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Bite-Sized Office Hours: Q&A on TikTok

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Wanna learn about SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform, but you don’t wanna sit through long videos? Enjoy short videos on TikTok? I’ve got just the thing: I’m taking the best Q&A from Office Hours and putting ’em out as individual videos. That way, as you’re swiping through practical jokes, friendship goals, candid idiocy, music…
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The SQL Server Posts You Read the Most in 2022

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Here’s what I wrote in 2022 that gathered the most views: #10: Who’s Hiring in the Database Community? February 2022 Edition – I saw the success of Hacker News’ “Who’s Hiring” monthly posts, and I blatantly stole the idea for the Microsoft data platform community. It works out well, very popular, very popular. #9: PSPO:…
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Get 25% Off Training – This Week Only!

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I did huge price cuts this month across the board. My individual Mastering class recordings used to be $995. Now it’s just $395 for Mastering Index Tuning, Mastering Query Tuning, Mastering Parameter Sniffing, or Mastering Server Tuning. The Recorded Class Season Pass: Mastering used to be $2,395 for all of my Masters classes. Now it’s…
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Live Office Hours Next Week

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Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon at 2PM Pacific, 5PM Eastern, I’ll be streaming Office Hours live in my Twitch channel. I’ll post the recordings on my YouTube channel. Post your questions and upvote the ones you’d like to see here. Here are calendar reminders for Tuesday and for Wednesday. I’ve been doing these disconnected – recording…
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Free Live Class This Week: Fundamentals of TempDB

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You’ve been working with Microsoft SQL Server for a couple of years, and you know a little bit about TempDB. You’ve heard that temp tables and table variables have different performance characteristics than regular user database tables, and you’ve heard that you’re supposed to have multiple data files. You’re wondering what exactly goes on behind…
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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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