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Weekend Plans in Tulsa & OKC - Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017 (Podcast)

Remember: You can find this podcast on any podcast app of your choice. Simply type "Weekend Plans Tulsa OKC" into the search, click on this podcast, and subscribe!  

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Weekend Events in Tulsa & OKC - Labor Day Edition 2017


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SQL Server Performance Tuning & Optimization (Webinar Recording) - Jim Hudson

We'd like to thank everyone for joining us in person at our Tulsa Training Facility as well as online for this wonderful webinar -- SQL Server Performance Optimization & Tuning with our own Jim Hudson. Please tell us more about yourself and enjoy this full webinar: 


In case you missed a particular detail, we've supplied a full transcript of the webinar below. Don't forget to follow Jim on Twitter for the occasional tech tip as well as OakTree Staffing & Training on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to learn more about Microsoft Certified training or staffing solutions for your company. 

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Houston-based Charities Helping Harvey Victims

This has been a trying to time for the victims of Hurriance Harvery — especially those in the Houston area. In addition to some great national charities, such as the American Red Cross, here are amazing Houston-based charities that are in need of your help. Click the following headers below to give to a great cause. 

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What is the Difference Between SQL and MySQL?


If you're new to the world of database management, it can be difficult to wrap your head around all of the different forms of lingo being thrown around. Two different languages you may have heard mentioned are SQL and MySQL. Beyond just what these two languages are, you may be wondering how they function or what is best for your needs. Let's jump right into it.

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Reasons To Move To SharePoint 2016

While it seems like you had just upgraded to SharePoint 2013, some have been hesitant about making the move to SharePoint 2016. While it is important to weigh the benefits against the inconveniences that come with upgrading a program that already does a fantastic job, some of our favorite added features of SharePoint 2016 will help you make up your mind.


Using MinRoles, SharePoint Administrators can now assign specific roles to each server when a farm is joined with another farm or when a new farm is created.

Zero Downtime Patching
Say goodbye to upset users complaining of a server downtime with Zero Downtime patching. The new feature removes server downtime for patching any SharePoint 2016 farm.

List View Threshold
While not a completely new concept, some aspects of List View Threshold have changed for SharePoint 2016. Where before, the List View Threshold was limited to 5000 items per view, this new update allows for greater than 5000. The thresholds are set to a default of 20,000, but when folders are renamed, the threshold default is upped to 100,000.

Durable Links
Few things are as frustrating as a broken link when you’re trying to access information or attempting to have a solid SEO strategy in place. A splendid bonus to SharePoint 2016, Durable Links uses unique resource IDs assigned to each document without damaging any links. Say goodbye to constant search index tweaking to keep your SEO processes functioning smoothly or having to keep generating new links to try and clean up broken ones.

SharePoint For Mobile UI

Where past editions of SharePoint have left mobile users wanting, SharePoint 2016 cleans up this dilemma with a new mobile UI and touch-responsiveness for phones and tablets alike. Accessing data in SharePoint has also never been so easy for users of all levels…or locations, for that matter!

Easy to Use User Interface
Microsoft has made using SharePoint much more intuitive on a daily basis with an enhanced user interface. The App Launcher helps users easily navigate through the entire system. The New “Share” options make it easy to send off data via email or a shareable link to include in other correspondence.

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3 Reasons Why Asking For IT Training Doesn't Make You Weak

Let’s a paint a picture of what you’ve possibly experienced in the world of IT: Once upon a time, you were hired by your particular company or organization because you were the most qualified IT specialist for the job. You had the necessary experience, certifications, and your references spoke very highly of you. Because your skills were impeccable, you even researched the proper way to sit for a job interview and how to deliver a solid handshake. You started in the job feeling immediately comfortable because you knew precisely what you were doing. Man, those were the days. If you fast-forward to now, things may have changed a bit.

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5 Benefits of Earning a Microsoft Certification

Whether you’re looking to expand your skills with Microsoft products and services or you’re looking for an edge on the job board, the benefits of obtaining a Microsoft Certification can surpass simply having something to add to your resume. 

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3 Basic SEO Truths For Non-Marketers

Unless you've been living under a rock (no offense, rock-dwellers), you probably understand the world of online marketing has been all-a-buzz with having their website ranking well on Google, Bing, and other search engines. While research does suggest that a high ranking on search engines does usually result in increased customer conversion, there are a few important things to understand about search engines before engaging in Search Engine Optimization.

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A Look At Microsoft Power BI - Jim Hudson


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