Feedback from Workshop Participants

Our Workshops have been organized by Microsoft Corporation  in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

If you are interested in attending one of our workshops, have questions or would like to get in touch with any of the previous participants, let us know.

CONSULTING FEEDBACK

 

Roman Logunovich, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Corporation, Russia

"Hello Ramesh,

I've attended your workshop last week in Moscow. I want to thank you for this brilliant event. This workshop is the best that I participated in several years. It gives a perfect view how SQL Server works in "real world" and is based on real field experience, which is most valuable. I've got many ideas which I can use in my work. Also, I'm impressed of your presentation skills. This is an additional experience which I will use in my own training deliveries :-) 

Thanks a lot and I hope that I will have the opportunity to attend your trainings again."


Lubor Kollar, Customer Advisory Team, SQL Server Development, Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A.

"I have attended the first two days of Ramesh’s Performance Monitoring and Tuning Hands-on Workshop in Prague on Oct. 15 and 16. My main goal was to learn in detail the contents of Ramesh’s class so that I can suggest his class to other Microsoft customers I’m working with in the role of SQL Server Customer Advisory Team manager. I was very pleased both with the content and delivery of Ramesh’s class. He is providing useful, deep and very accurate information that will help our customers when developing, testing, tuning and deploying their applications using SQL Server or upgrading existing applications from previous SQL Server releases. Ramesh showed extraordinary attention to detail and he explained in depth the internals of the engine."

 

Sergey, Sr. Consultant, Microsoft Corporation, Russia

"I would like to say you huge thanks for this course:

My experience in SQL Server Performance Monitoring, Tuning & Troubleshooting is more than 5 years. Ramesh opened for me many things that I had experienced as a "black box" inside SQL Server. Clearly structured course content with the demonstration of a large number of real-life situations, as well as extensive practical experience; Ramesh - that's what was necessary for me!

I would like to say huge thanks to Ramesh for an incredible workshop and recommend it to any person who wants to better understand SQL Server."


Jameel, Microsoft Certified Master, Canada

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop can be described in one word as “Phenomenal”.

After achieving my Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) – SQL Server 2008 certification, I still wanted to advance my SQL Knowledge even further which is exactly what this workshop provided. It was the best SQL Server training I’ve had so far. This workshop was well-worth my trip from Canada. The concepts were explained well with actual examples. Most importantly uncommon pitfall/ misconception scenarios were explained well and their solutions.

Since I am from Canada and Ramesh holds the workshop in the Nordic Countries I do not know when I will be able to visit the Nordic Countries next time to attend his workshops or his SQLBits conference sessions. I wanted to gain the most out of my visit to Ramesh. Ramesh was very accommodating with his time schedule, he provided extra time after the end of the day to explain some of the topics covered during the day that I was unclear of. I appreciated this very much and thank Ramesh for this. Ramesh was open to attendee suggestions for the workshop delivery and accommodated it into the training.

On the last day I liked:

a.) The Summary Recap and steps on how to & where to get started once we return back to the office.

b.) Pacing the training/ lunch/ breaks so that there is time for a Question & Answer session.


Fabian from Kapsch Telematic Services, Austria, www.kapsch.net

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I liked how the course was focused on real scenarios and on our company usual issues. I’m also very happy to learn ways to fix issues for good by finding root causes instead of mitigating the symptoms as many DBA usually do.


Roman from Hewlett Packard, Austria, www.hp.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

3 days of *technical* information flood and *no* Powerpoint slide – this already shows the high quality of the workshop. Ramesh provides a good mix of performance theory embedded in live examples and real-life anecdotes from his vast experience with SQL Server.


Wolfgang from FTC Capital GmbH, Austria, www.ftc.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

A great workshop consisting of an overwhelming variety of insight into SQL-Server, and lots of full-of-wit approaches on tuning methods! With the focus on fallacies and pitfalls, a common sense on performance issues is developed. The solutions to these problems point out the strengths of SQL-Server, thus giving the participants a pretty good understanding of “how to do it right”!


Alan from UNIT4 Business Software, United Kingdom, www.unit4.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I have been on many types of course in my years in IT. I have never had one like this. The flow of information was endless and extremely useful. I would happily say it was the best course I have ever been on! And of course I feel confident in tuning sql now.


Cibi from AOM International, United Kingdom, www.activeops.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I went for training as a normal SQL Developer and came out as a DBA. It was very intense course and it really helped me to improve my confidence and knowledge on SQL Server.


