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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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Brent Ozar Techorama 2018

Registration Open for My Upcoming Pre-Cons: Belgium, Dallas, Iceland, Israel, Miami, Orlando!

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I’m hitting the road this spring. Here’s where to find me in person: SQLSaturday Iceland – Your First SQL Server Performance Tuning Class – March 16 – You’re stuck with a database server that’s not going fast enough. You have a hunch that the biggest bottleneck is inside the database server somewhere, but where? In this one-day…
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Erik and Tara Are Heading Out

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The rock stars. About two years ago, I realized I didn’t have the skills to grow the consulting part of the company to become a 10-employee firm, so I laid off Angie, Doug, and Jessica. This year, I made the tough decision to close the consulting side of the business entirely. I’ll be focusing on…
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The 2018 Blog Posts You Commented On the Most

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Of the blog posts we published in 2018, here are the ones that got you talking the most. These comment counts are as of December 17th (writing this post a little ahead of time.) 10. SQL Server Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks, Brent Ozar – 26 comments. 9. Index Tuning Week: How Many Indexes…
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PowerShell for DBAs

You read reviews before you buy training, right?

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Confession time: I love buying stuff. It’s not so much the buying as it is the comparing. I go to The Wirecutter, I read every review on Amazon, and I make little Excel spreadsheets to show differences between products. So what about when you buy database training? Do you read the reviews? If you’ve been…
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Database DevOps Featuring Microsoft SSDT

New Classes: Dashboard in a Day, Database DevOps, tSQLt, SQL Server Internals, and Avoiding NOLOCK

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We’ve got a few new goodies, and they’re 50% off for a limited time! Dashboard in a Day – A hands-on workshop using Power BI to rapidly produce great looking interactive reports and dashboards. Your instructor, Microsoft MVP Steph Locke, has a decade of BI and data science experience. Learn more and register. Database DevOps Featuring…
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