Fox Valley Microsoft Data Platform

Next Meeting: Wed, Apr 01 2015

FoxPASS April 2015 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL:

No April Fool's jokes here! Join us April 1 for a session from Pragmatic Works's own Bradley Ball, SQL Server MVP. 


UTC : Wed, Apr 01 2015 22:30 - 00:30
Event Time : Wed, Apr 01 2015 17:30 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Wed, Apr 01 2015 22:30 - 00:30


4351 W College Ave Suite 210
Appleton, Wisconsin

Direction: We meet in the Concordia University building off Hwy 41.

Featured Presentation

Inside the Query Optimizer

Speaker: Bradley Ball, Sr. Azure Engineer Microsoft

Summary: When it comes to SQL Server one of the biggest request you hear is “How can I make my Query Run FASTER!?”. The answer understanding the first step in that process Is understanding the Query Optimizer. Understanding the Optimizer beings with knowing the Rules. The way our queries are written reflect directly on the output that we get. In this session we will look at the rules in SQL Server, write queries to show those rules in action, and walk out with a better understanding of how the Optimizer works.

About Bradley: Bradley Ball is a Sr. Azure Engineer for Microsoft, and former Data Platform MVP. During his IT career Bradley has spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States, and the former Data Platform Practice Manager for Pragmatic Works Consulting. He has presented at SQL Saturdays, SSUG's, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQLBits, SQL Live 360, and the PASS Summit. Bradley can be found blogging on








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