Harald from Kapsch Business Com, Austria, www.kapsch.net

Additional comments:

This workshop was excellent. Especially your approach to control the specific workloads from your workstation on all local sql server installations of the participants is great. The efficiency therefore was very high and I could focus my activities on just analyze the workloads. And this workshop has, of course, the highest density of real world examples I have ever seen.


Hans from NaviCom, Norway, www.navicom.no

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The expertise of the speaker was excellent, the workshop was simply the best training I ever had. The workshop sessions was based on consulting experience, revealing weakness points in SQL Server, and demonstrating how to tune this weak points. I liked the balance of demos, practice and questions.


Zia from TDC Hosting, Denmark, www.tdchosting.dk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

It was very nice to see your magic with SQL Server. I learned a lot and look forward to use it in the future. It was clearly an instructor that was well prepared and one who knows every detail about tuning the SQL Server. A fast talker but very impressive. How ever I would like to suggest more hands on exercises with the topics so the students can gain more experience themselves.


Kenneth from Manpower Norway Holdings, Norway, www.manpower.no

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop provided excellent insight with relevant examples and scripts. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more around SQL Server 2008 performance tuning.


Kjell from Cermaq ASA, Norway, www.cermaq.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I am very satisfied with this workshop. I am a DBA, not a developer so some parts of the workshop were more relevant to my tasks regarding the SQL management than others. I feel that I now have a better understanding of how the SQL server works, and how to work with performance monitoring tuning.


Armin from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft, Austria, www.rlbooe.at:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop was very interesting and I learned a lot. The Examples are based on simple Tables and so very easy to understand.


Suvrat from Healthcare at Home, United Kingdom, www.hah.co.uk:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

3.5: Here I am considering tuning issues at the level of complexity of the course, and not straightforward issues. I think the confidence will be improved mainly with more experience, and possibly periodic top-up refresher training. Overall, I would say I came to the course with higher expectations than usual, and they were met.


Michael from Nordea Bank AB, Denmark, www.nordea.dk:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I have never experienced such a well-informed SQL person who was so dedicated and skilled at communicating his message. This training at Microsoft is the best I have attended to date.


Isabel from Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade, Portugal, www.tranquilidade.pt:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Pretty intense workshop, it´s incredible the amount of issues that were covered just in three days and always with good examples very well explained by Ramesh. It was great. Every SQL DBA should attend.


Ole from Widex A/S, Denmark, www.widex.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop was very inspiring, and the amount of knowledge that was given was almost overwhelming, I might not have the required experience to understand all the topics in full, but there was so many tips and information that I can say that it was very much worth while.


Stefan from MOGI business creation company, Austria, www.mogi.at:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop gave me an interesting look into MS SQL Server internal operations. Especially the given hints about the query planner will be very helpful at our daily business.


Denis from Jožef Stefan Insitute, Slovenia, www.ijs.si:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop was very good and intensive, a lot of new experiences and knowledge for me. The instructor exceeded my expectations so I was very satisfied with this workshop. Once again I must thank him for a given knowledge.


Peter from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I am very impressed by Ramesh's knowledge of SQL Server product. It is a pleasure to have an instructor who has extensive knowledge about how the SQL engine works and can tell little histories about the development of product. I agree that a workshop on monitoring and tuning must contain information about query optimization but in the real world it is not always possible to change the SQL we receive from the applications. It could like to retrieve some tips on the best ways to solve the top 10 problems. I think Ramesh should consider minimizing the time around the optimization of queries and giving some time to hands-on for some cases created for the Workshop. I highly recommend Ramesh as a consultant - he is lightning fast to catch a problem and come up with solutions. Ramesh should perhaps consider slowing down a little bit - since it is not all that can follow in that speed - it's level 400 plus.


Martin from KAV-IT, Austria, www.wienkav.at:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Though I really had to concentrate 100% and keep all my brains together – or maybe, just because of that – it was a perfect use of time. It was not a bit too slow nor too fast and there was not a single comma wasted, you could not have done better from my point of view. As far as the content is concerned, it was exactly, what we needed and what I hoped for, so the efficiency is impossible to be topped. The output gives us a huge push of possibilities and a most powerful tool in our every-day-work. That really is, what we searched for. The 5s are not meant rhetorical. From my point of view it couldn´t have been done any better. The 4 in the last row results from my now vast need of practice to put all the learned into reality. Gratulations for this outstanding training!

