Another day at the SQL Bangalore UG Meeting

Another Saturday and another Bangalore SQL UG meeting completed! The turnout on a Saturday morning was really good. This time around the event was a bit different as we had a session on Photography by Vijay [T: @msigeek | B: iClickD]. This week’s User Group meeting was dedicated to SQL Server Tips and Tricks with Balmukund Lakhani [T: @blakhani | B: sqlserver-help] and me presenting on Management Studio and Power Pivot and Power View in Excel 2013.

Balmukund’s session as always was a superb hit where he demonstrated more than a fair share of SSMS tips and tricks. I am sure every one at the event learnt atleast a new thing about SSMS. There are multiple hidden options under the Tools->Options view in SSMS.

Vijay delivered a great session on photography which was very well appreciated by the audience!!

My session was around the the usage of Power View and Power Pivot in Excel 2013. I demonstrated how easy it was to build visualizations with Excel 2013 for administrators. I also demoed the Excel sheet that I had created using the System Health Session data. All my blog posts on this topic are available below.

PowerView and System Health Session–CPU health

PowerView and System Health Session–Scheduler Health

PowerView and System Health Session–SQL Memory Health

PowerView and System Health Session– IO Health

PowerView and System Health Session– System

The Excel file can be downloaded from Sky Drive using the link: The presentation that I used for my session is available at SlideShare and also embedded below.

SQL Bangalore UG Meeting–July 13

sponsor-bangaloreUGEven though the 13th is considered unlucky by a lot of individuals, this 13th happened to be a good one! The SQL Bangalore UG meeting had another successful event today!

It always surprises me with the number of SQL community folks that turn up to attend the sessions on a Saturday morning! Thank you to all the attendees! Without you this event would not have been possible.

There were some fun filled, technical and interactive sessions delivered by Olga Medvedeva [T] on Pagination Methods in SQL Server, Vinod Kumar [B|T] on SQL Server 2014 CTP1: In-memory OLTP and Sourabh Agarwal [B|T] on SQL Server Memory Basics.

I had the privilege of presenting on SQL Server Scheduling Basics at this user group meeting. The slide deck used for this session is available on Slide Share and the embedded copy of the PPT is available below.

As usual it was good fun to meet the SQL Server community members. In case you have any questions regarding my session, please send a tweet to @banerjeeamit or post your question on the TroubleshootingSQL Facebook page or on the SQLBangalore Facebook group.