Happy Friday, everyone. It’s been a crazy few weeks between heading over to the UK to speak at SQLBits, quite a bit of customer work, and then being in Redmond this week for the MVP Summit. I had a great Training Day at Bits, and if you ever get the chance to go, Bits should be one of your SQL Server destinations. I learned quite a bit at MVP Summit this week. There’s a lot I wish I could talk about, but all in good time.

Speaking of training, I’ll be announcing 2018 classes and dates soon. There are some things I need to button up on this end of things before I do. That said, there is one class that I announced recently that some of you may not know about. For the first time in a few years, I’ll be teaching a one day class on Friday, April 6, near home in the Boston area at the Microsoft office in Burlington, MA. It’ll be nice not to have to hop on a plane but drive about 15 minutes up the road. It came about because the New England SQL Server group approached me, and I am happy to do it with them.

The class I’ll be teaching is “Planning SQL Server Availability Solutions in a Physical and Cloudy World”, and yes, there will be a lab. The price of the class is $250, but through the end of today, it is $50 off knocking the price down to $200. If you register after today but before the end of Friday, March 16, you’ll get $25 off which brings the price to $25. For information and how to register, click here.