Welcome to the MidnightDBA Website!

Welcome to MidnightDBA.com! Here is the place we put our free technology tutorials. We cover various aspects of SQL Server and PowerShell, and whatever else strikes our fancy. You’ll also find recordings of our classes – we speak at user groups and conferences internationally – and of our live weekly IT webshow, DBAs@Midnight. As long as you’re here, check out our blogs, and our other sites: we review books and products on ITBookworm.com, and we offer our career workshop for sale at DBARoadmap.com

Our Latest Videos

Just Mad

Filmed: 3/14/2014

Length: 01:03:59 minutes

Happy Pi day! We talked about geekdom for all, ORMs and their LEVEL of crappiness, code that makes Jen angry, and much more.

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A Million Monkeys

Filmed: 3/7/2014

Length: 01:02:42 minutes

On DBAs@Midnight tonight we talked out when you would separate databases into instances or VMs. Cindy Gross gets arrested for a good cause in Idaho. @Kleegeek gets our new No-Suck Seal of Approval (TM). We learn TRULY fascinating things about Duolingo, and pit big shops against small.

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Simplicity Defined

Filmed: 2/21/2014

Length: 00:58:49 minutes

The little brouhahas about PASS sessions have already begun. We talk about a delicious dish: tongue! And more on Itzik's APPLY course, Powershell tips, defining simplicity, and more.

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Guy Love

Filmed: 2/14/2014

Length: 01:03:47 minutes

We sing a special love song! And discover that Sean is the perfect Vday hubby...who knew? Sean reviews a slasher movie, we discuss troubleshooting code and a columnstore solution. The Powershell shipping requirements, the Strata conference, and many, many other things.

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Denny in the Dark

Filmed: 2/7/2014

Length: 01:10:41 minutes

Tonight we got a huge compliment on our DBARoadmap, we showed off Sean's new 4-monitor setup, we had an SP debate, gave a Powershell tip, and finished up with a big talk about feeling the fraud.

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Displayja Vu

Filmed: 2/7/2014

Length: 01:10:41 minutes

Tonight we got a huge compliment on our DBARoadmap, we showed off Sean's new 4-monitor setup, we had an SP debate, gave a Powershell tip, and finished up with a big talk about feeling the fraud.

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Kill the Internet

Filmed: 1/31/2014

Length: 01:02:53 minutes

Tonight we talked Bitcoin and money laundering, what 'industry leading' really doesn't mean, Net Neutrality's repeal, Engineer Barbie, and more!

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MS Manners

Filmed: 1/24/2014

Length: 01:05:05 minutes

This week, Sean's new Windows phone won't let him swear. Other than that, it's working out well! Also: recruiter email fail, yak shaving, a Dropbox rant, building schools in Haiti, a weird LIKE problem, and our thoughts on XML.

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Saving Private Denny

Filmed: 12/13/2013

Length: 01:00:46 minutes

This week we had a bit of news and fluffery, and then Denny Cherry chatted with us on Skype about his new book, "The Basics of Digital Privacy". And strange to say, we actually had plenty of tech stuff to talk about from work...go figure!

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