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OPASS February 2013 Meeting with Bradley Ball

  • In-Person @ 4649 W. 1st ST. Sanford, Florida, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

The Orlando SQL user group (OPASS) meets the third Thursday of every month at Logan's Roadhouse in Sanford, FL. We feature a different speaker every month covering a variety of topics. This is a free event centered around Microsoft SQL server, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come join us for free learning, networking, food, and fun.

Featured Presentation:

Inside the Query Optimizer

Bradley Ball, Data Platform Management Lead Pragmatic Works

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 SQL MVP with about 15 years of IT experience. Bradley 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. He is the data platform management lead with Pragmatic Works and a Microsoft VTSP. He has presented at SQLSaturday, SSUGs, SQLRally, DevConnections, SQLBits, SQL Live 360, and PASS Summit. Bradley can be found blogging at

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 Meeting Time

We typically meet on the last Thursday of each month from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

 NEW Meeting Location

Cork and Olive

1061 S. Sun Drive Ste. 1009 Lake Mary, FL 32746

We normally start with about 10 minutes of news and announcements.  We then have 10-15 minutes of networking.  Right before the food is served, we give our sponsor for the month a chance to present for 10-20 minutes.  At about 6:45 we start our feature presentation. Finally we end by raffling off any SWAG our sponsors have graciously supplied.


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