 

Greg from THQ Inc., U.S.A., www.thq.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The workshop was excellent. Ramesh clearly has a very deep understanding of SQL Server performance tuning and internals. He was able to effectively explain all topics in detail and answer any questions. This was impressive given the subject matter covered.


Steven from Aggreko PLC, United Kingdom, www.aggreko.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I enjoyed the course and thought the content was very interesting – there were some great ideas for quick wins and some topics that I will have to investigate further. There is no doubt that Ramesh knows his stuff and the concepts were communicated well. The course is fast paced and covers a lot of ground in 3 days. For me there is one thing that would have improved the course vastly and that would have been if the scripts that were used had been provided up front. This would have allowed me to follow the content and focus 100% on what Ramesh was saying rather than having to split my time between listening and taking notes. In a class where there is so much in depth information being discussed it is a little frustrating to miss out on some of the discussion due to taking notes.


Kokho from Altis Partners Ltd, United Kingdom, www.altispartners.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

It does exactly ‘what it says on the tin’ with real world examples and in depth knowledge and techniques on how to trouble shoot, performance tuning and optimization of queries and server. Perhaps we should be advised to watch the sqlworkshop video before attending the course and some brief notes eg the summary at the end of the session will be useful. One of the best courses, if not probably the best course, I had attended.


Hannes from GRZ/RACON Linz, Austria, www.grz.at:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

I have never met an instructor with so much in-depth knowledge of a database engine (and I heard a lot of DB2). I had a lot of ‘a-ha’ moments for myself, in executing your query examples. Now I understand some key concepts in SQL Server query optimization.


Rima from Computers and Communication Technology, Lebanon, www.cctintl.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The course was very helpful, extremely informative, and, furthermore, the practical examples provided explained the concepts thoroughly. Moreover, the instructor had excellent sql server skills and it’s very obvious he is very knowledgeable about the topic. The only optimization topic that should have been covered in more details is index tuning!

  

Parm Gakhal, Production DBA, Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd., U.K.

Were you overall satisfied with the workshop?

Yes very satisfied, the workshop is unique and provides information that is not currently available in workshops by SAP or Microsoft.

Was the instructor knowledgeable?

Yes the instructor has a very good knowledge of both SQL server internals and SAP.

Were you satisfied with the mix of theory and practice?

The class was custom tailored and was delivered on site. The balance between theory and practice was just right.

Did the instructor answer all the questions asked?

Yes the instructor was able to answer all questions and was also able to provide best practices on configuring SQL server for SAP.

How confident are you with your SAP/SQL skills after attending the workshop?

We have a better appreciation of how SAP interacts with SQL Server and able to interpret data from DBA Cockpit in a more meaningful way.


John Browne, SAP Basis, Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd., U.K.

Were you overall satisfied with the workshop?

Yes I was generally satisfied with the workshop.

Was the instructor knowledgeable?

Yes, Ramesh displayed an extremely good knowledge of the subject matter.

Were you satisfied with the mix of theory and practice?

Yes, as the course was held on site we spent the majority of the time looking at real time data from our production system which gave us the opportunity to investigate known issues on our systems.

Did the instructor answer all the questions asked?

Yes, I can’t remember a specific question or query which wasn’t answered during the course.

How confident are you with your SAP/SQL skills after attending the workshop?

I think that my level of understanding SQL and the various ways to troubleshoot performance issues has improved since attending the course. However, I would still be more comfortable approaching specific problems from within the application rather than from directly interrogating the database using native SQL commands.


Dieter from Greentube I.E.S. GmbH, Austria, www.greentube.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Again a great workshop with Mr. Meyyappan. Not only the topics were covered, also the indivual issues of the participants were answered. Illuminating.


Mathias from Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) GmbH, Switzerland, www.hp.com:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Excellent workshop to understand query optimizing and a lot of more topics. Real life examples to understand how the performance will change. Ramesh speaks very good English and could be easily understood.


Alex from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

The in-depth material on performance tuning SQL Server was presented in an intuitive and understandable manner. Ramesh is very enthusiastic presenter who presented real life stories from his consulting experience which made it easy and entertaining to absorb the wealth of information in the short timeframe of the workshop. I would definitely recommend this workshop to any of my colleagues that work on the SQL Server platform and the material is relevant to both developers and SQL DBAs alike.


