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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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I’m on the new SQLPlayer Podcast

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Me, Damian Widera, and Kamil Nowinski in Wroclaw On my Poland trip, I sat down with Kamil Nowinski and Damian Widera to talk about how I got started with presenting, why I don’t use PowerShell (but you should), how sp_Blitz ended up on Github, my work/life balance, the Microsoft Certified Master exam, and a lot…
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Announcing Expert SSIS Training with Andy Leonard

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SQL Server Integration Services has changed a lot over the last decade, but one thing has remained the same: Andy Leonard has been the go-to name in the business. I’m excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Andy for online delivery of his master-level course, Expert SSIS Training. Here’s the abstract: Data integration is the…
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Announcing PasteThePlan.com: An Easier Way to Share Execution Plans

Since the dawn of man, people have struggled with sharing execution plans with each other for performance tuning. Now, it’s easy. First, get yourself a plan: Get the estimated execution plan by hitting control-L or clicking Query, Display Estimated Plan. Right-click on the graphical plan, and click View XML. Copy all of that. Or even…
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Meet Our Next Consultant: Tara Kizer

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Would you buy a used database from this cartoon? Tara Kizer is starting a new job today, and I’m proud to say that it’s with Brent Ozar Unlimited. You might know Tara from: @TaraKizer on Twitter Her wildly prolific participation in the SQLTeam forums and her blog there as well Her performance tuning chapter in the Tribal…
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Angie Walker Joins Brent Ozar Unlimited

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The newest cartoon face at Brent Ozar Unlimited: Angie Walker Brent says: remember a couple months back when we announced that we were hiring a SQL Server Triage Specialist? We’re really proud to welcome Angie Walker to our funky little medical team. When you bring us in for a SQL Critical Care®, Angie might be the first person…
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