I’ll let you in on a little secret – we’re getting ready to unveil an all-new BrentOzar.com.
We are crazy excited about the new version. It’s gorgeous, and it does a much better job of portraying who we are as a company. When we look at the current BrentOzar.com, we’re kinda amazed that anybody ever calls us for consulting work because it looks so much like a personal blog. We’re a real full blown consulting firm now, keeping four people busy full time, and probably soon to be a fifth.
There’s one thing the new site lacks, though: the ability for us to sell our training videos. It’s only short-term, and we’re going to add our paid training videos back in later.
If you’d like to buy our training videos, now’s your last chance for a few months – so we’re putting them on sale!
Best Practices for Running SQL Server on VMware
(3 Hours with Brent Ozar)
Performance issues when virtualizing SQL Server are all too common. SQL Servers can run faster and more reliably under VMware, but you can’t just use the defaults and expect databases to fly. In this three-hour session, you’ll learn from a Microsoft Certified Master:
- Best practices for SQL Server virtualization including virtual CPU, memory, and storage configuration
- How to set SQL Server max memory under VMware
- Whether we should use VMDKs or raw LUNs, and why
- How to choose native SQL Server backups versus 3rd party virtual snapshot tools
- Why SQL Server’s performance metrics don’t line up with VMware’s, and why that’s okay
Our training videos are DRM-free downloads in Windows Media, QuickTime MOV, iPhone, and iPad formats.
How to Make SQL Queries Run Faster
(3 Hours with Brent Ozar)
Whether you’re a developer or a DBA, you’re probably frustrated with query performance, slow apps, and changing performance? You’ll learn the tricks of T-SQL performance tuning in this three-hour session:
- How to find the worst queries on the server in 60 seconds
- How many indexes you should have on each table
- How to identify and solve parameter sniffing problems
- What statistics are and how to tell if they’re causing problems
- Why filters are cheap, sorts are expensive, and TempDB causes troubles
This session is for developers and DBAs with 1-4 years of experience who are comfortable writing queries and adding indexes, but aren’t happy with the results they’re getting.
And Until October 25, They’re Half Price. SOLD OUT!
For months, I’ve been selling these at $195 each. To finish out the old site, I’m cutting the price down to $97! Lost our lease! Everything must go!
You get permanent DRM-free downloadable copies of the training in both Windows and Apple formats, so they’ll work great on whatever podcast device you use. Warning: these are not high-definition files. We recorded these live during our web training events, so they’re the same quality as our weekly webcasts. If you can’t stand to watch me in anything less than 1080p, these are not for you – and I’ll have new versions of these in HD when the site goes live, although at a much higher price.
When you buy them, you’ll get an email link to download the videos. You must be logged into BrentOzar.com/community to download them – if the password doesn’t arrive via email after you buy the video, just go to BrentOzar.com/community, put in your email address, and click Forgot Password. The password will be emailed to you, and after logging in, you can go to the URL in the email to download your videos.
Buy the VMware video or query tuning video now – and after watching them, let me know what you’d like to see added in the next version. Oh, I didn’t mention that? Yep, you’ll get access to the new HD versions when they arrive in a few months too!
UPDATE – SOLD OUT!