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Free Webcast: Help! My SQL Server Maintenance is Taking Too Long!

“Time for a smoke break.” You manage growing SQL Server databases with shrinking nightly maintenance windows. You just don’t have enough time left each night to do the necessary backups, corruption checking, index maintenance, and data jobs that your users and apps want to run. Cloud storage isn’t helping the problem, either. Stop playing Tetris…
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Your Ten Favorite Blog Posts from 2020

The most popular posts this year were when I ran my Fundamentals classes for free throughout the year. I ran a different class per month, and posted signups and videos here on the blog. I’m setting those aside, though, because they’re not evergreen: they’ve since disappeared since I only ran ’em free for a limited…
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Want Your Own Private Conference?

Your team has been reading my blog, watching my free public streams, and using the First Responder Kit scripts for years. They’ve gone as far as they can go on their own, learning from Google, and now they’re ready for the next level. I can bring the conference to you – except way better than a…
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Free Upcoming Live Classes

So, we’re still under lockdown, huh? I see. Well, I guess I’ve got no choice but to keep y’all busy. Let’s get together for some free live classes: May 12 (Tues) Noon Eastern: The New Robots in SQL Server 2017 and 2019 – You’ve been hearing about all these robots that are coming to take…
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Portrait in T-SQL

My 11 Favorite 2019 Blog Posts

Yesterday, I showed the stuff you read the most, but enough data – now, let’s talk about feelings. These were the 11 posts I remember with the most fondness, in date order. I did indeed like some of the ones from yesterday’s list a lot, but I’m going to set those aside. Erik and Tara…
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Mastering Index Tuning

Join Me in London for My SQLBits Pre-Con Workshop: Mastering Index Tuning

I’m teaching an all-new hands-on workshop, Mastering Index Tuning. I’m taking my favorite, toughest modules of my 3-day online class and condensing them down into a 1-day workshop. You’ll learn quick, easy techniques to use the right nonclustered indexes, filtered indexes, indexed views, and columnstore indexes that will work on SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016,…
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How I Use the First Responder Kit

Announcing a New Live Online Class: How I Use the First Responder Kit

During the hands-on labs for my Mastering classes, when I’m answering an attendee question, this kind of thing happens a lot: Attendee: “How would I find the query causing that missing index recommendation?” Me: “Oh, good question – you can use the sp_BlitzCache @SlowlySearchPlansFor parameter. Here’s how it works.” (Does a quick demo) Attendees in…
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My Annual Cyber Monday Sale is On Now!

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The time is finally here, the moment you’ve been waiting for all year: your chance to save 73-82% on my training classes and online services: Level 1: Fundamentals$295Recorded Class Season PassSQL ConstantCare®The Consultant ToolkitNormal price: $1,385Save $1,090 (79%)Buy NowLevel 2: Live Classes, No VM$995Live Class Season Pass(does not include lab VM)Recorded Class Season PassSQL ConstantCare®The…
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