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®

Wednesdays 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.

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.

Kendra Little

SQL Server Migration Checklist (Sponsored by Veeam)

Thursday, Oct 15 at 10:00AM Central, 11:00AM Eastern

It’s time to upgrade your SQL Server! But do you know exactly what you need to do? Join this free webinar with Microsoft Certified Master Kendra Little to get her checklist to make your migration go smoothly. You’ll learn what you need to script and document from your current instance, which settings you should change after your migration, required tests for new installations, and better alternatives to in-place upgrades. Whether your SQL Server 2005 instance is hitting end of life or you’re planning an upgrade to the latest and greatest, this migration checklist will save you time and frustration. Register now.

Kendra Little

SQL Server Index Therapy (1 day pre-conference event)

Tuesday, October 27, Seattle, WA – SQL PASS Summit 2015

You want to design indexes to improve SQL Server’s performance, but you’re concerned that you might create too many, not enough, or just plain “wrong” indexes. In this session, you’ll learn how to design effective clustered and nonclustered indexes to speed up your queries. You will tackle index design challenges to learn how to choose the right key and included columns and how to consolidate duplicate indexes. You’ll get practical tips to recognize when to use filtered indexes and indexed views and how to avoid the gotchas and pitfalls that make indexes slow down your queries. If you have two years of experience writing queries for SQL Server, this session will put you in control of your next index-design project.

This one-day session is $495, and full conference registration isn’t required. Reserve your spot here.

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.

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