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David Terry

Next Webcast - How to Simplify Routine SQL Server Administration Tasks

Join this webcast to see how SQL Admin Toolset simplifies routine administrative, monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tasks.

Author: David Terry


Affordable SQL Server High Availability

Do you know how to provide high availability protection for SQL Server without upgrading to Enterprise Edition? Learn how to get robust data protection features for a fraction of the cost of SQL Enterprise Edition with AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Author: SIOS


Whitepaper - Simplify Your Database Migrations and Upgrades

You can say "migrations and upgrades" to a database administrator (DBA) or systems administrator, but what they usually hear is "risk and downtime". This e-book shows you how to simplify the migration and upgrade process so you can avoid the risks.

Author: Quest

Siddharth Mehta

SQL Server 2017 and Python Tutorial

This tutorial is intended to help experienced T-SQL Developers, DBAs, Data Analysts and Data Science enthusiasts to start using Python language with T-SQL. This enables data science and analytics tasks closest to the actual data.

Author: Siddharth Mehta


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Dale Kelly

Migrating SQL Reporting Services to a new server by moving the Reporting Services databases

I recently had a task to move SQL Reporting Services to a new server. While researching I found two methods to accomplish this task. One used a scripting tool which I wrote an article about and the other method is the one recommended by Microsoft. This me

Author: Dale Kelly

Bru Medishetty

Send email in a tabular format using SQL Server database mail

Some of our SQL Servers contain tables with summarized data (summarized on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis). Previously this data was emailed as a flat file attachment to the recipients. I was asked to convert this in such a way that the email itself

Author: Bru Medishetty

Haroon Ashraf

Free Database Unit-Testing for SQL Server Data Tools

Check out this free database unit testing tool when using SQL Server Data Tools.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Siddharth Mehta

Graph Analysis using Force Directed Graphs in Power BI Desktop

In this tip we will learn how to use a force directed graph in Power BI Desktop.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Haroon Ashraf

Free Database Unit-Testing Framework for SQL Server

Learn how to implement an advanced and cost-effective database unit-testing framework with tSQLt in SQL Server Management Studio.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

John Miner

Bulk Insert Data into a Azure SQL Database with PowerShell

Learn the step by step process to bulk insert data into a Azure SQL database with PowerShell to support Big Data projects.

Author: John Miner

Haroon Ashraf

Free Database Unit-Testing for SQL Server Data Tools

Check out this free database unit testing tool when using SQL Server Data Tools.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Atul Gaikwad

Automate refresh of a SQL Server database that is part of an Availability Group

Check out this tip that shows the steps to automate refreshing a database that is part of an AlwaysOn Availability Group.

Author: Atul Gaikwad

Rick Dobson

Import end of day prices for all NASDAQ stocks into SQL Server

In this tip we look at how to import every NASDAQ stock price and volume into SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson

Eli Leiba

SQL Server Stored Procedure to get every Nth row of a Query Result Set

Check out this simple SQL Server Stored Procedure to get every Nth row of a query's result set that does not use any Loops, complex OFFSET-FETCH statements or cursors.

Author: Eli Leiba

Daniel Calbimonte

Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Overview

Get all of your questions answered for the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP).

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Viacheslav Maliutin

Lessons to Solve SQL Server Deadlocks with Foreign Keys - Part 2

Learn how to solve SQL Server Deadlocks with multiple foreign keys columns when a table scan is occurring.

Author: Viacheslav Maliutin

Koen Verbeeck

Reduce the Size of an Analysis Services Tabular Model – Part 2

In this tip we’ll show different techniques on how to shrink the size of particular columns for an Analysis Services Tabular Model.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Edgewood Solutions

Notes from the field: Visual Studio Live Orlando FL Contest Winner

Michael Knell was our VS Live Orlando winner. Check out what he has to say about the event.

Author: Edgewood Solutions

Daniel Farina

Monitoring SQL Server Blocked Sessions with SQLCMD

In this tip we look at useful scripts that can be used with sqlcmd to help troubleshoot blocking issues.

Author: Daniel Farina

Nat Sundar

Deploy Multiple SQL Server Integration Services SSIS Projects Using C#

Check out this tip to learn how to deploy multiple SSIS projects using C# code.

Author: Nat Sundar

Edwin Sarmiento

Installing SQL Server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster without Shared Storage - Part 2

In this tip we look at configuring network adapters and storage spaces direct when setting up a SQL Server 2016 failover cluster.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Sergey Gigoyan

Debugging T-SQL Code in SQL Server Management Studio

In this tip we look at how to use the debug feature in SSMS.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Tim Smith

T-SQL: Capture Related Data and Return By Aggregates

In this tip we cover a T-SQL process to collect right and wrong answers to questions to help use these data points for better decision making.

Author: Tim Smith

Svetlana Golovko

Safely Dropping Unused SQL Server Indexes

In this tip we cover various things you should check before dropping unused SQL Server indexes.

Author: Svetlana Golovko


Deploying SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Groups Without Active Directory Part 1 Building the Platform

When Availability Groups were introduced in SQL Server 2012, they were only available in Enterprise Edition. This made it challenging to move from Database Mirroring to Availability Groups, especially if you’re running Standard Edition.

Author: Starwind

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