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Brian Kelley

Next Webcast - Making the Most of Indexes in Microsoft SQL Server

In this webcast we will look at the importance of indexing for SQL Server data and how to ensure the indexes you have created are getting you the best performance out of SQL Server.

Author: Brian Kelley

Greg Robidoux

Crosstab queries using PIVOT in SQL Server

In this tip we look at how to construct a SQL Server PIVOT query with an example and explanation.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Daniel Farina

DDL Trigger Notification for SQL Server Linked Server Changes

In this tip I will show how you to create a notification when there is a configuration change to SQL Server Linked Servers.

Author: Daniel Farina

Eric Blinn

SQL Server Trigger Columns Updated Function

In this we talk a closer look at SQL Server Columns_Updated when using it in a trigger to better understand the behavior and how it can be used.

Author: Eric Blinn

Mohammed Moinudheen

The all new Microsoft Learn for Azure, SQL Server and more

In this article we cover the new Microsoft Learn website and some of the features to help you learn about different platforms like Azure, SQL Server and more.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Ayman Elnory

SQL Server Distributed Availability Groups with On-Premises and Azure Instances

In this tip we look at how to setup a SQL Server Distributed Availability Group using on-premises and Azure servers.

Author: Ayman Elnory

Dinesh Asanka

SQL Server Integration Services SSIS CDC Tasks for Incremental Data Loading

In this tip we look at how to use the CDC tasks in an SSIS package for incremental data loading.

Author: Dinesh Asanka

Edwin Sarmiento

Docker Container Names, Internals and Configuring Storage for SQL Server - Part 4

This tip covers container naming conventions, the internals of container images, configuring persistent storage for SQL Server containers and running multiple SQL Server containers on a single host machine.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Daniel Calbimonte

Study material for exam AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

In this tip we cover lots of resources you can use to help prepare for exam AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Rahul Mehta

Power BI Tooltips for Context Specific Intelligent Reporting

In this tip we look at how to configure and use Reporting Tooltips with Power BI.

Author: Rahul Mehta

Koen Verbeeck

Azure Data Factory Pipeline Email Notification Part 1

Learn how to send notifications and alerts from Azure Data Factory using the Web Activity and an Azure Logic App.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Bhavesh Patel

Zip and Unzip files using 7-Zip in SQL Server Integration Services SSIS

In this tip we look at how to zip and unzip files from a SQL Server Integration Services package.

Author: Bhavesh Patel

Greg Robidoux

Standardize SQL Server data with text lookup and replace function

In this tip we look at a SQL Server script that we can use to lookup and replace words in a table.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Tim Smith

Execute SQL Server Stored Procedures from PowerShell

In this tip we will look at getting started using PowerShell with stored procedures.

Author: Tim Smith

Ron L'Esteve

Create Azure Data Lake Linked Service Using Azure Data Factory

In this article we walk through a step-by-step example on how to create an Azure Data Lake Linked Service in Azure Data Factory v2.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Alejandro Cobar

SQL Server Database Mirroring Missing Logins Report

In this tip we look at a PowerShell script that can help identify mismatches for logins for SQL Server Database Mirroring principal and mirror instances.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

K. Brian Kelley

The Statement Backup Log is Not Allowed for a SQL Server Transaction Log Backup

In this tip we look at why SQL Server transaction log backups fail if the database is not in the correct recovery mode.

Author: K. Brian Kelley

Sadequl Hussain

Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

In this article learn about the differences between a data warehouse and a data lake.

Author: Sadequl Hussain

Maria Zakourdaev

Read, Enrich and Transform Data with AWS Glue Service

In the first part of this tip series we looked at how to map and view JSON files with the Glue Data Catalog. In this second part, we will look at how to read, enrich and transform the data using an AWS Glue job.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev

Ray Barley

SQL Server Reporting Services Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions

I noticed the Lookup function in SQL Server Reporting Services. In this tip we look at all three SSRS lookup functions: Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup.

