Posts by Brent Ozar

How to Learn SQL Server in One Year

You’ve been using Microsoft SQL Server for a few years, and it’s becoming increasingly important to your job. You can write a query, but… You feel like something’s missing. You attended a few local user groups or meetups before the quarantines hit, but you were disappointed at how scattered the sessions were. The material was…
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Using Triggers to Replace Scalar UDFs on Computed Columns

Your database is riddled with computed columns whose definition includes a scalar user-defined function. Even up to & including SQL Server 2019, which boasts faster scalar function processing, any table that includes a scalar function cause all access to that table to go single-threaded. In that case, a trigger can actually be a great replacement.…
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Free Live Fundamentals Classes, Registration Open Now

Update Oct 29th – classes are over. Thanks for joining in! Well, this quarantine just isn’t letting up, so it’s time for another round of free training. I’m running 3 free live classes on October 26-28: October 26: Fundamentals of Index Tuning – 9AM-5 Eastern – iCal October 27: Fundamentals of Query Tuning – 9AM-5 Eastern– iCal October 28: How I Use the First Responder…
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Woohoo! We Hit 25,000 YouTube Subscribers.

As I finished this weekend’s live stream, I noticed that we crossed a big number. The Brent Ozar Unlimited YouTube channel now has over 25,000 subscribers. Well, that’s kinda awesome. I’ve had a great time doing all kinds of free live streams during the quarantines, and it’s been super fulfilling seeing so many folks show…
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What Is the SQL Server CEIP Service?

The CEIP Service is the Customer Experience Improvement Program that sends telemetry data back to Microsoft. When you install Microsoft SQL Server, the CEIP Service is installed too. You can’t disable it during installation: it shows up in your services list whether you want it or not. You know it’s high quality when they can’t…
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