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Announcing My 2021 Black Friday Sale Bundles

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You’re a database professional who wants to up your game. You’ve been stuck at home this year, and next year isn’t looking much better. You can’t attend in-person training classes, but you desperately need the training. You’re facing bigger and bigger data problems. You’re dealing with more and more queries. The queries are getting more…
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Free Classes Start Next Week. Register Now.

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This month & next, I’m going to teach you the fundamentals of SQL Server database performance tuning, live, for free. The first class is my How to Think Like the Engine class. It’s already free online in both video and blog post formats, but this fall I’m updating and expanding it to a 3-hour version.…
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Upcoming Office Hours: Get Your Questions In Now

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From time to time, when my incredibly busy (cough)vacation(/cough) schedule permits, I do a live Office Hours stream where I take your questions and answer ’em live. I’m going to do a couple of them this week, but I’m going to do them disconnected. I’ll be recording them on the road – Erika and I…
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Announcing My 2021/2022 Training Class Schedule

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If you want to attend my live online classes, it’s really easy: just buy a Live Class Season Pass and you can drop in on any class that works for your schedule. I recommend attending ’em in this order: Fundamentals, required, in this order: Index Tuning, Query Tuning, Parameter Sniffing Fundamentals, optional: Columnstore, TempDB (can be…
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Announcing Fundamentals Week: May 10-14, $295

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You love learning from me. You’ve attended some of my free online streams, read my blog posts, and you use the First Responder Kit. You enjoy my laid-back, humorous approach to sharing what I’ve learned over the years. You love live classes. You’ve tried watching recordings or stepping through demos yourself, but…you just can’t block…
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Our Monday Links Email is 10 Years Old.

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I’ve been celebrating the 20th anniversary of BrentOzar.com, but it just so happens that this year marks another fun anniversary. Ten years ago, way back in 2011, I wrote: You’re overworked.  You don’t have the time to sit around reading blogs, keeping up on the latest industry news, and reading web comics. That’s where we…
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Wow: BrentOzar.com is 20 Years Old.

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My first avatar, by Jin Wicked In 2001, I was a developer, and I liked to write. I’d had web sites for a number of years, but in 2001, I decided to switch from wickedlife.com (archive) over to BrentOzar.com. I wanted a domain name that would more appropriately reflect my interests as they changed over…
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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

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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?

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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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