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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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Want us to run training classes at your office? 06 Jul 2015
You’re working with SQL Server, and you really want to learn how to make it faster and more reliable, but your boss just won’t let you go off to our upcoming training classes. Good news – we’ll bring the training … Continue reading →

An Update to SQL Server Management Studio is Available 03 Jul 2015
That’s the message you get in your tray if you open SSMS 2016 today: Then click Tools, Check for Updates, and you get: What’s awesome is that I didn’t even install SQL Server Management Studio from the new standalone installer – … Continue reading →

Replication Won’t Refresh Your Dev and Pre-Production Environments 02 Jul 2015
At first glance, SQL Server’s transactional replication seems like it’s useful for moving data around in all sorts of situations: it works in Standard Edition, it’s not synchronous, and you can have multiple subscribers. Why People Want Replication to Test … Continue reading ...

The Fastest Way to Reconfigure a Bunch of Servers 01 Jul 2015
… is to use a SQL Server where a robot does it for you! I stole that from Kendra – someone else already wrote the sentence for me and why not keep re-using things, right? Configuring SQL Servers the Usual … Continue reading →

Indexing for GROUP BY 30 Jun 2015
it’s not glamorous And on your list of things that aren’t going fast enough, it’s probably pretty low. But you can get some pretty dramatic gains from indexes that cover columns you’re performing aggregations on. We’ll take a quick walk … Continue reading →