools and technologies today create a need for a conference that allows you to go in-depth with experts on the technologies you’re using today but also cross over and hear what's happening with other technologies and how they affect you; keeping you on the cutting edge.  

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Thu, Oct 09, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

SQL Sentry Power Suite for SQL Server Overview


Thu, Oct 09, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EST

SQL Sentry Power Suite for SQL Server Overview


Wed, Oct 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

SQL Sentry Power Suite for SQL Server Overview