Niall Flanagan revisits Indexing

The next SQL Server Ireland User Group meeting is “Niall Flanagan revisits Indexing” on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at the usual location in Auditorium, on the Ground Floor of the Microsoft Atrium building, in Sandyford.

This topic will cover the performance benefits and important considerations of good indexing design in SQL Server including

  • Considerations, Benefits & Concepts
  • Statistics
  • Table/Index Design
  • Clustered, Non-clustered, & Heap
  • Fragmentation
  • Why cheap hardware is not always the answer

When:             April 30th,  2013 at 18.30

Where:            Microsoft Atrium, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18. A limited amount of underground parking is available via the rear of the building.

Cost:               FREE Community Event

Registration:    Not required. Contact ssiug at for more details or visit the Microsoft Technology User Groups site ( )

Niall Flanagan leads a team that manages production Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server databases in a large Irish retail bank. Niall founded the SQL Server Ireland User Group in early 2006 and continues to lead it. In addition, he presents on SQL Server to various user groups and conferences throughout Ireland. Niall is a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valued Professional (MVP) since October 2006.


Pre-conferences for SQL Saturday Dublin (#229) now open for registration

Last year, we had just one pre-conference for SQL Saturday Dublin, which was presented by Matt Masson. But this year, you will have to choose between three!

On Friday, June 21st 2013, we are holding the SQL Saturday #229 Preconference Day with a fantastic choice of full-day training sessions:
Productivity and Leadership Skills for the IT Professional by Kevin Kline
Self-Service BI and Office 2013 by Chris Webb
SSIS, MDS and DQS by Matt Masson

These full-day sessions can be booked for an early bird price of just €199 till 1st of May, full price after this date is €249, so register early!

You can register for these events via the SQL Saturday website or through Prodata’s event site

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