Next week on Wednesday 28 July 2021, I will be presenting a brand-new session titled “How SQL Server stores that data type” for the free EightKB virtual conference.
I’ve made it a 500-level talk, as reading hex and binary for fun requires a bit of mental arithmetic. Bob Ward, famous for his half-day brain-melting sessions from PASS Summits of yore is also doing a talk, and I figured I need to bring my A-game.
The sessions are a great selection of in-depth technical content about SQL Server internals. Along with my session, we’ve got Torsten Strauß talking about parallelism in Microsoft SQL Server; Jeff Moden talking about GUIDs in a way that defies all common beliefs regarding GUIDs and fragmentation (I’m really looking forward to this one); Bob Ward talking about SQL waits, latches, and spinlocks; and finally, Pam Lahoud with a deep dive into SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine Storage.
You don’t want to miss this if you like SQL Server internals. There’s still time to register at eightkb.online. Please take note of the times, as they are listed in UTC. My session starts at 16:00 UTC, which is 10am Mountain.