New Pluralsight course: SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs

Glenn’s latest Pluralsight course has been published: SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs. It’s just under 2 hours long, and from the course description:

It is very common for SQL Server instances to be configured incorrectly in one or more ways, and this often has a detrimental effect on workload performance and stability. In this course, SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs, you will see more than 30 DMV queries you can use to easily examine SQL Server instance and database configuration information. First, you will learn how to detect and correct many common configuration issues with your hardware, storage, operating system, SQL Server instance, and your database properties. Then, you will be given the best practices for properly checking an instance of SQL Server for configuration issues, both at the instance-level and at a database level. Finally, you will see the configuration settings that you can use to have a more reliable and better performing SQL Server environment. By the end of this course, you will be able to find and correct the most common SQL Server configuration issues. This course is perfect for anyone who is responsible for a SQL Server 2017 instance, with most topics also applicable to SQL Server 2016 and earlier versions.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • Diagnosing Hardware and Storage Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing Operating System Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing SQL Server Instance-level Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing SQL Server Database-level Configuration Issues

Check it out here.

We now have more than 180 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our 61 courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than 6,000 other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!

Calling all user group leaders! We want to present for you again in 2018!

So far this year, we at SQLskills have presented remotely (and a few in-person) to 59 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world, and we have 17 more scheduled!

Now we’re into the second half of 2018, we’d like to schedule some more presentations through the rest of the year.

We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2018, anywhere in the world. It’s not feasible for us to travel to user groups or SQL Saturdays unless we’re already in that particular city, but remote presentations are easy to do and are becoming more and more popular. We haven’t had any bandwidth problems doing remote presentations to groups as far away as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, plus Norway, Canada, UK, Poland, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, and Ireland. This way we can spread the community love around user groups everywhere that we wouldn’t usually get to in person.

Note: we have our own Webex accounts which we generally use, or we can use your GoToMeeting or Webex, but you must use computer audio – we won’t call in by phone as the sound quality is too poor. We also will not use Skype/Lync as we’ve had too many problems with it around user group laptops and sound.

So, calling all user group leaders! If you’d like one of us (me, Kimberly, Jon, Erin, Glenn, Tim) to present remotely for you in 2018 (or maybe even multiple times), send me an email and be sure to include:

  • Details of which user group you represent (and if sending from a shared user group account, your name)
  • The usual day of the month, meeting time, and timezone of the user group
  • Which months you have available, starting in August 2018 (a list of available dates would be ideal)
  • Whether you’d like just one or multiple

And I’ll let you know who’s available with what topics so you can pick. We have around 20 topics across the team that we can present on.

What’s the catch? There is no catch. We’re just continuing our community involvement next year and we all love presenting :-)

There’s no deadline for this – send me an email at any time and we’ll see what we can do.

We’re really looking forward to engaging with you all!

Cheers