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Wanna Attend All My Classes for a Year?

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Live Class Season Pass When I introduced my Live Class Season Pass, buyers got access to my entire new Mastering series for 2018. I wasn’t sure how buyers would react to the new class lineup – these classes are tough. They’re 3 days of alternating between deep lectures and challenging labs. You get hands-on access to…
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Failover Clustered Instances

Training Week: Announcing Edwin’s New Class on Failover Clustered Instances

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This week, we’ve got a bunch of announcements about new training classes. Next up, Edwin Sarmiento: his 3-day Always On Availability Group class has been getting great reviews: “This class is fantastic. There is no filler, and no needless repetition, so be prepared to pay attention the entire duration. Edwin clearly is very passionate about…
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Kalen Delaney SQL Server Internals Training

Training Week: Announcing a New Instructor: Kalen Delaney!

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Kalen Delaney has been a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1993. She is the author of several highly regarded books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals, SQL Server Concurrency, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, and SQL Server Internals of In-Memory OLTP. Somewhere around a decade ago, she sold a training video CD that was the first SQL Server…
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Office Hours Guest Instructor Month

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Andy Leonard In our weekly Office Hours, we hang out and answer questions from you, dear reader. In April, we’re trying something new: guest hosts. If you’ve got a topical question or something you want to ask a specific person, now’s your chance: April 4th – let’s talk about performance tuning with @PinalDave April 11th…
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Database DevOps Training Class

Announcing 2 New Online Classes: Database DevOps and Practical Real-World Performance Tuning

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We’re proud to announce that in addition to our existing summer lineup: Always On Availability Groups: The Senior DBA’s Field Guide with Edwin Sarmiento, 3 days $2,995 Data Science Fundamentals with R with Steph Locke, 2 days, $1,995 PowerShell for DBAs with Drew Furgiuele, 2 days, $1,995 We’ve now got two new online training classes…
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New Speed Controls for Training Videos

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All of our training classes include Instant Replay, the ability to watch a recorded version of your training class as soon as you buy. This lets you start learning right away, prepping for the live class, and then you get to see an updated version after the live class finishes, too. Our students keep telling…
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GDPR: Why We Stopped Selling Stuff to Europe

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Update 2021-03: We now sell our training classes worldwide here. The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules that give consumers rights about how their data is stored, used, and deleted. This step-by-step GDPR guide for managers is a great place to start understanding it, or for something a little…
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SQL Bits: We’re Teaching Another Pre-Con!

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Our Wednesday pre-con, Expert Performance Tuning for SQL Server 2016 & 2017, sold out pretty quickly after it was announced. So good news: SQL Bits added a repeat on Thursday! There’s only 100 seats available, so if you want one, you have to move fast. If you’re already registered for SQL Bits, go to the registration…
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Let’s mix things up with a new way to learn.

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Because learning SQL Server is painful, we’ve been experimenting with new topics, new guest instructors, new ways of talking to other students during class, and much more. In addition to our new live class lineup covering PowerShell, Linux, Always On Availability Groups, SSIS, and analytics, I’ve also got something wildly new. I’ve got a new…
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Learning SQL Server is painful.

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Blogs are free, but they’re bite-sized. They’re great when you’ve only got a few minutes, and you wanna learn a single small thing. But they’re not organized in any kind of flow at all – you’re jumping around all over the place, learning random small things. You’re not really mastering a topic start to finish. “Wait…
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Announcing More Online SQL Server Classes

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Our recent class lineup did pretty well, so now we’ve got a new round: Always On Availability Groups: The Senior DBA’s Field Guide with Edwin Sarmiento – December 20-22, $2,995 – Learn clustering, design, topologies, readable secondaries, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Expert SSIS Training with Andy Leonard – December 4-5, $1,995 – For SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)…
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The 2017 Company Retreat in Photos: Alaska

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For our annual company retreat, we flew to Seattle, boarded the Ruby Princess, and visited Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria. No stories or explanations – just photos. Enjoy! Ruby Princess in Alaska After kayaking in Chilkoot Lake Lots of glaciers Watching glaciers calve Mountain goats (the caramel-colored things) Passing a sailboat in the fog Bear…
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