SQL Down Under Podcast

SQL Down Under is a podcast (audio show) for SQL Server professionals. In each show, Data Platform MVP and member of the Microsoft Regional Director program Greg Low interviews a well-known identity from the SQL Server or data communities. Each show provides a wealth of information on using SQL Server and other data-related products. Listening to the show is one of the easiest ways to learn more about the products and the best part is that it's free. So start learning now. Need configuration help? Check out our Getting Started Page.


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82

7Feb21
SDU Show 82 features features Data Platform MVP Kamil Nowinski discussing Azure Data Factory and the best way to deploy it, including a free tool he has built to help

81

16Jan21
SDU Show 81 features Data Platform MVP Louis Davidson discussing his new book, technical writing, relational DB design, and graph DB applications

80

22Nov20
SDU Show 80 features Microsoft Principal Program Manager Pedro Lopes discussing Intelligent Query Processing in SQL Server.

79

4Apr20
SDU Show 79 features Microsoft Program Manager Mark Brown discussing the background and current state of CosmosDB.

78

9Mar20
SDU Show 78 features Microsoft Program Manager Pam Lahoud discussing standard and resumable index operations in SQL Server.

77

13Dec19
SDU Show 77 features Cloud and Data Center Management MVP Rob Sewell discussing the PS dbatools for SQL Server, his latest book on the topic and community contributions to open source projects.

76

29Mar19
SDU Show 76 features Jakub Szymaszek from the SQL Server team discussing the current state of security and encryption in SQL Server, and then Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves in SQL Server 2019.

75

3Feb19
SDU Show 75 features Principal Program Manager Joe Sack from the SQL Server team discussing SQL Server 2019, and in particular, intelligent query processing.

74

18Dec18
SDU Show 74 features Principal Program Manager Argenis Fernandez from the SQL Server team discussing SQL Server 2019, and in particular, the use of non-volatile memory.

73

9Dec17
SDU Show 73 features Principal Architect on the SQL Server team discussing SQL Server 2017, the evolution of the product, Linux and Graph support, remote working, and some baseball.

72

24Nov17
SDU Show 72 features Power BI General Manager Kamal Hathi discussing the state of Power BI.

71

28Jun17
SDU Show 71 features SQL Server product team members Joe Sack and Shreya Verma discussing SQL Server 2017 adaptive query plans and graph API.

70

21Nov16
SDU Show 70 features Data Platform MVP Aaron Bertrand discussing SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server on Linux, and SentryOne Plan Explorer.

69

16Oct16
SDU Show 69 features Data Platform MVP Glenn Berry discussing hardware and hardware performance for SQL Server.

68

1May16
SDU Show 68 features Microsoft Program Manager Joe Yong discussing SQL Server 2016 Stretch DB.

67

9Apr16
SDU Show 67 features Kasper DeJonge from Microsoft discussing SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services.

66

13Mar16
SDU Show 66 features Microsoft Program Managers Riccardo Muti and Chris Finlan discussing SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.

65

27Dec15
SDU Show 65 features Microsoft Princpal Program Manager on the Power BI team discussing the current state of Power BI.

64

30Oct14
SDU Show 64 features Microsoft Azure DocumentDB team member Ryan Crawcour discussing what SQL Server DBAs and developers need to know about DocumentDB.

63

21Jun14
SDU Show 63 features Microsoft Database Architect Jimmy May discussing the clustered columnstore technologies in SQL Server 2014.

62

4Apr14
SDU Show 62 features Microsoft Principal Researcher Paul Larson discussing the in-memory tables, and clustered columnstore technologies behind SQL Server 2014.

61

12Nov13
SDU Show 61 features Jim Gray System Lab leader Dr David DeWitt discussing the database industry and the upcoming SQL Server 2014.

60

28Jun13
SDU Show 60 features SQL Server MVP Adam Machanic discussing SQL Server parallelism and futures including SQL Server 2014.

59

13May13
SDU Show 59 features SQL Server MVP discussing SQL Server Integration Services extensibility and performance tuning.

