• SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

    SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

    On October 6, 2018, I will be speaking in Memphis, Tennessee at the SQL Saturday event. The day is filled with sessions covering Azure, Python, SQL Server (of course), SQL on Linux, Power BI, and my session: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World. In my session, we will discuss the benefits of using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI, how those benefits translate to being on-prem, and how we can use the data in Office 365 as well. We will setup a data gateway and walk through using it to connect to data wherever it resides! Click here for more details for the #SQLSatMemphis event, including registration and the schedule. [UPDATE]…

  • SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    Please join me on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta Georgia for another SQL Saturday event – this time a business intelligence edition! The day will be filled with sessions covering Power BI, Azure BI, SSIS, and my session: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World. In my session, we will discuss the benefits of using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI, how those benefits translate to being on-prem, and how we can use the data in Office 365 as well. We will setup a data gateway and walk through using it to connect to data wherever it resides! Click here for more details for the #SQLSatATLBI event, including registration and the…

  • Nashville SQL Server User Group Presentation

    SQL User Group – November 20th 2015

    [UPDATE] Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting. I hope you enjoyed your time and learned something! The slides can be found here: Nashville SQL Server User Group 11/20/2015 Congrats to Nick for winning the swag! @DanielGlenn @nashsql SQL config for Sharepoint. pic.twitter.com/6vKa2b48gs — Nick Koch (@KochaKola) November 20, 2015 ———————————————————————————————————————- I am honored to be asked to speak at the November 20th Nashville SQL Server User Group. The meeting starts at 12 noon and I will be presenting “Tuning SQL Server for SharePoint”. I will covering the best practices for SQL Server when it is used for SharePoint as well as doing a live SharePoint Server 2016 Technical…

  • SharePoint 2016 and Maximum Degree Of Parallelism (MAXDOP)

    I was a speaker at five SQL Saturdays this year and at each one of them I was asked why SharePoint requires the SQL Server Maximum Degree Of Parallelism setting to be set equal to 1. After explaining the reason, I would get a blank stare and then a response like “so SharePoint is inefficient and is hard-coded to look for MAXDOP=1?” Knowing that I would be asked the same question again at the next SQL Saturday, in late July I sent out a tweet trying to get an answer to the question: “Will SharePoint Server 2016 require MAXDOP to be equal to 1?” The only response I received was…