For years, Profiler and traces were the way we answered the question, “What’s happening in my SQL Server?” A new tool has emerged to answer that question with more options, which give you more information – Extended Events. In this talk, you will learn the building blocks of Extended Events sessions.You’ll see a side-by-side comparison of how to create a trace and a session – and learn how much more information you gain from the session! You will also learn a step-by-step method to convert existing traces to sessions. After attending this session, you’ll confidently be able to move from Profiler to Extended Events.


Jes Schultz, Software Engineer Microsoft

Jes Schultz is a Software Engineer with Microsoft who has experience with a wide range of SQL Server features from version 2005 through 2019, and is on the cutting edge with Azure technologies. Since graduating Fox Valley Technical College with an IT-Programmer/Analyst degree, Jes has worked as an SSRS developer, DBA, and consultant. Before joining Microsoft, Jes was a six-time Data Platform MVP, recognized for her community work. Jes tackles every project and problem with tenacity and her enthusiasm is unmatched in the SQL Server community. In her free time, Jes never stops moving, and counts fitness, coffee, cooking, and travel as essentials in life.