New Events at IDERA!

by Oct 5, 2016

Big News! Get ahead of the learning curve by participating in these new educational events!

In an effort to better help our customers expand on important industry topics, while connecting with top industry leaders, IDERA has decided to combine two of our favorite things – Geek Syncs and #SQLChats!

Check out some of our new, upcoming combined events below:


“Does Data Modeling Have Business Value?”

10.13.2016  @  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Data modeling is an essential component of enterprise architecture that is often overlooked or underestimated in importance. Join IDERA and Joy Ruff for a Geek Sync to learn why data modeling matters for building your enterprise architecture.

Once the presentation has ended, please join Joy (@jfruff) for a short Twitter Chat using the hashtag #SQLChat. Opinions and resources regarding data modeling will be discussed. This chat will allow attendees to expand on the presentation topic with IDERA product experts, and have a chance to win a giveaway prize!


Introduction to SQL 2016 Temporal Tables”

10.27.2016  @  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Join IDERA and Vicky Harp for a special, in-booth, Geek Sync at PASS Summit 2016.

SQL Server 2016 introduces the concept of temporal tables, also called system-versioned tables. In this session we'll cover the basics on how to create and work with temporal tables, including the new FOR SYSTEM_TIME query clause, and we'll discuss some of the ways that they may or may not fill a need in your environment.

Once the presentation has ended, please join Vicky (@vickyharp) for a short Twitter Chat using the hashtag #SQLChat. Opinions regarding Temporal Tables will be discussed including ways they fill a need in your environment, resources to expand your knowledge, and more. This chat will allow members from the SQL community to discuss SQL Server’s biggest topics with IDERA product experts, and have a chance to win a giveaway prize! Attendees will also have the option of tweeting in their Geek Sync questions, rather than using the feature in Go to Webinar.


Design Seamless Upgrades to SQL Server 2016 with Query Store”

11.30.2016  @  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Join IDERA and Joey D'Antoni for a special Geek Sync in which you'll learn about taking advantage of a powerful new feature called the Query Store to ensure your upgrade goes as seamlessly as possible. Additionally, you will learn how to take advantage of the Query Store in your day to day performance tuning operations.

Once the presentation has ended, please join Joey (@jdanton) for a 30 minute #SQLChat on Twitter where SQL Server upgrades and more will be discussed. Topic points include concerns with updating SQL Server, your methodology for upgrades, your favorite feature in SQL Server 2016 and more. Those that participate will be entered to win a giveaway prize!

These educational events will be easy to attend as you can participate in either the Geek Sync, Twitter Q&A or both! Not able to attend a Geek Sync but still want to participate in the #SQLChat conversation? Not to worry! The questions asked will be opinion-based, so you can still share your tips, tricks and personal stories via Twitter even if you weren’t able to attend the full presentation.

Get Quackin’! Register for an upcoming Geek Sync here: