Welcome to the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group (PNWSQL) web site!

We meet every second Wednesday of the month on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, usually in Building 35/Kalaloch (just behind reception.) Check the signs when you arrive to confirm.

The PNWSQL group is one of the original SQL Server User Groups, meeting monthly on the Microsoft Redmond campus since the early 1990's.

Directions: From I-5 or I-405, go east on SR-520 toward Redmond, take the 40th Street exit, turn right at the end of the ramp, continue straight through the first traffic light at 156th AVE NE, take the next right, and then first left.  Park in the lot on your right, when facing east, the meeting is the building to your left. Please consult this campus map for more information. (Contact the PNWSQL Chapter Leader.)

7:00 - 7:30 - Announcements and Technical Q&A
7:30 - 9:00 - Presentation

IMPORTANT: If you park on campus and do not have authorized Microsoft parking, please bring a current printout of the webpage or this email invitation to fill out and be submitted to Microsoft Security if you bring your own car. Register your name, vehicle make, model, license#, and picture ID at the registration desk. Your printout may also be used in a prize drawing.

Name: _________________________________________

Vehicle Make/Model: _________________________________________

Vehicle License #: _________________________________________

Upcoming PNWSQL Meetings:

October 12, Davide Mauri, TBD


September 26–30, 2016: Microsoft Ignite, Atlanta, GA

September 26-27, 2016: Microsoft Data Science Summit, Atlanta GA

October 22, 2016: SQLSaturday Oregon 2016, Vancouver, WASQL

October 25-28, 2016: PASS Summit, Seattle, WA



Next Meeting




Gems to help you troubleshoot query performance

  • In-Person @ 3940 159th Avenue NE Redmond, Washington, United States (map)
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Description: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3, SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 and SQL Server 2016 introduced enhancements to support execution plan analysis. Join us to understand what are the enhancements available in the query performance analysis and troubleshooting space, and what insight these provide when you are troubleshooting query performance. We will be covering new Showplan properties, Live Query Statistics and the revised Plan Comparison tool, to learn how these can help you streamline the process of troubleshooting query performance.


Bio: Pedro Lopes is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Data Group, with special focus on the Relational Engine for all in-market versions of SQL Server. He has over 13 years of experience with SQL Server, and before moving to the US he worked as a Premier Field Engineer based in Europe, supporting mission critical deployments of SQL Server. He blogs about all things SQL at http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam and http://aka.ms/sqlinsights, the latter home to AdaptiveIndexDefrag, where he also publishes the SQL Swiss Army Knife script series for everyday troubleshooting and performance analysis.