Speaking in Tel Aviv

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).  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’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 [email protected] for your feedback.

Many thanks,


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