SQL Server and other database technologies


Atlanta SQL Organizations

Atlanta SQL Server Users Group

Atlanta MDF Google Group

Atlanta Business Intelligence Users Group

Blogs – Atlanta User Group Members

Codegumbo – Stuart Ainsworth

Datachix – Julie Smith and Audrey Hammonds

Lance England

Riepedia – Rie Irish

Rob Volk

SQL Variant – Aaron Nelson

Prologika – Teo Lachev

Blogs – SQL Server and Databases

Brent Ozar

Greg Low: The Bit Bucket

Karen Lopez

Kevin Kline

Pinal Dave

SQL Shack

SQL Skills Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal

Thomas Larock SQL Rockstar

Vertabelo: Vertabelo is a company with a great online data modeling tool. They also have a great blog on database design and related topics.

PASS maintains a SQL Server Blog Directory along with Twitter handles.


Microsoft E-Books Free offerings from Microsoft. There are also selections for Sharepoint, Azure, Visual Studio and other products.

Redgate Registration required. Most books in PDF format are free.

Safari A pay service from O’Reilly where you can read an unlimited number of books each month. They have a free trial as well.

Syncfusion Registration required. Only a few SQL Server offerings, but there are other database-oriented offerings. Good introductions to the topics covered.

Microsoft Sites

Database Lifecycle Management

SQL Data Developer


Brent Ozar Monday Recap – Also available on Twitter @BrentOzarULTD

Database Weekly A great resource, a weekly e-mail with lots of links to interesting database articles from the previous week.

DB Weekly Weekly roundup of SQL and NoSQL articles.

SQL Skills Insider


Dear SQL DBA Kendra Little

Group By Audio of sessions from past Group By conference presentations

People Talking Tech Denny Cherry’s podcasts. It hasn’t been updated since 2013, but the previous episodes are still available

SQL Beat from Simple Talk – Last episode was in 2014.

SQL Down Under Sporadically released, but always good

SQL Server Radio

SQL Data Partners Started in August 2015

Voice Of The DBA Short clips, video and audio versions

Here are others that periodically feature SQL Server and database related topics

.Net Rocks

Run As Radio

Professional Organizations

PASS Originally the Professional Association for SQL Server, PASS has widened to include all of the MS Data platform.

SQL Saturday PASS sponsored day-long seminars

Q and A Sites

DBA – Stack Exchange The Database Administrator specialty site of Stack Exchange

Stack Overflow


Brad McGehee – Brad’s Sure DBA Checklist

SQL Server Books Online

SQL Server Build Numbers

SSMS Keyboard Shortcuts

SQL Server Sites

Simple Talk


SQL Server Central Registration required.

This site also has a great Stairway Series that has a series of posts on a particular subject, like SSIS, XML, Database Design, etc.

SQL Server Performance


Group By Sessions from past Group By conference presentations

Midnight DBA

PASS Sessions Login required, but PASS is free to join.

Pluralsight is a pay site, but there is a free 10 day trial available. There are plenty of excellent SQL Server videos, as well as hundreds of other development videos available.

Pragmatic Works (Login Required)

SQL Server Video Archive

SQL Skills

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