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Dave Bermingham

Next Webcast - SQL Server High Availability & Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud

Planning to move your SQL Server instances to any of the major public cloud platforms requires considerations for both high availability and disaster recovery. Attend this webinar to learn the differences and similarities between AWS, Azure and Google.

Author: Dave Bermingham



Sergey Gigoyan

Find and Remove Duplicate Rows from a SQL Server Table

Learn how to find and remove duplicate rows from a SQL Server table with and without a unique index.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan



Gareth Newman

SQL Server Replication Overview

In this tip we will look at the different types of SQL Server replication, including the pros and cons and some scenarios where replication might be suitable.

Author: Gareth Newman



Maria Zakourdaev

SQL Server Insert Parent and Child Records with One Statement

In this tip we look at an approach to load data into a parent and child table at the same time using just one SQL Server statement.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev



Jeremy Kadlec

Improve Data Quality for SQL Server Reporting

Poor data quality for any reason is very expensive in terms of man hours and decision making to all organizations. There are a number of ways to address the issue with both SQL Server Reporting Services and Power BI. Learn about Melissa's solution...

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Fikrat Azizov

Azure Data Factory Pipeline Variables

In this tip we look at how to create variables that can be used in an Azure Data Factory pipeline.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



Haroon Ashraf

Automating Sample Database DACPAC and Setup Script Availability for Database Development Testing

In this tip we look at how to automate creating a DACPAC and setup script for a SQL Server database when using SQL Server Data Tools.

Author: Haroon Ashraf



Rick Dobson

Create, Alter, Drop and Execute SQL Server Stored Procedures

In this tip we look at some examples of how to get started with creating, modifying and deleting SQL Server stored procedures.

Author: Rick Dobson



Eduardo Pivaral

Publish Power BI Report to Power BI Service

In this tip we will learn how to publish and refresh Power BI reports using the Power BI Service.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral



Aaron Bertrand

How to Alter User Defined Table Type in SQL Server

In this tip we look at the steps do modify a user defined table type in SQL Server because a simple ALTER or DROP doesn't work.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Joydip Kanjilal

Create Entity Data Model using a Database First Approach

This article presents a discussion on how we can create an Entity Data Model using the Database First approach in Entity Framework Core.

Author: Joydip Kanjilal



Greg Robidoux

SQL Server Comparison Tools

There is often the need to compare both data and database structures from two databases either on the same server or on different servers. Most text editors have a built-in process to allow you to do a diff and identify any differences between the two fi

Author: Greg Robidoux



Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server Development Best Practices Webcast - Q&A - Part 1

In this tip we cover some answers to questions that were asked during the SQL Server Development Best Practices webcast on MSSQLTips.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Scott Murray

Power BI Performance Analyzer

In this tip we look at the Power BI performance analyzer to get insight into the performance of Power BI reports.

Author: Scott Murray



Eli Leiba

SQL Server Instance Configuration Summary Report

In this tip we look at a script you can use to get various information about your SQL Server instance settings.

Author: Eli Leiba



Jeffrey Yao

SQL Server FORMAT Function for Dates, Numbers and SQL Server Agent Dates

In this tip we look at some other useful ways you can use the SQL Server FORMAT function in your daily work.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Basit Farooq

How to migrate a SQL Server database to a lower version

In this tip we take a look at one approach to downgrade a SQL Server database to a lower version of SQL Server since a simple backup and restore will not work.

Author: Basit Farooq



Siddharth Mehta

Bulk Insert Data into SQL Server

In this tip we look at the SQL Server Bulk Insert statement and how to get started using it to import data into SQL Server.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Koen Verbeeck

SSIS Catalog Maintenance in the Azure Cloud

The SSISDB database can grow large when using Azure Data Factory and in this tip we look at how to setup maintenance to prevent this from occurring.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Jim Evans

SQL Server Database Activity Based on Transaction Log Backup Size

In this tip we look at some scripts you can use to monitor your database activity and usage based on the size of the SQL Server transaction log backups.

Author: Jim Evans



Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server 2019 Execution Plan Enhancements

In this tip we cover some SQL Server execution plan enhancements in SQL Server 2019.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Pablo Echeverria

Data Analysis of SQL Server Tables using T-SQL for Machine Learning Exploration

In this tip we look at a script that you can use to get better insight on your database tables to help you make some decisions about the data and also the structure of the table.

