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Coverage Report: SQL Server Bangalore User Group Meeting # 2 – @ 22 December 2012

Posted by blakhani on December 23, 2012

After missing first SQL Server Bangalore UG meet due to team outing, I was ready to meet all my old friends at second SQL Server UG meet yesterday. First of all, Thanks to Vinod (B|T) for starting the idea of SQL Server Bangalore User Group and making it popular on social networking (Facebook and Twitter #SQLBangUG) I have been active on facebook page to help someone who is in need. Feel free to join the group.

As expected, I was able to meet Kamlesh (B|T), Manas (b|t), Sahal (b|t), Sandip (b|t), Sudeepta (b|t) (names are in alphabetical order) from the community. We missed Pinal (b|t)this time as he was not available in town.

Here is the highlights of the whole event as tweeted by me and others. Series of back to back session were suppose to start at 10:30 AM IST and room was getting full. Due to change in venue (from Signature building to Embassy building) there were some folks who were little late.


Myself and other speakers were sitting at last bench.

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First session was by one of our expert, Kamlesh. His session “Better together: Excel + SQL for Database Developers” was full of demo.



Second session was by Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, Sourabh Agarwal (b|t). His session, Intro to Indexing – Basics rediscovered, was really to cover the basics and show the internals.

  • @napsterreturns presenting on Indexes (11:02 AM)


  • @napsterreturns talking about IAM page (11:04 AM)
  • @napsterreturns talks about data page and index page types. If you didnt know IAM is pagetype 10.(11:10 AM)
  • IAM page id is 10, data page id is 1, index page id is 2 (11:10 AM)
  • @napsterreturns showing DBCC IND and DBCC PAGE outputs.#SQLBangUGmeeting … Mixed extends discussed now (11:12 AM)
  • demo on uses of DBCC IND@napsterreturns (11:12 AM)
  • Now Non-Clustered Index definition. How is structure for Clustered Index and Heap rows. @napsterreturns (11:20 AM)
  • what is plan for queries written?@napsterreturns discusses the basics of Clustered, Non-Clustered and Heap using queries … (11:27 AM)
  • SQL is a cost based optimizer @napsterreturns the basics of INDEX simplified with lots of DEMOs. (11:30 AM)
  • What a perfect timing.. at 11:30 – session was ended. (11:30 AM)

Again, a big round of applauses and Vinod introduced our next speaker, Amit Banerjee (b|t) and his session was “Knowing sp_server_diagnostics output” A feature which is not known to mant DBA. He showed some fantastic demos and shared his nice reports to read that information.


  • @banerjeeamit started his session at #SQLBangUG"System Health Session” (11:36 AM)
  • @banerjeeamit shwoing the System health check using "Extended Events" (11:37 AM)
  • @banerjeeamit shows the Extended Events for System Health. Explains the details.#SQLBangUG. Blocking using Extended Events … Demo !!!(11:38 AM)
  • @banerjeeamit talks about Logon errors, Netowrk erros, Lock Waits using default System Health session. (11:47 AM)
  • How can we find the CPU and Memory of SQL Server 15 mins back? @banerjeeamit is making #SQLBangUGmembers think !!! It is Ring Buffer DMV. (11:49 AM)
  • @banerjeeamit showing magical report generated with system health session#SQLBangUG learning Free monitoring!! (11:52 AM)
  • Corrupt pages can also be tracked via sp_server_diagnostics.@banerjeeamit in#SQLBangUG. Now showing failed IO sub system. (11:56 AM)
  • When the issue happened, long IO, which file …SQL Server Health Session Dashboard …. #SQLBangUGby @banerjeeamit (11:56 AM)
  • Great session by@banerjeeamit#SystemHealthSessions (12:01 PM)

And then, I was the next one to speak about, Basics of Backups with SQL Server. My topic was not so new to deliver and to make it more interesting I added few interesting slides. I was able to keep audience awake after 3 heavy sessions. Here is the commentary of my session.


After my session, we had enough time left before close-out so Vinod did a session about Excel feature Flash Fill. All in the room were shocked and surprised with this feature. Here are the highlights of his amazing session.




Here are the tweets which came in after the meeting.


Presentation content for the session is here:

Amit – Refer his blog
Balmukund – Basics of Backups with SQL Server
Kamlesh – Better together: Excel + SQL for Database Developers
Sourabh – Intro to Indexing – Basics rediscovered
Vinod – no ppt only live demos.

That’s all from my side. This was Balmukund, reporting on wordpress about SQLBangUG#2. Hope you have enjoyed it!



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