SQL PASS Detroit


We have meetings on the second Thursday of every month.

Each meeting start with a short introduction and Q & A session, where we'll have chapter news and may also have job announcements.  The normal schedule for each meeting is:

6:00 - 6:30 - General Q & A and Announcements
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation (90-minute presentations will run until 8:00)
7:30 - 8:00 - Question & Answer Session

Special thanks to the following sponsors...


Thanks to the help of some great speakers, we have speakers on some great topics lined up for all but 3 of the 2018 meetings and we're working on those!  Special thanks go out to the wonderful folks at Pet Supplies Plus Corporate Headquarters in Livonia, Michigan, we have a new home for all of 2018.

Also, our Chapter President, Ed Wagner, worked with the wonderful folks at PASS and has been able to restore all previous meeting archives!

Next Meeting

The April meeting is on 4/12/2018.  Please make your FREE reservations for the meeting at EventBriteThe meeting location is included on the EventBrite reservation page.

Index Fragmentation: Internals, Analysis, and Solutions

As soon as you have more than one index on a table, you're going to start seeing fragmentation. Many people know that this fragmentation is bad, but why is it bad? And what is the best way to get rid of it? Come find out from the person who wrote the tools for detecting and removing index fragmentation. In this session, you’ll learn how fragmentation occurs and why the process that leads to it can often be as damaging to performance as the fragmentation itself. You'll also learn how to test for fragmentation, the different methods of removing it, and everything you need to consider when putting together an appropriate fragmentation-management strategy.

Speaker Bio: Paul S. Randall
Paul’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world. He spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team, writing DBCC CHECKDB, and ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. In 2007 Paul left Microsoft to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and has been a SQL Server MVP ever since. When he's not tweeting, blogging, or helping someone recover from a disaster, he's likely to be underwater somewhere in the world with his wife, Kimberly L. Tripp.

Contact Info

Please send any questions, concerns, etc to detroit@pass.org.

If you have any questions about the group please drop us a line. If you're interested in speaking we're especially interested to hear from you.

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