Consulting Lines: “Let’s put that in the parking lot.”

There’s a fine art to running a productive meeting, keeping the discussion focused and scoping things tight to meet your scheduled finish time. Today’s consulting lines post is about keeping people happy while still finishing meetings on time. Let’s join a troubleshooting session where I’ve been brought in to help a client whose AlwaysOn Availability Groups are failing…
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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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You Need This One Skill to Succeed in IT

The ability to program in five languages, including one machine-level? Not it. Project management skills, up to and including a PMP certification? Not that either. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as noted on every job description ever? That doesn’t hurt, but can be learned. All of the best IT professionals I have worked with…
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Tadah! Welcome to the New BrentOzar.com

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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