Claus from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

Ramesh's skills and deep knowledge about SQL server make a big impression. Very refreshing teaching style. Everything is done live with "simple" and understandable examples. After the sessions with Ramesh, we got a lot of inspiration and learning points we will bring back to our development team. Everyone looks forward to next time we can have the pleasure of attending Ramesh's SQL server workshops!


Esben from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

R Meyyappan's "Performance Monitoring & Tuning Hands-on Workshop " is a very good walkthrough of techniques for performance monitoring and tuning with great hands-on examples. I was very happy with the way Ramesh presented the material and with the knowledge displayed by him. I would though have liked to have the material used (script examples) during the course a few days before.


Hanne from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

Thank you for a great workshop. I have got so many inputs and ideas for what to look at and what to try in my future SQL Server development work. The form of the workshop was very fine, very informal and relaxed… I really like your way of teaching.


Jan from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

Hi Ramesh, Thanks a lot for a brilliant workshop. Very impressed with the way you could demonstrate the areas that you explained.


Lars from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

It is clear that Ramesh understands and knows the SQL Server product down to a detailed level that few can pare. Furthermore, Ramesh is able to communicate this knowledge in a very practical manner that is easy to understand. This combined with samples and real life case stories makes Ramesh’s workshops a unique experience and a source of knowledge it is hard not to want to revisit.


Torben from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

I think that the course was great. What I really liked was that Ramesh showed how all his theories about tuning of SQL Server works in practice. It was clear that Ramesh is one of the best to tune databases in all types of businesses and in all types of applications.


Troels from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

The workshop was very competently given and the demos where extraordinarily good; Clear, Concise and Convincing! First time ever I actually have seen the different "best practices" regarding tuning and optimization at level 400+ demonstrated. Really worth attending.


Thomas from NNIT A/S, Denmark, www.nnit.com:

It was a very good workshop and I really learned a lot. It was very good to hear the stories from the "inside" of both the engine and the company. I was also very pleased to see the method used to demonstrate the various performance problems and especially the use of DMVs. This is very useful. Another topic was the query plan and statistics which I also found very helpful. I really got a lot of practical techniques to use in my work.


Eugen from Helsana Dübendorf, Switzerland, www.hubair.info:

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The knowledge of Ramesh is excellent. It was a really good course and it will help me to do a better job in performance analysis of SQL Server.


Rok from Jožef Stefan Insitute, Slovenia, www.ijs.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Workshop was great. I gathered many new important pointers, which I’ll be more focused on when trying to improve SQL Server’s performance. Better understanding on how SQL’s heart beats will influence on the developing stages of applications and therefore less SQL tuning afterwards.


Yuri from JT International, Russia, www.jti.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The training explains all new features of SQL 2008, which were very interesting for me. After release of the new version of SQL, I would like to attend the new course as well.



Christian from EG A/S, Denmark, www.eg.dk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Ramesh proved a very deep insight in SQL server, and did a very good job passing this knowledge on. He was very eager to give us as much tips and knowledge as possible.


Matthias from Interwetten AG, Austria, www.interwetten.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor


Additional comments:

Very competent instructor with in-depth knowledge of SQL server internals; theoretic background was always combined with some examples which was very useful for understanding; questions were also often answered with an on-the-fly example; nice training facility with friendly staff.


Faeed from ASB Bank, New Zealand, www.asb.co.nz

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Excellent workshop. Highly recommended, well organized and structured.

  

Pål from Decens AS, Norway, www.decens.no

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Ramesh is the most experienced person I have ever met within SQL experience. He has also excellent teaching skills and is at a very high level within teaching.


Sebastian from Tupack Verpackungen, Austria, www.tupack.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor


Additional comments:

Your workshop was really excellent. What I missed somehow was a little time to experience the issues/topics on my own server. I found it difficult to really look into it, when 11 others where checking the same stuff out on the same server. But this is nothing disturbing, just a small inconvenience.

As I told you, I think the course is ideal for dev’s and admins, because you cover pretty much the interests of both groups (which is challenging most of the time).


Peter from Hyperwave, Austria, www.hyperwave.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The best workshop I ever attended. Very well organized, structured and I learned much new things from Ramesh. This workshop should be a compulsory workshop for every SQL Server administrator/developer. I hoped it lastet another two days longer.