58

1Apr13
SDU Show 58 features well-known SQL Server author and SSAS Maestro Marco Russo discussing SQL Server Analysis Services tabular data models.
57
12Mar13
SDU Show 57 features SQL Server MVP Karen Lopez discussing data modelling, database refactoring, space data, and open data.
56
2Mar13
SDU Show 56 features SQL Server MVP Thomas LaRock discussing DBAs migrating to architect roles, big data, Azure, and upcoming PASS events.
55
23Feb13
SDU Show 55 features former SQL Server MVP Erin Welker discussing common design issues and patterns in SQL Server dimensional modelling.
54
2Feb13
SDU Show 54 features SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey discussing how to trace and optimize queries, along with tips on reading execution plans.
53
22Jan13
SDU Show 53 features SQL Server MVP Grant Paisley discussing PowerPivot, Power View, SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular and Multidimensional Models.
52
13Jan13
SDU Show 52 features Clustering MVP Allan Hirt discussing AlwaysOn High Availability for SQL Server and deployment on Windows Server Core.
51
22Aug12
SDU Show 51 features Conor Cunningham from the SQL Server product group discussing Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure).
50
15Aug12
SDU Show 50 features SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson discussing database design and his latest book.
49
14Jun12
SDU Show 49 features Gadi Peleg from the SQL Server team introducing Data Quality Services.
48
21Dec11
SDU Show 48 features SQL Server program manager Roger Doherty introducing SQL Server 2012.
47
4Mar11
SDU Show 47 features data mining guru Dr Mark Tabladillo discussing data mining with SQL Server.
46
2Jan10
SDU Show 46 features recent SQL Server product group member Bill Ramos discussing management and monitoring of SQL Server, his new role at Advaiya, and SQL Server extensibility.
45
9Nov09
SDU Show 45 features SQL Server MVP Jamie Thomson discussing Integration Services and the lessons he's learned along the way. Jamie also discusses SSIS best practices and upgrade issues.
44
30Aug09
SDU Show 44 features SQL Server MVP Simon Sabin discussing full text indexes in SQL Server 2008 along with thoughts on learning MDX and on technical book writing.
43
6Feb09
SDU Show 43 features Jessica Moss discussing SQL Server Reporting Services in 2008 and lessons learned with all versions of Reporting Services.
42
9Dec08
SDU Show 42 features Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Ryan Dunn discussing SQL Data Services, the future of the cloud based data services, what is currently available and how to get started.
41
30Nov08
SDU Show 41 features SQL Server product group member Buck Woody discussing PowerShell for SQL Server. He also discusses roles within the product group. Interview was recorded live at the SQL PASS Summit.
40
29Sep08
SDU Show 40 features Miha Kralj discussing the future of the IT industry and how it might affect IT Professionals.
39
29Aug08
SDU Show 39 features Kent Tegels disussing the spatial data type in SQL Server 2008.
38
19Jul08
SDU Show 38 features SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard discussing database testing.
37
19Jun08
SDU Show 37 features SQL Server MVP Chris Webb discussing MDX and Analysis Services.
36
31May08
SDU Show 36 features SQL Server CAT team leader Lubor Kollar discussing the role of the CAT team, SQL Server 2008 resource governor and compression, along with fishing and mushrooming.
35
14Mar08
SDU Show 35 features SQL Server DPE Evangelist Roger Doherty discussing SQL Server 2008 for database developers.
34
7Mar08
SDU Show 34 features SQL Server MVP Geoff Hiten discusses clustering, SANs and magic SAN dust.
33
29Feb08
SDU Show 33 features SQL Server MVP Allen White discussing automation of SQL Server using SMO and PowerShell.
32
23Feb08
SDU Show 32 features SQL Product Group member Dr Michael Rys discussing XML in SQL Server from earlier versions through SQL Server 2008.
31
12Feb08
SDU Show 31 features Craig Utley providing tips on using Reporting Services and what's expected for SSRS in 2008.
30
5Feb08
SDU Show 30 features SQL Server Product Group member Pablo Castro discussing LINQ, Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services for the DBA and database developer.
29
24Jan08
SDU Show 29 features SQL Server Product Group member Richard Tkachuk discussing the SQL CAT team, working with Analysis Services and what is upcoming in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.
28
12Jan08
SDU Show 28 features SQL Server Product Group community lead Ed Lehman discussing the community surrounding SQL Server including the MVP program, the Connect site and CodePlex.
27
11Jan08
