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Aaron Bertrand

Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Evangelist at SentryOne with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a moderator for Q & A sites answers.SQLPerformance.com and dba.stackexchange.com. Aaron's blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.
A few quick fixes for Plan Explorer

A few quick fixes for Plan Explorer

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) describes four minor updates to SentryOne Plan Explorer in the latest build, 11.0.116.

Slides and Samples from SQLintersection

Slides and Samples from SQLintersection

Aaron Bertrand shares his slide decks and other materials from his presentations at SQLintersection in Orlando.

T-SQL Tuesday #90 : Shipping Database Changes

T-SQL Tuesday #90 : Shipping Database Changes

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) recounts the way he implemented database changes in a distributed SQL Server system a decade ago.

SQLPerformance.com – same great content, new skin!

SQLPerformance.com – same great content, new skin!

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) provides some details about the new look for SQLPerformance.com and some of the drivers behind the change.

T-SQL Tuesday #89 : Roll with the Changes

T-SQL Tuesday #89 : Roll with the Changes

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains why he isn't scared of the cloud, and why most of you shouldn't be, either.

Materials From SQLBits 2017

Materials From SQLBits 2017

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) shares his slide decks and samples from his Friday sessions at SQLBits in Telford, UK.

SQLBits 2017 : We Have Disco

SQLBits 2017 : We Have Disco

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) reminds everyone about the amazing lineup, learning, and fun to be had at SQLBits 2017 in Telford, UK.

Books Online Consolidation

Books Online Consolidation

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains the ups and downs of a cohesive, consolidated, version-agnostic Books Online for SQL Server.

T-SQL Tuesday #87 : Shiny New Toys

T-SQL Tuesday #87 : Shiny New Toys

For T-SQL Tuesday #87, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) talks about two shiny new toys used for disassembling and reassembling strings: STRING_SPLIT() and STRING_AGG().

Bad Habits Revival

Bad Habits Revival

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) breathes some new life into his long-running SQL Server series on bad habits and best practices. The latest installment discusses the various impacts of choosing GUIDs over numeric types for keys.

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T-SQL Tuesday #86 : My Favorite Connect Items

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : My Favorite Connect Items

For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) highlights a few of his favorite bugs and feature requests on Microsoft's improvement site, Connect.

2016 : Community Influencer of the Year

2016 : Community Influencer of the Year

Aaron Bertrand looks back on the past year, and hands out his first Community Influencer of the Year award.

#BackToBasics / T-SQL Tuesday : Are your backups worthless?

#BackToBasics / T-SQL Tuesday : Are your backups worthless?

For both T-SQL Tuesday and his #BackToBasics challenge, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) provides some fundamental information about SQL Server backups, and why your restores can be just as important.

VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

Aaron Bertrand describes his steps for setting up a development stack, with VS Code on Mac, managing SQL Server on Ubuntu, inside a Docker container.