  

Wolfgang from Land OÖ Abteilung Informationstechnologie, www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Very accurate presentation and easy to follow the relationship between the introduced tools (views and sp's) and the architecture of SQL-Server. A bit much of information to keep all such in mind to start through with the earned knowledge, but a very good guideline to understand the mechanics and to use this for developing own ways to handle SQL-Server.

  

Walter from Konnex / BBRZ-Gruppe, www.bbrz-gruppe.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Ramesh taught very clearly and precisely the different topics of the subject, and he's done it really great!


Jürgen from LOGIS IT Service GesmbH, Austria, www.grz.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Please keep me informed, if any workshop on this subject is available in Austria in the nearby future.

  

Michael from SAP Österreich GmbH, www.sap.com/austria

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

A lot of very good examples and stories out of real life.


Richard from UNIT4 Business Software, United Kingdom, www.unit4.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Simply the best technical course I have attended in 20+ years of IT. You do need to have a high degree of SQL Server knowledge / usage to get the most out of the workshop. I do not think it’s a workshop as such because although you have the equipment to try things out you would miss what Ramesh is saying. Ramesh is excellent. Be prepared to take lots of notes.

  

Ilya JT International, Russia, www.jti.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

Excellent course, many specific and useful features were revealed. Especially – very good point that all of theoretical points were tested in practice.

  

Pedro from Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade, Portugal, www.tranquilidade.pt

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor


Additional comments:

Instructor told and showed us practical cases, how and where to identify them, and how to solve them. Exactly what I wanted to know.

  

Martin from BDO, Denmark, www.bdo.dk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The reason why I rated 3 in the last question is due to my overall understanding of Sql server, and has nothing to do with the instructor. The instructor was very competent, and did a very good job.


Mads from Krifa, Denmark, www.krifa.dk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor


Additional comments:

Excellent training. The instructor was so good, that I felt he could answer all questions regarding SQL server instantly.

  

Michael from Accenture, Denmark, www.accenture.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

It was the best SQL Workshop I’ve ever attended; Ramesh clearly has a very deep understanding of SQL Server performance tuning and internals.

  

Gerald from FTC Capital GmbH, Austria, www.ftc.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

Additional comments:

The three on the last question is a result of the insight that it’s a complicated field. It’s one thing to be able to measure the various performance number, but it’s something completely different to make sense out of them and act upon them. I think Ramseh does a good job on passing along his vast knowledge. The hands-on style of the workshop is much better than the PowerPoint battles used elsewhere.

  

William from Nordea Bank AB, Denmark, www.nordea.dk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

Great course and very skilled Instructor, it’s not that often in Denmark you can get training at such a high level. Looking forward to the next SQL Tuning Course.

  

Armin from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft, Austria, www.rlbooe.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

The workshop was very interesting and I learned a lot. The Examples are based on simple Tables and so very easy to understand.

  

Andrej from Avtenta.si d.o.o., Slovenia, www.avtenta.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

I was satisfied with the training and got a lot of new information about the background of the product.

  

Dejan from Avtenta.si d.o.o., Slovenia, www.avtenta.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments:

I’ve got a new knowledge about monitoring performance and tuning SQL which will help me at my work.


   

Marko from Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia, www.telekom.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 
Additional comments: Excellent workshop; learnt some new things.


   

Sandi from Ministry of Finance, Slovenia, www.mf.gov.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments: I got a lot new knowledge. I barely wait to use it in our system.


   

Lorenzo from Sunrise Communications AG, Switzerland, www.sunrise.ch

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

The course was excellent. Pace was a bit fast, but I felt it was not too much so. Prerequisites were clearly stated and I felt I met them. The hard part will be putting them to good use!

  

Dharmesh from Bank of England, United Kingdom, www.bankofengland.co.uk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments:

The course was excellent. I have recommended it to my colleagues.


   

John from Chaucer Syndicates LTD, United Kingdom, www.chaucerplc.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

Ramesh is one of the most knowledgeable people on the subject, and attending his workshop is essential for Level 400 understanding of SQL Server.

  

Igor from NLB d.d., Slovenia, www.nlb.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

Course was excellent and exceeded my expectations. All questions were immediately answered. It was the best SQL Workshops I’ve ever attended.

  

Andrew from UBS, United Kingdom, www.ubs.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

The course was expertly delivered and backed up with practical examples. At the end of the course I felt my knowledge of SQL Server had been greatly enhanced and was eager to share with my colleagues. I felt there was one prerequisite missing from the course description, an open mind since the course changed some of my core product beliefs.


