Your SQL Residency

Our events include webcasts that you can attend as well as conferences and seminars that take place in the real world. We’ll try to post videos and lessons from physical events on our blog!

If you missed one of our previous events, check out our video archive.

Brent Ozar

Office Hours with Brent Ozar Unlimited®

Wednesdays at 11:15AM Central, 12:15PM Eastern, 17:15 GMT

The doctors are in. Welcome to Brent Ozar Unlimited Office Hours, where you can ask questions about the SQL Server pains you’re facing. We’ll talk about our most recent blog posts, YouTube videos, new tips and tricks, and answer your questions. (Starting September, Office Hours will move to Wednesdays.)

The webcast will not be recorded – if you miss it, just swing by next week and ask your questions then. See you there! Register for Office Hours now.

Brent Ozar

Easy Architecture Design for HA and DR (Sponsored by IDERA)

Tuesday, Feb 16 at 11:00AM Central, Noon Eastern

Clustering, log shipping, mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, replication – database administrators have so many confusing choices. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will cut through all the confusion and give you a simple worksheet. You’ll learn how to get the right RPO and RTO numbers in writing from the business users, then turn those requirements into the right features for you. Register now.

Brent Ozar

TweetChat: Are AlwaysOn Availability Groups Right for You? (Sponsored by Dell)

Tuesday, Mar 15 at 11:00AM Central, Noon Eastern

SQL Server’s hottest new feature combined the best of clustering, mirroring, and replication to give you high availability plus scale-out reads. Does it make sense for your database server? Brent Ozar has deployed AlwaysOn AGs in high-profile setups like,, and Discovery Education. This session is for DBAs who are considering implementing AlwaysOn AGs, or who are wondering why their AlwaysOn setup is only OftenOn. We’ll talk through it together and take your questions over Twitter in this chat. Register now.

Brent Ozar

AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Backups and DBCCs (Sponsored by IDERA)

Tuesday, Mar 22 at 11:00AM Central, Noon Eastern

It sounds so simple: when you use an Availability Group, you can offload your backups and corruption checks to another server, right? Not so fast. If you’re a database administrator who’s responsible for backups, restores, and making sure your data is safe, you need to consider 5 dangerous scenarios.

In this session, you’ll sketch out your own proposed infrastructure to meet high availability and disaster recovery needs, and then test it. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will poke holes in your design, and then explain why backup and DBCC jobs are so much more complicated with AGs than they look at first glance. Register now.

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