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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
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Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.
You're a DBA who's struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You're facing a sea of confusing numbers, and you don't know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics.
You're hearing a lot about the new features in SQL Server, but you're not hearing a lot about the drawbacks. Ever wonder why? Join Brent Ozar, the guy behind DBAreactions.com, for a sarcastic, funny look at SQL Server 2014's "features" and bugs.

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Contest: Write the Scariest DBA Sentence (10 words or less) 28 May 2015
Warm up your keyboard, it’s time for a contest. The challenge: Write the creepiest sentence you can come up with. You get 10 words max. An example to get you started: Oh, I’m sure someone set up the backups. The … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts on ...

Announcing Live Query Execution Plans 27 May 2015
Behold! This is new in the preview of SQL Server Management Studio 2016, available for download now, and available for playing-around at the TechNet Virtual Labs. It even works when you’re connected to SQL Server 2014 – but not 2012, because … Continue reading → Register now ...

How to Troubleshoot SQL Server Connection Timeouts 27 May 2015
If your application can sometimes connect to SQL Server – and sometimes not – it can be really tough to troubleshoot. If SQL Server doesn’t even hear the call, it can’t log any errors. Here’s the questions I ask to … Continue reading → Register now for ...

Do Foreign Keys Matter for Insert Speed 26 May 2015
Do foreign keys hurt the performance of inserts? Okay, we all know that foreign keys do require some work, but the crazy people of the internet have wildly varying guesses as to just how much work is involved. Estimates varied … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts on ...

Not Everything Should be Automated 21 May 2015
Some people hate repetition. They want to avoid manual tasks at all costs. I used to be part of the cult of automation. I thought that everything should be made efficient. Why should I do something twice, if I can figure … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts on cluster ...