Posts by Brent Ozar

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What’s New in SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate 0: Undocumented Stuff

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Microsoft has an official list of what’s new in 2022 overall, but here I’m specifically focusing on system objects that might be interesting to script developers like you and I, dear reader. New stored procedure sp_get_table_card_est_and_avg_col_len – I assume the “card” refers to statistics and cardinality, not Hallmark. SQL Server has historically struggled with memory…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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Post your Microsoft data platform questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me answer. I sat down by the pool in Cabo with a cup of coffee to go through ’em: Here’s what we covered in this episode: 00:00 Introductions 00:43 MergeItLikeItsHot: Hi Brent, do you have any good resources to…
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Your Turn: I’m Not Answering These 13 Office Hours Questions

Normally, after I do a round of Office Hours of going through the questions that got posted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, I answer the highly upvoted ones and then clear the queue. If y’all didn’t upvote questions, then I don’t answer ’em. However, today I’m trying something different: I’ll post the non-upvoted questions here for y’all to…
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[Video] Office Hours at the End of the World

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I hopped down to Cabo San Lucas and sat at the End of the World to answer the questions you posted & upvoted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Intros 00:44 Kirk Saunders: Hey Brent! When did you determine your knowledge/skillset/etc.. was sufficient to teach your various classes? I think I’m doing well at…
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[Video] Office Hours: Speed Round Edition

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Not all of the questions you post at https://pollgab.com/room/brento require long answers. Here’s a quick speed round: Here’s what we discussed: 00:00 Introductions 00:24 EngineHorror: Hey Brent! What’s your opinion on page- and row-level compression in general? Is it true it increases locking besides burning extra CPU? 01:08 Pony: Is Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool…
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[Video] Office Hours: Long Answers Edition

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This time on Office Hours, I let a few questions piled up at https://pollgab.com/room/brento that required in-depth answers to really do ’em justice. In particular, there was a statistics question that needed demos. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:35 Grogu: Did DBA Brent ever have to support a version of SQL Server that Microsoft…
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Office Hours: Dodging Work Edition

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. Today, I’m dodging work, so I went through your questions while I waited for the coffee shop to open: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 03:28 Ivan: What are the top signs that a table has a poor clustered index?…
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