SDU Show 27 features SQL Server Product Group legend David Campbell discussing the process of building SQL Server 2008 and what he's most looking forward to in it.
26
5Jan08
SDU Show 26 features SQL Server MCT Chris Randall discussing the value of SQL Server certification, what is required to become certified and tips and tricks for taking exams.
25
21Nov07
SDU Show 25 features Matthew providing a collection of tips and tricks from his experiences using SQL Server Integration Services.
24
19Oct07
SDU Show 24 features SQL Server product group team member Paul Randal discussing DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2005 along with SQL Server 2008 improvements in database mirroring and partitioned tables.
23
24Jul07
SDU Show 23 features SQL Server author James Luetkehoelter, discussing disaster recovery planning and technology for SQL Server, clustering, log shipping, mirroring and snapshots.
22
25Apr07
SDU Show 22 features SQL Server MVP and PASS President Kevin Kline listing what he considers the ten biggest mistakes made when using SQL Server.
21
17Feb07
SDU Show 21 features SQL Industry legend Joe Celko discussing SQL coding and multiprocessing futures.
20
17Jan07
SDU Show 20 features Microsoft Program Architect Richard Waymire discussing the released version of VSTE DBPro (aka DataDude), directions in SQL Server development and fishing.
19
19Sep06
SDU Show 19 features Server MVP Peter Myers providing an introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services for developers and DBA's.
18
29Aug06
SDU Show 18 features Microsoft SQL Server Engine Team Program Manager Don Vilen discussing the transparent upgrade benefits associated with SQL Server 2005.
17
8Jun06
SDU Show 17 features Microsoft Architect and Development Manager Gert Drapers discussing the upcoming Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (formally known as Data-Dude).
16
21May06
SDU Show 16 features SQL Server MVP Paul Nielsen discussing object relational mapping vs relational databases and his upcoming Nordic framework.
15
4May06
SDU Show 15 features SQL Server MVP and Microsoft MSDN Regional Director Kimberly Tripp discussing two of her passions: SQL Server indexing and scuba diving.
14
19Apr06
SDU Show 14 features Microsoft Regional Director Adam Cogan presenting his "rules" for better SQL Reporting Services.
13
1Apr06
SDU Show 13 features SQL Server MVP Bill Graziano discussing things he wishes developers knew about SQL Server, agile development, build environments and unit testing along with the recent PASS conference and baseball.
12
2Feb06
SDU Show 12 features SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson describing the top ten errors he sees being made in database design.
11
17Jan06
SDU Show 11 features SQL Server MVP Dr Tom Moreau sharing lessons he has learned while starting to work with SQL Server Service Broker, how DMVs helped and a little about Guide Dogs and Birds of Prey.
10
22Dec05
SDU Show 10 features internationally renowned data modeller Graeme Simsion providing thoughts on the role of a data modeller vs a DBA, common data modelling errors and directions in data modelling.
9
22Nov05
SDU Show 9 features A.C.M. Turing Award winner and Microsoft Distinguished engineer Dr Jim Gray discussing the future of SQL Server. Jim (a database industry legend) gives his thoughts on the future directions for databases.
8
4Nov05
SDU Show 8 features SQL Server MVP Adam Machanic discussing advantages of using stored procedures as APIs and unit testing of SQL Server stored procedures.
7
22Sep05
SDU Show 7 features Roger (a product manager at Microsoft) discussing common questions surrounding the latest update to the MSDE product line, SQL Server Express Edition.
6
5Sep05
SDU Show 6 features SQL Server MVP Itzik Ben-Gan discussing techniques for using the T-SQL language to solve common problems, shows how considering a negative point of view might help and discussing the upcoming enhancements.
5
13Aug05
SDU Show 5 features SQL Server identity Niels Berglund discussing why Service Broker is so important, each of the objects that needs to be configured, the typical lifecycle of a message and the GUI administration tool he created.
4
30Jul05
SDU Show 4 features SQL Server MVP Bob Beauchemin discussing the integration of managed code with SQL Server 2005, why it's important and the security and performance implications.
3
18Jul05
SDU Show 3 features SQL Server MVP Kent Tegels discussing why XML is important for SQL Server, existing SQL Server 2000 support and upcoming XML support in SQL Server 2005.
2
28Jun05
SDU Show 2 features SQL Server MVP Hilary Cotter discussing SQL Server replication.
1
23May05
SDU Show 1 features SQL Server MVP Kalen Delaney discussing the history of the SQL Server product and shares with us her top features for SQL Server 2005.