I recently had the pleasure of presenting to a packed house in Tel Aviv (described in http://www.pc.co.il/Index.asp?CategoryID=72). Warning: The website is in Hebrew. The weather was a gorgeous 70-something and sunny. Ahhh - the Mediterranean climate of Israel is especially nice to visit in midwinter when it's 20 degrees Fahrenheit here in my hometown of Nashville.
I presented my SQL Server 2005 Disk I/O Tuning session, which was well received. I have to say, though, that the Q&A session was more challenging than many I’ve had in the past. Few audiences can recite verse and line from white papers describing various means of improving SQL Server I/O performance, as this audience did several times. And naturally, some white papers point out contradictory and/or diametrically opposed viewpoints on how best to tune the I/O subsystem. Sometimes it’s difficult to be the referee on questions about which of these opposing viewpoints are the best. However, I always enjoy visiting Israel because of the incredible smarts and passion of the SQL Server community here.
I’ve delivered this presentation once before via a Quest Software webcast. The session was recorded and is tucked away in our archives somewhere. When I find the link to it, I’ll post it here as a comment so that you can attend the session yourself at your convenience.
I’m considering putting the session into article/white paper format. So I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether this would be good content for you. Feel free to post a comment here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for your feedback.