MSSQLTIGER and June PASS Virtual Conferences

The Tiger team will be delivering another set virtual chapter sessions for Security, High Availability and DBA Fundamentals in June which are mentioned below. Stay tuned to our blog to find out about upcoming sessions.

June 14th, 10am PST: Availability Group Troubleshooting Improvements (Slide Deck | Demos)

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 and the upcoming SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 provide extended events which helps track down two of the most common issues that DBAs have to cope with during an outage situation related to Availability Groups: Latency and Lease Timeouts (which could result in failovers). These new extended events have been shipped based on customer feedback that we heard, acted up and shipped. If you have an Availability Group setup, then come learn about the new enhancements shipped with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 and the upcoming SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 and above which allows you to troubleshoot failovers more easily and pin point the latency in your environment more efficiently.

June 21st, 9am PST: 2016 Enhancements That Will Make your SQL Server Roar (Demos)

Updates about 2016 directly from Microsoft The Microsoft SQL Tiger Team consist of Program Managers and Engineers tasked with explaining concepts about current and new products to the public. Here is a chance to ask lots of questions. This session will showcase several improvements in the Database Engine for SQL Server (2012 through 2016) that address some of the most common customer pain points involving tempdb, partitioning, alter column as well as diagnostics improvements involving CHECKDB, backup/restore. Come see this demo filled session to understand these changes in performance and scale of the database engine, new and improved diagnostics for faster troubleshooting and mitigation. Learn how you can use these features to entice your customers to upgrade and run SQL Server workloads with screaming performance.

June 30th, 11am PST: Securing SQL Server with TLS 1.2 (Slide Deck | Demos)

Recent changes to security compliance is driving the initiative in various IT environments to disable all security protocols apart from TLS 1.2. This has wide ranging impact on SQL Server installations from startup failures to connectivity issues. In this session, we will talk about the changes available in SQL Server 2008 and above to support TLS 1.2 and the changes required on the server and SQL Server configuration to support TLS 1.2.

Our consolidated session recordings for April are available here.

Our consolidated session recordings for May are available here.