Directions EMEA 2019 – Session “NAV/SQL Performance in a Nutshell” (NSFW)

Title:
NAV/SQL Performance in a Nutshell

Warning:
This session is going to be rude, insulting and slightly pornographic!
NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

Skill:
100-200, Business

Abstract:
No worries, this session will not bother you with annoying technical details about performance optimization. I will try to describe – in simple terms – the general challenges, approaches and necessity of tuning and troubleshooting.
This should help you – Dynamics Partners, Resellers and Consultants – to explain to your customers, why there actually are “performance issues” and how they could be resolved (mostly).
I will also somewhat spoil your “Cloud-enthusiasm”, explaining the risks and limitations in terms of performance-optimization.

Slides:
NAVSQLPerformance_Nutshell_DirectionsEMEA2019

Directions EMEA 2019 – Workshop “SQL Server Configuration & The Magic 7”

Title:
SQL Server Configuration & The Magic 7

Skill:
200-300, Technical

Abstract:
First we will configure an SQL Server instance according to common best-practice, to establish a solid basis for good performance.
Then I will walk you through just 7 generic* TSQL scripts which will help you to easily identify bottlenecks and to fix several crucial problems.
*) these scripts work (more or less) from SQL version 2005 to 2017 independent of any application (no matter if NAV, BC, AX, CRM, … you name it)!

Prerequisites:
Bring your own Laptop! You need to have a locally pre-installed up-running SQL Server installation – any SQL Version (2005 to 2017) with an application of your choice (preferably NAV version 4.0 SP3 to BC).
The SQL “Edition” should be at least STANDARD, DEVELOPER or ENTERPRISE (not EXPRESS); incl. SQL Agent, Management Studio; maybe also SQL Profiler and “Books Online”.
You probably will not be able to access any remote installation through internet etc. but you could give it a try.

You’ll find all the required scripts here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/magic7/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ixadder/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/maintenancetrident/

Slides:
Maint3dent_and_Magic_7_DirectionsEMEA2019