Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Aug 2019 Tue 8/20/2019
Speaker: Mike Byrd
Topic: A Self-Tuning Fill Factor Technique for SQL Server
Sep 2019 Tue 9/17/2019
Speaker: Jay Falck
Topic: Setting up a test lab with Hyper-V
Oct 2019 Tue 10//21/2019
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit Your Topic
Nov 2019 Tue 11/19/2019
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit Your Topic


Meeting Location


  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map:

Next Meeting




Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - Index

211 E. William Cannon Drive
Austin, Texas 78745
Time: 18:30 - 19:30

Special Notes:

Mission Possible:

Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - Index

By Jim Murphy

Summary: Performance troubleshooting is detective work. We'll have a lab system being assaulted by PowerShell scripts (to simulate live users), and simulated performance problems like those that can make your on-call cell phone ring too much! Do you think you have what it takes to find these "needle in the haystack" issues and resolve them quickly? This will be a highly interactive session where we will locate the rogue queries together, work through solutions, implement them and measure the results. In this episode we'll focus primarily on improper indexing as a common underlying problem and all will walk away with much better troubleshooting skills and an upgraded knowledge of performance tuning!

Presenter: Jim Murphy has been using Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 back in the 90's. He is the CEO of SQLWatchmen, LLC., a managed DBA service provider. He runs the Austin SQL Server User Group: CACTUSS Central and sits on the board of He has been a professional DBA and developer for over 20 years and has run a consulting company for over 13 years.

Meeting starts: 6:00 pm with food and a QA session 

Presentation: 6:30 pm and goes to 7:30 pm

Address:  Pleasant Hill Public Library

211 E. William Cannon Drive

Austin, TX, 78745
  • Just west of IH-35
  • Free parking
  • In the meeting room to the back left, down the hallway

Available Attachments:

Our monthly meetings are made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

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Ongoing sponsors:


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