Posts by Brent Ozar

[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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You posted questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvoted the ones you’d like to see me cover, and I did the needful: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 01:19 chandwich: Hi Brent. I’ve been unsuccessful in my attempt to convince my employer I need formal SQL training. I help manage hundreds of customers’ SQL Servers and Applications, but…
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[Video] Office Hours: Palm Springs, California Edition

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On a road trip from San Diego to Vegas, I stopped in Palm Springs and answered your highly-upvoted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:45 i_use_lowercase_for_select: Hi Brent, just wanted to give you my support on your May 24th blog. 01:19 SQL Crooner: Who would win a SQL trivia contest between Brent…
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[Video] Office Hours: Vail Fireside Chat

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You posted and upvoted questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, and I sat down by the fire on a chilly evening in Vail, Colorado to answer ’em. I was driving cross-country, heading back from a road trip to see my mom. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:46 Ms. Cosmos: What are the top traits for the perfect…
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[Video] Office Hours in Moab, Utah

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On a cross-country trip, I stopped in Moab, Utah and answered your top-voted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 01:20 YourbiggestFan: Do you have any plans to write an Azure first version of the first responder kit (sp_blitzfirst and sp_bitzcache)which can get the metrics from query store and thus overcome the issue…
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SQL Server 2022 Tells You Why A Query Can’t Go Parallel.

Until 2022, when a query couldn’t go parallel, all we got was a really cryptic note in the execution plan properties saying NonParallelPlanReason = CouldNotGenerateValidParallelPlan. But starting with SQL Server 2022, even when I’m running under older compatibility levels: ALTER DATABASE CURRENT SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL = 140; /* 2017 */ GO DECLARE @TableVariable TABLE(Total BIGINT); INSERT…
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Office Hours - ask me anything.

[Video] Office Hours: Professional Development Edition

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I spent an entire video just talking about 3 questions y’all posted to https://pollgab.com/room/brento because these were pretty big-picture and important. I know it sounds goofy and sentimental, but I genuinely care about y’all’s careers, and I want you to work as little as practical in order to spend as much time with your loved…
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[Video] Office Hours: Cabo Balcony Edition

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the questions you’d like to see me discuss. The light balance on this video is all over the place, getting brighter and darker constantly, so you might wanna leave this one playing in the background and just listen to it rather than watch. Here’s what we covered: 00:00…
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