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K. Brian Kelley

Next Webcast - Building a Successful Database Security Model

In this webinar we’ll look at how to start with a set of security requirements and develop a logical but complete model to protect the data for your application, including handling multiple tiers of access.

Author: K. Brian Kelley



SolarWinds

Guide to SQL Server Performance Management with Extended Events

Microsoft SQL Server Extended Events, a replacement for SQL Trace, provides a useful and very customizable framework for managing very technical, low-level event information about a SQL Server database and its instances. However...

Author: SolarWinds



Siddharth Mehta

How to manipulate data during import in SSAS Tabular vNext

SSAS Tabular vNext introduces a modern data import experience and in this tip we will explore these data manipulation options in detail.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Cate Murray

Effectively Pursuing Remote SQL Server Jobs

In this article we discuss key things you should know if you want to land a SQL Server job where you can work remotely.

Author: Cate Murray



MSSQLTips

SQL Server Development Tips

Learn the latest SQL Server Developer tips, tricks, videos and more for SQL Server 2016, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 and more. Get your SQL Server problems solved fast.

Author: MSSQLTips



Greg Robidoux

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

Sometimes things that seem complicated are much easier then you think and this is the power of using T-SQL to take care of repetitive tasks. One of these tasks may be the need to backup all databases on your server. This is not a big deal if you have a

Author: Greg Robidoux



Greg Robidoux

Understanding the SQL Server NOLOCK hint

I see the use of the NOLOCK hint in existing code for my stored procedures and I am not exactly sure if this is helpful or not. It seems like this has been a practice that was put in place and now is throughout all of the code wherever there are SELECT s

Author: Greg Robidoux



Dattatrey Sindol

Overview of Power BI Dashboards and Visualizations in the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Learn more about Power BI dashboards and visualizations in this tip.

Author: Dattatrey Sindol



Dattatrey Sindol

Overview of Power BI Dashboards and Visualizations in the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Learn more about Power BI dashboards and visualizations in this tip.

Author: Dattatrey Sindol



Dallas Snider

Connecting a Java Program to SQL Server

I need to write a Java program to connect to a SQL Server database using Windows authentication and retrieve rows from a SELECT statement. Read this tip to learn how.

Author: Dallas Snider



Rajendra Gupta

DBCC CLONEDATABSE Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 recently launched SQL Server 2016 SP1 and in this tip we will explore the enhancements to DBCC CLONEDATABASE.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Simon Liew

What is SQL Server AlwaysOn?

SQL Server AlwaysOn is a popular term mentioned in various sources, but what does SQL Server AlwaysOn really mean? This tip will explain the term SQL Server AlwaysOn and its two main technologies.

Author: Simon Liew



Svetlana Golovko

Different Ways to Find SQL Server Object Dependencies

There are a lot of resources available about system objects that will display object dependencies. There are also great examples of how you can use it. In this tip we will share a couple of useful scripts that you can use for your application development

Author: Svetlana Golovko



John Miner

Getting Started with SQL Server on Linux

In this tip we look at SQL Server vNext for Linux and how to get started.

Author: John Miner



Daniel Calbimonte

Exam material for the Microsoft 70-764, Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

I am going to take the Microsoft exam 70-764, Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure. I would like to know what materials I can use to study and help pass this exam.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Edgewood Solutions

Let's Celebrate the MSSQLTips.com 10 Year Anniversary

On June 5, 2006 MSSQLTips.com started with just one tip in an effort to offer solutions to real world SQL Server problems. Ten years later, we never expected MSSQLTips.com to grow into a global community of millions of SQL Server Professionals.

Author: Edgewood Solutions



Jeffrey Yao

Easily Import CSV Files with R in SQL Server 2016

To load csv files with just T-SQL is often a headache depending on the contents and the format of the csv files. In this tip we cover an easier way to do this using R.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Scott Murray

Power BI Animated Scatter and Bubble Charts

Power BI has many neat visualizations, and one of the neatest is seeing animations in action. In this tip we cover how to add animation to your Power BI charts.

Author: Scott Murray



Manvendra Singh

SQL Server install error Wait on the Database Engine Recovery Handle Failed

I was installing a SQL Server 2014 standalone instance and I got this error: "The following error has occurred: Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes.". Read this tip to learn how I resolv

Author: Manvendra Singh



Manvendra Singh

Install SQL Server Tools to Establish a Database Connection from an Ubuntu Server

I explained how to install SQL Server vNext on Ubuntu in my last tip and in this tip we will look at how to install SQL Server tools on the Ubuntu server.

Author: Manvendra Singh



Koen Verbeeck

How to use Attribute Filters in Master Data Services 2016

In this tip we cover a new SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services feature called attribute filters.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Tim Ford

Using Windows Groups for SQL Server Logins as a Best Practice

We are taking a break from the tips format this month to provide you with some Best Practice articles for the many aspects of Microsoft SQL Server development, administration, and support. This article will focus on the use of Windows Groups for security

Author: Tim Ford



Nat Sundar

Search for Multiple File Extensions with the SSIS Foreach File Enumerator

In this tip I cover a workaround to search for multiple file extensions when using the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Foreach File Enumerator.

Author: Nat Sundar



Tim Smith

Techniques to handle timing issues and inconsistent data for SQL Server data loads

We have several APIs where we extract data and the sources are not always consistent in timing and data. In this tip we cover ways to deal with these situations.

Author: Tim Smith



Aaron Nelson

Add, Remove, and Get SQL Logins, New SQL PowerShell 2016 cmdlets

SSMS 2016 has brought us three new cmdlets for working with SQL Server Logins Add-SqlLogin, Remove-SqlLogin and Get-SqlLogin. Read this tip to learn more.

Author: Aaron Nelson



SIOS Technology

10 Ways to Save Money and Provide Comprehensive High Availability for SQL Server

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 in this

Author: SIOS Technology



SolarWinds

Whitepaper - SQL Server Query Tuning - A 12-Step Program

This paper demystifies query tuning by providing a rigorous 12-step process that database professionals at any level can use to systematically assess and adjust query performance, starting from the basics and moving to advanced query tuning techniques.

Author: SolarWinds







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