Upcoming Virtual Training Class: SQL Server Always On Availability Groups: The Senior DBA’s Field Guide

In partnership with Brent Ozar (Twitter | blog). The idea behind this partnership started last year when Brent was kind enough to spend one Saturday morning with me over breakfast at the Bar Siena Restaurant in Chicago. I have been thinking about launching my online course – Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server […]

3 Ways To Master A New SQL Server Feature

Last week, announcements were made about when SQL Server 2016 will be released for general availability or what is commonly referred to as GA. With new releases come new features. And with the increased frequency of version releases, it’s hard to catch up with all the learning. This is one of the reasons why we still […]

Resources: Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for SQL Server DBAs

Last week at Live360, I have had the opportunity to deliver my workshop on Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for SQL Server DBAs. The workshop was based on an online course that I am about to re-release. One of the things I like about delivering presentations is that I learn a lot from the attendees […]

Why Your Job Really Matters Today

And Why You Need To Constantly Sharpen The Saw

When you are surrounded by some of the smartest and brightest people in the SQL Server community, it’s like drinking from a fire hose. But the overwhelming feeling that you get from learning a lot in a very short span of time suddenly sinks in when you realize this very important message: your job as […]

The Irony of Learning – And On Learning More

The side effect of learning something new is that you feel like you were smarter today than you were yesterday. OK, wait, let me take that back. The irony of learning something new is that you feel like there’s a lot more that you don’t know. It’s easy to think that we already know what we […]