September 16, 2008 at 10:22 am (SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, TSQL) (, , )

All the videos I recorded on execution plans for JumpStartTV are now available. Please, go and check them out. Then hang around JumpStartTV and check out all the videos that Brian Knight did on SSIS. Also, if you’re interested, I think Andy and the team would like other people to submit videos as well. So if you’re watching my stumbling attempts and are convinced you can do better, do it and submit it.

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Video Lessons

September 15, 2008 at 8:24 am (SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, TSQL) (, , , , )

A while back, I wrote a book, Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. Because of it, I had some conversations with Steve Jones & Andy Warren. For a SQL Server geek, heady company. Anyway, they asked me what my plans are for the book. Plans? I wrote it. I thought that was the plan. But they meant lessons, licensing and all that kind of stuff. I didn’t have a clue, but they did. A few weeks ago I flew down to Florida and recorded a bunch of short video lesson plans derived from the book and from discussions with Andy Warren. It was a blast.

They’ve now been published over at JumpstartTV. I hope you find them useful. I had a blast doing them and learned a lot from Andy and his crew(including Brian Knight) while I did it.

Here’s a picture of me in their high-tech batcave/recording studio… OK. Kidding. It was a supply closet, but they’re running a seriously high-end operation down there, they’re just a bit pressed for space.

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