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Signing off

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Dear Brent Ozar Unlimited readers: thanks for following me for three great years. I’m off on a new adventure, but I hope to see you at a user group, a SQL Saturday, or a conference in the future! I’m leaving with a lot of great memories – and here are a few of my favorites…
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We’re Hiring a Salesperson

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When we first started our company, we laid out our goals in a shared Google Doc. We wrote about what we wanted to do, how we wanted to treat our employees and customers, and the growth numbers we wanted to achieve. One of our original goals was to hire one consultant per year. In 2012, it…
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Meet the Artist Behind the TempDB Toilets

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Brent says: beware public toilets with only one data file. Occasionally people ask me if I’m responsible for the cool artwork on our site. I wish I had those kind of skills! The artist behind the artwork on our website is the one and only Eric Larsen. Eric’s been great to work with: he doesn’t laugh…
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Meet Doug Lane (Video)

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Our mysterious employee #2 – where did he come from? How did he get into SQL Server? What does he want to learn in his first year at work with us? The answers to those questions, and more, will reveal themselves in this webcast recording:
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The Evolution of the Company Logo

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed a subtle change to our site, swag, and PowerPoint templates over the last few months. Here’s the evolution as seen in our company coffee mugs: Brent Ozar Unlimited® Caffeine Delivery Devices Far left, the one with the heart, is the current one, but the transition is a funny story. Our…
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How I Became Employee #2

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Let’s get this out of the way: I’m every bit as surprised as you are that I’m going to work for Brent Ozar Unlimited®. Two months ago, I would not have believed it. I saw the blog post, just as you did. And I dismissed it. I believed because it wasn’t a BI job, I wasn’t the…
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The Road to Employee #3: The Interview

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What was the interview like for the fine folks who went through it? Talking Points We’re big believers that one of most important things for a consultant is their ability to interact with customers. The type of work we do relies on communicating clearly with our customers, and we wanted to make sure that our…
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How to Be Employee #3

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These four things are important if you want to join us in Cabo: 1. Demonstrate curiosity about the technology you use. Don’t focus on the specific technology you think we want – follow your dreams. If you use a technology on a daily basis to get your job done, be curious about how it works.…
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Introducing Employee #2, @TheDougLane

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This video was my first introduction to Doug Lane (Blog – Twitter): You can see the full video on SQLcruise.com, where Doug had entered a contest for a free cruise a couple of years ago. Of course he was picked as one of the winners, because I was in stitches as soon as I saw…
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The Brent Ozar Unlimited® 2013 Company Retreat

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Our day jobs involve quickly fixing some of the toughest technical (and political) challenges that have stymied companies for months.  We’re under very high pressure to produce amazing results quickly, and we pride ourselves on knocking it out of the park every time. And forget the client gigs – keeping any small business running is…
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Tadah! Welcome to the New BrentOzar.com

Company News, Consulting
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If you swing by BrentOzar.com today, you’ll notice that ZOMG EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT! About six months ago, we embarked on an ambitious project to redesign the entire BrentOzar.com.  We quickly picked PixelSpoke, a web design firm based in Portland, and they knocked it out of the park. PixelSpoke started by surveying our clients to find…
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Brent Ozar Unlimited® Adds Another MCM

Nope, we didn’t clone Brent. I am honored to say I’ve earned the Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server 2008 certification. Seriously honored. I feel awesome. What’s the SQL Sever MCM? “MCM” stands for “Microsoft Certified Master.” As Microsoft describes it, “the MCM program is the highest level of technical certification; it helps recognize and validate…
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