Here are Jes’ slides and demos – JesBorland-LevelUpYourSQLServerIndexKnowledge


Indexes are the power-up buttons to make your SQL Server queries go faster. Do you understand the power of the clustered index? Do you know the right combinations to make non-clustered indexes more useful? Do you know how to use SQL Server’s built-in index dynamic management views to find out more information about your index usage? If you answered, “No, but I want to!” join me for a fun-filled session to level up your SQL Server index knowledge!


Jes Borland is a Senior SQL Server Engineer at Concurrency and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS – Programmer/Analyst degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. She is user group president, Tech on Tap founder, and a LessThanDot.com blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.

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When & Where

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion
Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912


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Join Jason Young, Carl Schweitzer, Jon Cwiak and Greg Levenhagen for a round table discussion about Microsoft //BUILD 2015. There were a lot of announcments and new bits released. The panel was lucky enough to attend BUILD and/or Ignite and is happy to join us for a recap.

Topics up for discussion! (In no particular order)

  • HoloLens
  • Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C in Visual Studio? (Bridges)
  • Project Spartan – Microsoft Edge – Microsoft’s new browser
  • What’s new in XAML
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • ASP.NET vNext changes
  • Continuum
  • BI in Azure PaaS
  • SQL Server 2016
  • Data Lakes in Azure
  • New Language Features
  • Microsoft Band SDK
  • DirectX 12
  • .NET and Win32 apps in the Store
  • Other?

Come join us for a great meeting!

Free Registration


 When & Where

Wednesday, May 13th at FVTC Room F108

Networking @5:30 – Discussion @6:00

FVTC Maps and Floor Plan – http://www.fvtc.edu/about-us/fvtc-contacts-locations/locations-maps