Second batch of SQL MCM Readiness Videos now Released

We just added another 23 videos on Technet – making it a total of 56 videos available as of today. The new videos cover storage core concepts & guidelines, DAS vs SAN architecture, storage testing and monitoring, index internals, the clustered index debate, statistics, locking, restore internals, Waits and Queues, a clustering introduction, SQLOS concepts, database mirroring, multi-server management, PBM and Resource Governor.

A few things to be aware of:

· The main landing page shows a rotating random video, followed by 10 of the most recently posted videos.

· The “more” link leads to the full list of available videos (56 videos as of today). By the way - this link is an XML page – which is by design for Technet.

· Each individual video page has the option of streaming the page in the browser or downloading video or audio files in varying formats (typically about 10+ download links per video). Right now this means there are 560+ individual links that get updated by the Technet team. Although I do random checks upon publication, I definitely don’t test every link. There have been instances of broken links or other bugs – so if you find them, please ping me directly and I’ll investigate and submit a fix request to the Technet team. Depending on when an issue is found it can take a couple of days to fix, but it will get fixed.

I hope you find these videos to be valuable (whether or not you use them for SQL MCM readiness).

Comments (5)

  1. Hi Joseph,

    At this link…/gg429800.aspx when I try and save the WMV file, I still get the demo file not the lecture.


  2. Joseph Sack says:

    Hi Ozzy,

    The Technet team just finished up fixing the Database Snapshot lecture links to point to the lecture instead of the demo.…/gg429800.aspx



  3. Database Snapshot link point to Demo not Lecture.

    Others great stuff.

  4. Joseph Sack says:

    Hi Ozzy,

    Thanks.  Can you validate that this is still the case – we fixed that a few days ago and I just checked today (12/18) at 8:11AM – and they pointed to the right links.


  5. Joe Sack says:

    Thanks Ozzy – I see those issues now.  I have submitted a bug fix request for this – so I'll update this link upon the fix.

    Best Regards,


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