In this introductory session, we will walk through some of the defaults that are configured when installing SQL Server, and their potential impacts to overall performance in stability. We will walk through best practices for configuring SQL memory, optional settings and physical configuration. Lastly we will discuss how to automate the install and configuration within your environment.


Joseph D’Antoni, Principal Consultant Denny Cherry and Associates

Joseph D’Antoni is a Senior Consultant and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. Joseph holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book “Introducing SQL Server 2016”.