We produce a lot of free content on SQL Server, performance tuning, storage and virtualization. I went in this week to update our Free SQL Server Training Videos Page and was blown away by how much content we’ve prepared and recorded in the last six months— 27 new training videos!
Some readers have asked what’s the best way to find training content. Here are your options on how to get your hands on all the goods.
How to Watch Training Videos on your iPad, Tablet, or Phone
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How to Watch Videos at Work
You can also check out our collection of training videos by category here.
How to Get Content Using Our Facebook page
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How to Succeed in Database Development Without Really Trying
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:30 am – Jeremiah Peschka
You love working with data, but you don’t want to be a DBA. What’s the right path to work with data? Six years ago Jeremiah Peschka was a developer who wanted to work with data. Since then he’s been a consultant, development DBA, software evangelist, and is now a partner in a database consulting company. In this 30 minute session, you will learn steps to take to get started, areas of specialization, skills employers are looking for, and hints for building a great resume to get a database developer job. Register here.
Monitoring SQL Server: How to Pick Your Strategy
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:30 am – Kendra Little
Monitoring is critical to protect your database servers AND your job: if you don’t know when a problem is occurring, how can you respond quickly? In this 30 minute session, Kendra Little will discuss availability and performance monitoring for SQL Server. She’ll summarize the tools available and give you guidelines to plan your strategy to tackle a monitoring problem. This session is appropriate for DBAs or IT Managers with one year or more experience with a production environment. Register here.
How to Test Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:30 am – Kendra Little
Want a jump-start on testing the hottest scale-out feature in SQL Server 2012? Kendra Little will tell you why it’s critical that you configure your own lab, and what you need to get your test environment set up. She’ll also detail how to avoid some gotchas that could cost you hours of frustration. She’ll demonstrate the steps you need to enable the Availability Group feature in SQL Server 2012 and how to create and test your first Availability Group. This session is for DBAs with one or more years experience. Register here.