Petra from NLB d.d., Slovenia, www.nlb.si

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments: The training was very interesting. I learn a lot.


   

Peter from Sanctuary Housing Association, United Kingdom, www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

I have attended many Microsoft courses over the years; each time I have left feeling that the technical content wasn't technical enough. With the course I have left feeling that I have an in-depth understanding of SQL Server and empowered to make improvements based on the excellent technical content delivered through the course.


Bibiana from sDIS Dezentrale IT-Infrastruktur Services GMBH, Austria, www.solvussoft.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments:

The course was excellent and it exceeded my expectations.


   

Tatjana from Kapsch Telematic Services, Austria, www.kapsch.net

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments: Excellent instructor!


   

Peter from Siemens AG, Austria, www.siemens.com

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 


Additional comments: Thank you Ramesh for the excellent training !


   

Harald from Kapsch Business Com, Austria, www.kapsch.net

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 

Additional comments:

It was one of the best courses I attended. Thanks for teaching the coherence between different dynamic views and perfmon values, it was really great!

  

Johanna from Microsoft Austria, www.microsoft.at

Scale from 1 to 5, where 5 = excellent & 1 = poor

 
Additional comments:

Very well structured workshop, extremely interesting, enough time to try out the scripts. Great! Thanks.


   

Jukka, Wärtsilä Oyj, to the LinkedIn SQL Server User Group Finland:

Just want to start this thread and give some feedback on the Workshop that I attended last week at Microsoft. Three days in a row, deep dive into the query optimization and performance monitoring :-) I must say, that the SQL guru Ramesh has all the tricks up in his sleeves. The workshop was very helpful and what's most important: no slide show marathon: samples after samples explained very clearly and with our own class room SQL servers we can try the same stuff while Ramesh typed his own samples. If the workshop will be rearranged, I can most willingly recommend it to anyone who wants to know what's "under the hood" of SQL Server 2008. Once again, thank you Microsoft and Ramesh to make this happen. May the force be with us all :-)

  

Pedro from Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade, Portugal, www.tranquilidade.pt

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This was the best course I have ever had in a so short period of time. No time lost with minor issues that we all should know so it was really looking at what really matters and it is not easy to learn only by reading the documentation. Now I know where to look better and practice all these knowledge. Thank you for all that.

  

Simon from Henderson Global Investors, United Kingdom, www.henderson.com

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An excellent course and instructor. Ramesh clearly knows his subject matter with in-depth knowledge of, and insights into, the inner workings of the query optimizer.


Tore from Det Norske Veritas AS, Norway, www.dnv.com

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It was a great workshop. Ramesh is very experienced and on his courses there is an abundance of knowledge to convey to the participants. The course is well organized and covers very well the topic of Performance Monitoring & Tuning. His knowledge makes it easy also to cover subjects & problems asked about from the course attendants.

  

Michael from Interwetten AG, Austria, www.interwetten.com

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It’s amazing what you can learn in 3 days when you have the right teacher. There is not much more I could say about the workshop as I can’t imagine anything that could be improved.

  

Harald from Det Norske Veritas AS, Norway, www.dnv.com

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I was very happy to be back on the workshop again. The first one was in November 2007 covering SQL 2005. Amazed about the instructor and how the different issues are demonstrated and explained in a very detailed and inspiring way. Very rarely one meets an instructor or teacher who makes complex issues seem quite easy – a proof of having extraordinary competence on both the subject as well as communication skills. Thanks again.

  

Werner from Det Norske Veritas AS, Norway, www.dnv.com

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To the point accurate information and examples that can be used in real life scenarios. In depth knowledge delivered by a very skilled and experienced trainer.

  

Simon from Det Norske Veritas AS, United Kingdom, www.dnv.com

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Ramesh excelled. His knowledge, experience and competence is second to none. The course was very well tutored and I would recommend it to any SQL DBA.

   

Tim from T|SYS| European Data Centre, United Kingdom, www.tsys.com

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Ramesh’s knowledge, expertise and ability to convey this via practical examples was excellent. Course was excellent and exceeded my expectations.


Brian from JN Data A/S, Denmark, www.jndata.dk

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Ramesh proved that he has a great knowledge about sql questions asked, internal sql engine, as well as very useful and practical example.



Bernhard from Verbund AG, Austria, www.verbund.com

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Really good examples. In my opinion, it was the best SQL Workshop I’ve ever attended.     

 
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