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Help for SQL Server

Sometimes issues pop up with your system. You need a way to find help, quickly. Here’s a few links that might be useful – feel free to post a reply to this post with other sources you might know, from web sources to your favorite consultant.

Note – this list is not exhaustive, and I’m happy to add or edit it if you post a reply. I know a lot of SQL Server professionals, and I don’t want to leave out anyone or commit them to something!

Web Help – Use these links to do a little research on your own

Main Troubleshooting Page:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb895929.aspx

The main Microsoft page for learning resources is here:

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/learning.aspx

There are lots and lots of great community sites. Here are just a few:

http://www.sqlcommunity.com/
http://www.mvps.org/links.html#SqlServer
http://www.sqlpass.org/
http://www.mssqltips.com/

http://sqlservercentral.com

http://www.sswug.org

serverfault.com (mind your manners in here and you’ll get some help!)

http://serverfault.com/

Post a feature request or a bug here:

https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx/?siteid=68&wa=wsignin1.0 

Phone Help – Use these Links to get someone to talk with

The main launching page for Microsoft Support is here – they can do most anything over the phone:

http://www.microsoft.com/microsoftservices/en/us/support.aspx

On-site Help – Use these links to get someone at your facility

Microsoft consulting services can either help you with a deep problem or help you

http://www.microsoft.com/microsoftservices/en/us/consulting.aspx

Many of the “Most Valuable Professionals” (MVP) for SQL Server either work at support and consulting firms or know people who do. They are a great resource:

http://www.mvps.org/links.html#SqlServer

Microsoft Partners (Use SQL Server as a search term and use the filter tool for services and your location):

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/find-partner.aspx

I use the web search of “SQL Server” and “Consulting” to locate other folks. You can add the name of your town (like “Seattle”) to narrow the range:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=SQL+Server+consulting&form=OSDSRC

Published Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:29 AM by BuckWoody

Comments

 

AaronBertrand said:

StackOverflow should also be mentioned in the same breath as ServerFault...

February 9, 2010 3:34 PM
 

Stephen Wynkoop said:

We have a few resources at http://www.sswug.org too. :)

February 9, 2010 11:06 PM
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