Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server (GLASS)

Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server

We are a group of professionals who like to get together to talk about Microsoft SQL Server and related technologies. Meetings are open and free of cost to the public but will require an RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. 


1. Facilitate networking and create opportunities for our members
2. Deliver quality content for in-depth learning and professional development
3. Encourage community growth and development

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Next Meeting




Monitoring your SQL server with Management Data Warehouse (built in)

  • In-Person @ Lansing, Michigan, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Abstract: Would you like to be able to monitor your SQL Server instances in near real time and get accurate information on database size, server performance, and query performance (including actual execution plans, run times, etc)?  Have you ever gotten a phone call complaining about a problem that happened at 3:30 yesterday with no way to troubleshoot it now?  Beginning with SQL server 2008 there is an included monitoring tool called Management Data Warehouse that will do all this and more.  I’ve used this tool to diagnose issues in minutes that would have taken days otherwise.
In this session, Steve will show you how to setup MDW, information on resource utilization, and how to use it once it’s setup.

Speaker BIO:

Steve St.Laurent

Steve St.Laurent has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years with experience across the industry in hardware and chip design, assembly, sales, software development, database development and administration, web development, consulting, and others.  He has experience with database platforms going all the way back to Dbase III in the 1980’s.  Previously self-employed for 23 years, for the last 4 years he has worked at the State of Michigan as one of the senior DBA’s on a team of 7 DBA’s developing and administering 16 SQL instances running on 8 physical servers with 2.5 TB of memory, over 150 cores, and over 4TB of databases in a high volume shop.



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