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.

Brent Ozar

Jeremiah PeschkaJes Schultz BorlandBrent OzarKendra LittleDoug Lane

Oct 28

What to Expect at the PASS Summit and SQL Intersection

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
If you’re going to a SQL conference for the first time, join us to learn how things work. We’ll share what happens when you walk in the door for the first time, where to go after hours, what to bring, and what NOT to bring. Register now.

Brent Ozar

Oct 28

Why Is My SQL Server Slow?

MSSQLTips Webcast Sponsored by Dell at 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern
You’re a DBA who’s struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You’re facing a sea of
confusing numbers, and you don’t know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent
Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics – the dramatically easier way to find
your SQL Server’s bottleneck. He’ll show you how to collect the right data with free scripts, then
interpret confusing results like CXPACKET and PAGELATCH_EX. Register now.

Kendra Little

Nov 11

How to Configure Quorum for Clustered SQL Servers

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
“Quorum” is incredibly important to keep your SQL Server online when you use Windows Failover Clustering or AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Learn what quorum is, how to see the current quorum configuration, how to change it, and guidelines for how to configure quorum in three common real-world scenarios. Register now.

Jes Schultz Borland

Nov 18

Corrupt Your Database – On Purpose!

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
Corruption: it can strike at any time. You know this, so you have your page verification option set to CHECKSUM and you run DBCC CHECKDB regularly. When the dreaded day finally arrives, what do you do? If you haven’t faced corruption yet, or you want to brush up your repair skills, Jes will show you how to corrupt your database with a sample database and a hex editor – and how to fix it! Register now.

Brent Ozar

Nov 19

The Best SQL Server Freebies

Sponsored by Idera Software, 1:30PM-2:30PM Eastern
You’re trying to manage SQL Server databases, and every time you Google for something, you get overwhelmed with all kinds of free tools, white papers, blogs, and newsletters. There’s so many that suck, and you’re tired of wasting time on bad ones. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar has been using SQL Server for over a decade, and he’s built a killer list of the very best freebies. He’ll show you where to get the good stuff and how to use it. Register now.

Jeremiah Peschka

Nov 25

Oracle HA/DR Basics

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
Oracle and SQL Server offer a robust set of HA/DR functionality, but the naming is wildly different. In this session, Jeremiah Peschka will cover the tools, technology, and terminology needed to help you navigate the world of Oracle HA and DR. Register now.

Brent Ozar

Dec 2

Brent’s Wearing His Bad Idea Jeans

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
Over the years, Brent has come up with some rather “interesting” answers to SQL Server problems. In this session, he’ll explain his solutions, and it’ll be up to you to decide whether they’re awesome or awful. Register now.

Doug Lane

Dec 9

Why You Simply Must Have a Date Table

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
If you don’t have an auxiliary table of dates on your server, you’re probably writing more T-SQL than you need to. Join Doug to learn the many reasons why you need a date table, and how much simpler your code will look once you have one. Register now.

Kendra Little

Dec 11

The Secrets of TempDB

Sponsored by Idera Software, 1:30PM-2:30PM Eastern
You’re a database administrator who’s heard you’re supposed to have multiple TempDB files, but you’re not sure why. Microsoft Certified Master Kendra Little will demystify TempDB and explain what happens there, why a single file is bad, why multiple files are good even when they’re on the same storage, and why one file per core might be the worst thing you could do to TempDB. You’ll leave with specific, easy-to-implement advice on TempDB, plus scripts to help you tell if TempDB is a problem now. Register now.

Kendra Little

Dec 16

Rebuild or Reorganize? How to Set Up Index Maintenance in SQL Server

Triage Tuesday 30 minute Webcast starting at 11:30 AM Central
Index maintenance is confusing. Should you use maintenance plans or customized SQL Agent jobs? Join Kendra to learn the difference between index ‘rebuild’ and ‘reorganize’ commands, and how to avoid the pitfalls of maintenance plans in SQL Server. Register now.

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