Author: Ray Barley

Daniel Calbimonte

SSIS Expressions for Email Addresses, Random Numbers, File Names, Round, OR and XOR Logic and More Examples using SQL Server Integration Services

In this tip we look at different ways to build SSIS expressions to handle things like email addresses, random values, vile names, rounding, OR and XOR logic and more.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Svetlana Golovko

Join Multiple SharePoint Lists to build SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS Report

Learn how to join multiple SharePoint lists to use in an SSRS report.

Author: Svetlana Golovko

Ben Richardson

Introduction to SQL Server Machine Learning Services with Python

In this tip we look at how to create a machine learning model using SQL Server and Python.

Author: Ben Richardson

Rahul Mehta

Create Power BI Connection to Azure SQL Database

Learn how to use Power BI to retrieve data from an Azure SQL Database.

Author: Rahul Mehta

John Grover

Reduce AWS Costs for SQL Server Storage, Compute and Database as a Service

In this tip we look at some things to consider to help you reduce your costs of running your database platform on AWS.

Author: John Grover

Gauri Mahajan

Power BI Scorecard Examples

Learn how to use VitaraCharts MicroCharts in your Power BI reports to create compact visualizations.

Author: Gauri Mahajan

Fikrat Azizov

Transfer Data to the Cloud Using Azure Data Factory

In this tip we look at how to configure Azure Data Factory to move data from an on-premises SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Database.

Author: Fikrat Azizov

Rick Dobson

Get Started with SQL Server xp_cmdshell

In this tip we look at an overview of SQL Server xp_cmdshell to help a SQL Server professional to know when, why, and how to invoke the xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure in SQL Server solutions.

Author: Rick Dobson

Ron L'Esteve

Example Using C# Code with U-SQL Scripts

Learn how to write more complex U-SQL scripts by integrating more intricate C# code in U-SQL scripts by using inline C# in U-SQL jobs.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Edwin Sarmiento

Docker Commands with Examples for SQL Server DBAs - Part 3

This tip will introduce you to working with the docker command to perform the most common tasks when working with containers.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Haroon Ashraf

Azure Data Catalog Register Data Source - Part 2

In this tip we look at how to register a data asset with Azure Data Catalog.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

John Miner

Azure DevOps for Agile Projects

Learn how to plan, track and execute tasks using Azure DevOps which is the next generation of Visual Studio Team Services in the cloud.

Author: John Miner

Aaron Bertrand

Accelerated Database Recovery in SQL Server 2019

Learn about the new SQL Server 2019 feature Accelerated Database Recovery and the difference in time this new feature makes when recovering a SQL Server database.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Tim Smith

Create File with Content Using PowerShell

In this tip we look at some PowerShell commands you can use to create file contents whether directly entered or queried from a SQL Server database.

Author: Tim Smith

Siddharth Mehta

Transform Data in Power BI with R and Python

In this tip we look at how to transform data for a Power BI report using either R scripting or Python scripting.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

David Bird

How to setup SQL Server alerts and email operator notifications

In this tip we look at how to create a SQL Server alert to be emailed to the database team.

Author: David Bird

Koen Verbeeck

Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime Start-up and Shutdown with Webhooks - Part 2

In this second part of this tip series we will look into further automation of this solution by calling the runbook from an Azure Data Factory pipeline through webhooks.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Daniel Farina

SQL Server Referential Integrity Across Databases Using Triggers

In this tip we cover how you can implement SQL Server cross database referential integrity using triggers.

Author: Daniel Farina

Matteo Lorini

Import and Export Data between SQL Server and Cognos TM1 Cube

Learn how to import and export data between SQL Server and a Cognos TM1 data cube.

Author: Matteo Lorini

Alejandro Cobar

SQL Server Disk Space Monitoring for all Instances with PowerShell Script

Check out this tip that has a SQL Server stored procedure to find any low disk space issues for all of your SQL Server databases on all instances.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Eric Blinn

How do SQL Server Triggers Work for Insert, Update, Delete and Truncate

In this tip we look at how SQL Server triggers are processed for different data modifications like insert, update, delete and truncate.

Author: Eric Blinn

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