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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



Manvendra Singh

How to read the SQL Server Database Transaction Log

Have you ever wondered how SQL Server logs track transactions and what information SQL Server captures in the transaction log file? In this tip we will take a look at a SQL Server function that you can use to read the transaction log to see what entries

Author: Manvendra Singh



Greg Robidoux

How to tell what SQL Server version you are running

One issue that I am often faced with is determining what service pack is installed on the SQL Server. Until recently the version of SQL Server that was installed was just a number, but now with the later service releases for SQL Server 2000 you can also

Author: Greg Robidoux



Nitin Rana

Granting View Definition Permission to a User or Role in SQL Server

In SQL Server 2005 by default users of a database that are only in the public role cannot see the definitions of an object while using sp_help, sp_helptext or the object_definition function. Sometimes this is helpful to allow developers or other non-adm

Author: Nitin Rana



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



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



Ashish Kumar Mehta

Install SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports

SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports are Custom Reports which Microsoft has developed to quickly give an overview of the overall performance of SQL Server 2012 instance. Keep in mind that in order to use the Performance Dashboard Reports you don’

Author: Ashish Kumar Mehta



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



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



Siddharth Mehta

How to import data for SSAS Tabular vNext

In this tip we cover how to import data for SSAS Tabular solutions using the new get data wizard.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



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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