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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.

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.

July 2014

eNews, July 2014 - New White Paper on Alerting

One of the questions I frequently encounter is “I know what I’m supposed to do with my monitoring and tuning tools, but why should I do those things?” I’m happy to inform you that I have been hard at work on answering a variety of those why questions. In fact, we’ve started a push to create more and deeper content on the why of database monitoring and tuning best practices. That means you’ll be seeing a variety of new white papers (i.e. long and in-depth) and tech briefs (i.e. short and distilled) relating to managing, maintaining, and tuning your SQL Server investments.

June 2014

SQL Server, SharePoint & Windows Alerts: A New Take on Alerting

In this white paper, SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses how the basic alerting system included with SQL Server behaves. He also shows how SQL Sentry's alerting functionality overcomes many of these limitations and those of many other alerting systems. Whether you're currently using a Windows, SharePoint, or SQL Server alerting system that you're very happy with or you're considering acquiring one, it's important to be aware of the potential limitations of that alerting system and then develop strategies to shore up those weaknesses.

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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.

Aug 27, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

devLink - Chattanooga, TN

The devLink Technical Conference is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2006 to educate IT professionals on current and emerging technologies. They strive to improve the software development community by providing quality content from industry leaders and networking opportunities to build peer groups beyond just co-workers and technology disciplines.  

Sep 06, 2014

SQLSaturday #320 - Raleigh, NC

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. The Triangle SQL Server user group (visit triPASS at of Raleigh, NC is hosting this event on September 6, 2014 at Wake Tech Northern Campus 6600 Louisburg Road Raleigh, NC 27616  

Sep 13, 2014

SQLSaturday #300 - Kansas City, MO

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Sep 13 2014 at Cerner Corporation's Riverport Campus, 6711 NE Birmingham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117.  

Sep 20, 2014

SQLSaturday #310 - Dublin, Ireland

This is Ireland's largest annual conference for SQL Server professionals with about 300 professionals across DBA, developer, BI/Analytics and cloud disciplines. Come to hear world class speakers cover both deep dive on existing technologies and cutting edge technologies that you need to learn such as in memory OLTP, SQL 2014 features, PDW, cloud, the move to tabular model design, improvements in the DBEngine you can leverage to be a rock star, as well as ways to improve your performance tuning and operational skills.  

Sep 27, 2014

SQLSaturday #334 BI Edition - Boston, MA

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Sep 27 2014 at Microsoft Conference Center, Kendall Square, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142.  

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!  

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, Aug 21, 2014 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Wed, Sep 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM EST

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