Author: Pablo Echeverria



Maria Zakourdaev

Data Exploration with Python and SQL Server using Jupyter Notebooks

In this tip we look at exploring data using Python, SQL and Jupyter Notebooks.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev



Haroon Ashraf

Manage Multiple Database Backup Formats in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) - Part 2

In this article we look at how to keep multiple backup formats in synch when database changes are made using SSDT with a SQL Database Project.

Author: Haroon Ashraf



Dinesh Asanka

Monitoring SQL Server Analysis Services with Extended Events

In this tip we look at how you can use Extended Events to monitor SQL Server Analysis Services.

Author: Dinesh Asanka



Joydip Kanjilal

How to handle concurrency in Entity Framework Core

In this tip we look at how to handle SQL Server database concurrency issues using Entity Framework Core for both pessimistic and optimistic concurrency.

Author: Joydip Kanjilal



Fikrat Azizov

Build Azure Data Factory Pipeline Dependencies

In this tip we look at Azure Data Factory dependencies and how to build a pipeline using different types of dependencies.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



Bhavesh Patel

SQL Server Logon Trigger Examples

In this tip we look at how to create SQL Server Logon Triggers and show different examples of how this can be used.

Author: Bhavesh Patel



Siddharth Mehta

Relational Databases vs Graph Databases

In this tip we will address questions that will help relational database developers understand the various considerations for using a graph database.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Aaron Bertrand

Find SQL Server Integer Columns to Make Skinnier

In this tip we look at a SQL Server script you can use to determine if you can convert your big integer columns to smaller integer data types to save storage space.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server Management Studio 18 New Features - High DPI Support and 2 MB Query Output to Minimize Truncated Results

In this tip we look at two new features of SQL Server Management Studio that are worth getting, high definition interface support and increased query results output size to 2MB.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Eduardo Pivaral

Getting Started with SQL Server Indexing for Performance, Covering Indexes, Implicit Conversions and Parameter Sniffing

In this tip we continue our series on best practices for improving T-SQL performance with tips on sargability, parameter sniffing, covering indexes and more.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral



Sergey Gigoyan

Getting Started with SQL Server Maintenance Plans - Part 1

In this article we look at how to use the SQL Server Maintenance Plan Wizard to create maintenance tasks.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan



Rick Dobson

SQL Server Hierarchyid Example for Bill of Materials

This tip leverages a prior tip introducing the hierarchyid data type with examples for creating and querying a bill of materials table with hierarchyid values.

Author: Rick Dobson



Koen Verbeeck

How to use @@ROWCOUNT in SQL Server

In this tip we look at how to use the SQL Server @@ROWCOUNT system variable and things you should know about its usage.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Eric Blinn

Query SQL Server Agent Jobs, Job Steps, History and Schedule System Tables

In this tip we look at different queries you can use to directly get information about SQL Server Agent Jobs instead of using SQL Server Management Studio.

Author: Eric Blinn



Scott Murray

What I wish I knew when I started working with SQL Server Analysis Services

In this tip we cover some of the various SSAS tips that I wish I knew when I started working with SSAS. I hope you find these tips useful so you can get the most out of SQL Server Analysis Services.

Author: Scott Murray



Rakesh Patil

SQL Server Execution Plan Overview

This step by step tip will help you get started with SQL Server Execution Plans. It is an overview of SQL Server Execution plans including the steps for queries to execute.

Author: Rakesh Patil



Semjon Terehhov

Change Capture Alternatives with Azure Data Factory

This article will help you decide between three different change capture alternatives and guide you through the pipeline implementation using the latest available Azure Data Factory V2 with data flows.

Author: Semjon Terehhov



Eli Leiba

Find the Last Windows Server Reboot Time and Last SQL Server Restart

In this tip we look at a T-SQL script you can use to quickly find the last time the server was rebooted and also the last time the SQL Server service was restarted.

Author: Eli Leiba



Gauri Mahajan

Power BI Bubble Map, Shape Map and Filled Map Examples

In this tip we look various map visualizations like Bubble, Shape and Filled Map visualizations you can use with Power BI.

Author: Gauri Mahajan







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