Dogfood Conference 2013 – Optimize SQL Server for SharePoint

I had the privilege of presenting at the Dogfood Conference this year.  Thank you to all who attended on Thursday, November 21 and/or Friday, November 22, 2013.  The conference was a huge success.

My session was on optimizing SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013.  I’m obviously late in posting the slides and the SQL script I used during the session on my blog.  So, the presentation is here as well as on

The script I used for creating and moving Temp DB files:


Thanks everyone who attended my session.


A Day in a Life for “Buddy” (Dogfood Conference 2012 #DogFoodCon)

From the lighter side of Dogfood Conference.

8:35 Buddy receives a call from a customer with the system down.

8:42 Buddy works on the down system trying to get it back up.

8:48 Buddy receives a tweet “Are you working on it?” from the customer.

5 minutes later, manager, team, sales rep ask if the problem is solved. ¡Ay, Caramba!

A big thank you to Dan Shultz for the drawings of “Buddy” and Danilo Casino the mastermind behind this.

Dogfood Conference 2012 starts tomorrow, November 8th (8:00 AM – 4: 30 PM) at Microsoft Offices in Polaris (Columbus, OH).