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Dave Bermingham

Next Webcast - SQL Server High Availability/Disaster Recovery options in AWS

This webinar will cover what you need to know about deploying SQL Server on AWS EC2 while ensuring uptime and preventing data loss.

Author: Dave Bermingham



Sergey Gigoyan

Using SQL Server Table Variables for Auditing Failed Transactions

In this tip we look at how we can use SQL Server table variables for auditing data by preserving data when transactions are rolled back.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan



Haroon Ashraf

Creating Multiple SQL Server Database Backup Formats in SSDT - Part 1

In this tip we look at how to create multiple database backup formats using SQL Server Data Tools for various project needs.

Author: Haroon Ashraf



Jeffrey Yao

Things I know now that I wish I knew when I started as a SQL Server DBA

In this article Jeffrey Yao shares things he has learned over the years as a SQL Server DBA that he wish he knew when he started out working as a DBA.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Rick Dobson

Compare SQL Server Temp Tables to Table Variables, Subqueries, Derived Tables, CTEs and Physical Tables

In this article we look at the differences between the types of temporary data objects in SQL Server and when they should be used.

Author: Rick Dobson



Eduardo Pivaral

Creating TypeScript Extensions for Azure Data Studio

In this tip we look at how to build your own extensions for Azure Data Studio using TypeScript.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral



Gauri Mahajan

SandDance in Azure Data Studio

In this tip we look at how to use SandDance a powerful data visualization tool that is an extension to Azure Data Studio.

Author: Gauri Mahajan



Fikrat Azizov

Create Tumbling Window Trigger in Azure Data Factory

In this tip we look at how to schedule pipeline executions in Azure Data Factory using Tumbling Window Triggers.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



Alejandro Cobar

Collect SQL Server Index Usage Information for all Instances with PowerShell

In this tip we look at a PowerShell script you can use to collect index information for all of your SQL Server instances that you manage.

Author: Alejandro Cobar



Koen Verbeeck

Using Files Stored in Azure File Services with Integration Services - Part 1

In this tip we look at how to use files stored in Azure File Services using Azure Data Factory.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Daniel Farina

SQL Server Trigger Best Practices

In this tip we look at several best practices when working with SQL Server triggers.

Author: Daniel Farina



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Data Masking with DbDefence

Data breaches are becoming too common place with some accounts reporting more than 1000 breaches per year with close to 50 million records exposed yearly. Learn about how DbDefence protects your data.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Ron L'Esteve

Azure Boards for Managing Projects

In this article we will look at Azure Boards which is hosted by the Azure DevOps Service and offers a cost-effective, customized and interactive process for planning, tracking and managing your projects.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Manvendra Singh

How to read the SQL Server Database Transaction Log

In this tip we will take a look at a SQL Server function that you can use to read the SQL Server transaction log to see what entries are made for database transactions.

Author: Manvendra Singh



Siddharth Mehta

Python vs PowerShell for System and SQL Server Tasks Management

In this tip we look at Python and PowerShell to help you consider which language to use for task automation when working with SQL Server.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Jeremy Kadlec

How to fix SQL Server Database Corruption with Stellar Repair for MS SQL

Downtime is costly and directly impacts the business with lost productivity and sales. As SQL Server DBAs we have a number of responsibilities, one of which is to ensure the uptime of our databases. Unfortunately, resolving database corruption...

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Dinesh Asanka

Defining Key Performance Indicators in a SQL Server Analysis Service Cube

In this tip we look at how to create KPIs for a SQL Server Analysis Service Cube.

Author: Dinesh Asanka



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Cursor Example

In my T-SQL code I always use set based operations. I have been told these types of operations are what SQL Server is designed to process and it should be quicker than serial processing. I know cursors exist but I am not sure how to use them...

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Join Example

I am new to SQL Server and want to learn about the JOIN options. What are all of the JOIN options in SQL Server? What is the significance of each of the options? I am a little confused on the differences and syntax, can you provide some examples?

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Atul Gaikwad

Execute SQL Scripts via SQLCMD on Multiple SQL Servers and Save Output as CSV Files

In this tip we look at how to run a script on any SQL Server using SQLCMD and how to save the output to separate CSV files.

Author: Atul Gaikwad



Aakash Patel

Monitor SQL Server Integration Services Packages Stuck in Running Status

In this tip we look at a script to find SSIS packages that are stuck executing and how to end the package execution.

