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Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

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11 AM - 12 PM CST
Online How to Design Index Maintenance in SQL Server

Index maintenance is confusing. Should you use maintenance plans or customized SQL Agent jobs? Join Kendra to learn the difference between index ‘rebuild’ and ‘reorganize’ commands, and how to avoid the pitfalls of maintenance plans in SQL Server.

About Kendra: Kendra Little teaches people to performance tune their SQL Servers and make them highly available. She is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, a Microsoft MVP, and one of the few artists in the world to draw both dinosaurs and databases.

03:00 PM EST
Online Monitoring and Managing SQL Server Scheduled Tasks

SQL Server often requires the need to run tasks during low peak times as well as the automation of tasks such as for data loading, maintenance tasks, and more. The use of SQL Server Agent is key to setting up automation, but what are the best practices and techniques for setting up and managing your scheduled tasks?

In this webcast, we will at how to take advantage of SQL Agent features such as:

  • Scripting jobs to deploy jobs to your servers
  • Categorizing SQL Agent jobs
  • Using Database Mail, notifications and alerts
  • Querying system tables to generate your own reports
  • System stored procedures to work with SQL Server Agent
  • Master / Target servers
  • and more

Join us for this webcast to learn how make SQL Server Agent work for you.

Speaker(s): Ben DeBow is an experienced consultant who works with customers of all sizes on their mission critical applications and SQL Server deployments. His versatility allows him to assist with everything from virtualization and consolidation to schema design, performance tuning, disk architectures, and everything in between. He has tuned and deployed some of the largest and most complex SQL Server solutions in the world. An active member of the SQL Server community, Ben is also the CEO of Fortified Data and can be reached at http://www.fortifieddb.com