Brent Ozar (blog/@BrentO) is sponsoring a special webcast in a couple weeks, with an amazing presenter:
The webcast (“SQL Query Optimization. Why is it so hard to get right?”) is free, but with a suggested donation to the Robert Davis Memorial and Grief Fund:
If you don’t know who these people are, you should…
Dr. David DeWitt is currently with MIT but spent years at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow at the Jim Gray Systems Lab. He presented keynotes at the PASS Summit for years and gives an awesome talk regardless of the topic.
Robert Davis (SQL Soldier) was a SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master who was helpful to many over the years online in the forums and in-person at events. He died suddenly and without warning earlier this years, leaving behind his wife.
Sign up for the webcast if you can. and if you feel so moved please give to the fund as well!