Author: Aakash Patel



Jugal Shah

Resolving could not open a connection to SQL Server errors

Sometimes you may have issues connecting to SQL Server and you may get messages such as could not open a connection to SQL Server. In this tip we look at different things you can check to resolve this issue.

Author: Jugal Shah



Fikrat Azizov

Transfer On-Premises Files to Azure SQL Database

In this tip we look at how to transfer files from an on-premises source to an Azure SQL Database using Azure Data Factory.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



John Miner

Transfer files between a Data Science Virtual Machine and Azure Data Lake Storage

In this tip we look at how to create and transfer files between a Data Science Virtual Machine and Azure Data Lake Storage.

Author: John Miner



Jeremy Kadlec

The SQL Server Job Management You Wish You Had

My team needs to manage hundreds, if not thousands of scheduled processes that run against my environment with numerous versions and editions of SQL Server including Express. How can we manage the processes more efficiently?

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Database Encryption for GDPR Compliance with DbDefence

Learn about the options for SQL Server Database Encryption for GDPR Compliance including DbDefence.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Performance and Operational Monitoring for DBAs with ManageEngine Applications Manager

Learn about the SQL Server performance and operational monitoring capabilities for DBAs with ManageEngine Applications Manager.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Nai Biao Zhou

Numerically Describing Dispersion of a Data Set with SQL Server and R

To describe the association of two variables in a bivariate dataset, we are going to study two important measures of association: covariance and correlation coefficient using SQL Server 2017 and R.

Author: Nai Biao Zhou



Tim Ford

SQL Server function to convert integer date to datetime format

In this tip we look at code you can use to convert an integer date into a datetime format. This is an issue you will face when working the history data for SQL Server Agent Jobs.

Author: Tim Ford



Tim Cullen

Determine SQL Server Date and Time Parts with DATEPART and DATENAME Functions

In this tip we look at how to get specific parts of a date using the SQL Server functions DatePart and DateName.

Author: Tim Cullen



Gauri Mahajan

SQL Server and R with dplyr Package Examples for mutate, transmute, summarise, group_by, pipe and filter

In this second part of this tip series we take a look at the dplyr package for R that can be used to query data using the R Language with SQL Server and build data visualizations.

Author: Gauri Mahajan



Artemakis Artemiou

.NET Exception Handling for Database Calls to SQL Server with Try, Catch and Finally

In this tip we will talk about setting up a proper exception handling mechanism for .NET applications that make calls to SQL Server.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou



Rick Dobson

SQL Server Staging Table vs Temp Table

In this tip we look at using permanent SQL Server tables for temporary data storage needs versus using true temporary tables.

Author: Rick Dobson



Joe Gavin

SQL Server Security Functions

Learn about SQL Server functions that can help identify logins, database users, permissions and more with code examples.

Author: Joe Gavin



Greg Robidoux

SQL Server script to rebuild all indexes for all tables and all databases

In this tip we look at a simple script you can use to rebuild all SQL Server indexes for all specified databases.

Author: Greg Robidoux



Daniel Calbimonte

Ways to compare and find differences for SQL Server tables and data

Sometimes we need to compare tables and/or data to know what was changed. This tip shows you different ways to compare SQL Server data, datatypes and tables.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Daniel Farina

SQL Server Triggers Pros and Cons

In this tip we look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of using triggers in SQL Server.

Author: Daniel Farina



Rick Dobson

SQL Server Common Table Expression vs Temp Table

In this tip we look at how to use Common Table Expressions CTE in SQL Server including the syntax, use cases, using more than 1 CTE at the same time and recursive CTEs with a parameter.

Author: Rick Dobson



Jeremy Kadlec

Centralized SQL Server Job Management with JAMS Job Scheduler

Our company’s entire IT infrastructure is growing rapidly, but our SQL Server environment is growing exponentially faster. My team needs to make sure we have consistency across our SQL Server instances.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Fikrat Azizov

Transfer On-Premises Files to Azure Blob Storage

In this tip I'll explain how to create an Azure Data Factory pipeline to transfer CSV files between an on-premises machine and Azure Blob Storage.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



Tim Smith

Using PowerShell to Encode Files

In this tip we will look at the basics of file encoding, both for reading and writing using PowerShell.

Author: Tim Smith







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