New course: Understanding and Using DBCC Commands

Erin’s new course is called SQL Server: Understanding and Using DBCC Commands and is just over 2.25 hours long. It covers all the documented DBCC commands and a few of the undocumented ones, plus Erin goes into details about how to use DMVs, when available, to provide more detailed information.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Commands
  • Informational Commands
  • Maintenance Commands
  • Validation Commands
  • Undocumented Commands

Check it out here.

We now have more than 135 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than 4,500 other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!

Developer Edition and Pluralsight subscription for free, courtesy of Microsoft

No, this isn’t an April fools joke. Microsoft announced today at the Build conference that they’ve made SQL Server 2014 (and 2016 when it ships) Developer Edition completely free to download for anyone who’s a member of the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials community. The idea is to make it easier for developers to work with SQL Server for their application.

Now that in itself is cool, as it saves $59.95 per Developer Edition license (today’s price on the Microsoft Store), but they’re also throwing in a six-month, completely unlimited subscription to Pluralsight (where we have 140 hours of SQL Server training). That’s worth 6 x $29 = $174 at today’s prices. When they run out of six-month subscriptions, they’ll be giving out three-month subscriptions.

With more than 4,500 courses online to learn from, how can you beat free?

Check out the Visual Studio page to sign up – first come, first served on the six-month subscriptions!

New course: Building Simple Asynchronous Applications

My first post of the year is about our first Pluralsight course of the year!

Jonathan’s new course is called SQL Server: Building Simple Asynchronous Applications and is just over 1.5 hours long. It’s the first in a series of courses that Jonathan’s doing this year about using Service Broker, based on the extensive work he’s done with some of our clients building asynchronous processes. I’m really excited about this course being published as I think Service Broker is hugely underutilized in the SQL Server world.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • “Hello World” with Service Broker
  • Basic Architecture and Components
  • Building a Full Application
  • Basic Troubleshooting

Check it out here.

We now have 135 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than four thousand other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!