Your SQL Residency

Our events include webcasts that you can attend as well as conferences and seminars that take place in the real world. We’ll try to post videos and lessons from physical events on our blog!

If you missed one of our previous events, check out our video archive.

Kendra Little

Office Hours with Brent Ozar Unlimited®

Tuesdays at 11:15AM Central, 12:15PM Eastern, 17:15 GMT

The doctors are in. Welcome to Brent Ozar Unlimited Office Hours, where you can ask questions about the SQL Server pains you’re facing. We’ll talk about our most recent blog posts, YouTube videos, new tips and tricks, and answer your questions. (Starting September, Office Hours will move to Wednesdays.)

The webcast will not be recorded – if you miss it, just swing by next week and ask your questions then. See you there! Register for Office Hours now.


Kendra Little

Index Cleanup: Avoid the Worst Mistakes and Find the Biggest Wins

Wednesday, July 15, at 3:00PM Central, 4:00PM Eastern

You’ve heard that GUIDs are bad and that filters are cool, but in secret you feel like an indexing fraud. Kendra Little is a Microsoft Certified Master who works a lot with indexes these days, but she remembers exactly how you feel. In this free webcast, you’ll learn why tables get messy without clustered indexes, how to tell if the Database Tuning Advisor is telling you lies, and when you need to add indexes. Register now.


Kendra Little

Field Medic’s Guide to Database Mirroring: Idera Geek Sync

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00AM Central, 11AM Eastern, 16:00 GMT

SQL Server’s Database Mirroring feature is a powerful tool and much simpler to manage than Availability Groups. Join Microsoft Certified Master Kendra Little to learn when Database Mirroring is the right choice, common rescue scenarios, and special setup required for mirrors.

You’ll leave the webcast with tips and tricks to manage Database Mirroring. Click here to register for this free Webcast on GoToWebinar. (There’s no checkbox for this one below, you’ve gotta click on through!)


Brent Ozar

The Query Store: Why SQL Server 2016 Upgrades Will Rock

Wednesday, Sept 9 at 3:00PM Central, 4:00PM Eastern

You’ve heard people got burned by turning on the new SQL Server 2014 cardinality estimator, and now you’re gunshy to move to newer versions of SQL Server. Good news! Microsoft heard your concerns, and 2016 introduces a feature to make your upgrades safer and easier. Learn why you need to include the Query Store as part of your 2016 upgrade plan. Register now.


Doug Lane

Prove It!: Collecting the Right Metrics to Show Performance Gains

Wednesday, Oct 14 at 3:00PM Central, 4:00PM Eastern

It’s easy to say adding more memory, faster drives, or a new index will help. How do you prove it really did help? What numbers and counters should I be watching? Doug Lane will explain which numbers matter when trying to show your changes were worth the cost. Register now.


Jeremiah Peschka

What’s new in 2016?

Wednesday, Nov 18 at 3:00PM Central, 4:00PM Eastern

SQL Server 2016 is just around the corner. There are a lot of new features in the box, and improvements to old ones. There’s a lot to learn, and you need to start planning before SQL Server 2016 hits the streets. In this webcast, Jeremiah Peschka will share a high level overview of what’s next in SQL Server 2016. Register now.


Register for the Upcoming Webcasts

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If you register for sponsored webcasts like Dell’s or Idera’s, your name and email will be given to the sponsor for marketing purposes. (Hey, somebody has to pay for all this free training!) If you don’t want your registration details shared with the sponsor, don’t register for those particular webcasts.

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