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.

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

Brent Ozar

PASS DC In-Person: Performance Tuning When You Can’t Fix the Queries

Thursday April 9 at 6:30PM Eastern

Your users are frustrated because the app is too slow, but you can’t change the queries. Maybe it’s a third party app, or maybe you’re using generated code, or maybe you’re just not allowed to change it. Take heart – there’s still hope.

Brent Ozar does this every week, and he’ll share a one-hour cheat sheet to his proven methodologies to performance tune with indexes, SQL Server configuration switches, and hardware. You’ll learn how to capture your server’s bottlenecks with wait stats, and learn which wait stats can be fixed with indexing, hardware, and Enterprise Edition.

This session is for developers, DBAs, and consultants who have to make SQL Server go faster. You should be comfortable writing queries and creating tables, but not as confident about interpreting SQL Server’s DMVs and diagnostic data. Register now for this session in Chevy Chase, MD.

Kendra Little

Consolidating Indexes in SQL Server, Sponsored By Idera

Wednesday Apr 22 at 10:00AM Central, 11AM Eastern, 16:00 GMT

You know that you may have some duplicate indexes, but you’re not sure what to do about them. Join us in a Geek Sync with special guest Microsoft Certified Master Kendra Little to learn why duplicate indexes can be a big problem for your performance and maintenance. Kendra will show you three different index consolidation scenarios, and how you can measure the pros and cons of different consolidation options.

You’ll leave the webcast with a new knowledge of how and why you should periodically consolidate indexes in SQL Server. Register here.

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.