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Windows Copilot vs. Google Gemini to Build SQL Queries

Windows Copilot vs. Google Gemini to Build SQL Queries

Learn how to use Windows Copilot to write SQL code and also the differences in responses between Windows Copilot compared to Google Gemini.

Python Classes for Reusable Code Encapsulating Data and Behavior

Python Classes for Reusable Code Encapsulating Data and Behavior

In this article, we look at Python classes and how to use classes to implement reusable code encapsulating data and behavior in a single entity.

What is Azure DevOps

What is Azure DevOps

This article looks at what Azure DevOps is and what it can be used for along with key concepts and things you need to understand for Azure DevOps.

Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2022 TempDB Contention Enhancements with Page Latch ConcurrencySQL Server 2022 TempDB Contention Enhancements with Page Latch Concurrency

Learn about system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022 compared to earlier versions to reduce tempdb contention.

Indexing

Prevent Duplicate Records in SQL using Filtered IndexPrevent Duplicate Records in SQL using Filtered Index

In this article, I share how an SQL Server filtered index solved the problem of preventing duplicates for new rows in a table.

Microsoft Fabric

Microsoft Fabric New Features Announced at Microsoft Build 2024Microsoft Fabric New Features Announced at Microsoft Build 2024

Microsoft Fabric features Real-Time Intelligence, Workload Development Kit, GraphQL API, AI and Copilot, Data Factory, Task Flows, and Data Functions.

Artificial Intelligence

Build Chatbot with Large Language Model (LLM) and Azure SQL DatabaseBuild Chatbot with Large Language Model (LLM) and Azure SQL Database

In this article, we look at how to enable a large language model (LLM) to answer questions based on data stored in Azure SQL Database.

Power BI Charts

Dynamically Display Top N and Bottom N Records in One Power BI ChartDynamically Display Top N and Bottom N Records in One Power BI Chart

This article will demonstrate the step-by-step process to dynamically display the Top N and the Bottom N records in the same Power BI chart.

Python

Python Functions for Reducing Code ComplexityPython Functions for Reducing Code Complexity

Learn about Python functions to solve the problem of having to write repeated code, make code easier to understand, and reduce code complexity.

Auditing and Compliance

Create Custom Audit Specifications using SQL Server AuditCreate Custom Audit Specifications using SQL Server Audit

In this tip, we will create custom audit specifications using SQL and show how to attach these to an audit in SQL Server.

Database Administration

Database Change Management and Separation of Duties GuideDatabase Change Management and Separation of Duties Guide

In this article, we demonstrate how to effectively communicate with Developers and others to discuss implementing production changes as a team effort.

Professional Development Certifications

DP-600 Exam Study Guide - Implementing Analytics Solutions using Microsoft FabricDP-600 Exam Study Guide - Implementing Analytics Solutions using Microsoft Fabric

Learn the essential information on Exam DP-600 Implementing Analytics Solutions Using Microsoft Fabric to pass this exam.

Stored Procedures

SQL Server RETURN and OUTPUT Clause in Stored ProceduresSQL Server RETURN and OUTPUT Clause in Stored Procedures

In this article we look how to use RETURN and OUTPUT in a SQL Server stored procedure to get a return value after execution.

Application Development

Develop a Simple Web Application in ASP.NET with SQL ServerDevelop a Simple Web Application in ASP.NET with SQL Server

In this tip, we will work through a simple ASP.NET solution to create web pages to work with a SQL Server database.

Power BI Charts

How to Create a Box and Whisker Plot in Power BI DesktopHow to Create a Box and Whisker Plot in Power BI Desktop

In this article, we look at how to build a box and whisker plot chart using Power BI Desktop with a step-by-step walkthrough.

Tutorial

Get Free SQL Tips - SQL Server INFORMATION SCHEMA TutorialGet Free SQL Tips - SQL Server INFORMATION SCHEMA Tutorial

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Tutorial

Execute SQL Task in SQL Server Integration Services SSISExecute SQL Task in SQL Server Integration Services SSIS

In this section we look at how to add tasks to an SSIS package and how to execute a package. As well as how to use precedence constraints.

Tutorial

Basic Python ConceptsBasic Python Concepts

In this tutorial, we look at basic Python coding concepts to get us started working with SQL Server and Python.

Whitepaper

How to Build a SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Google Cloud PlatformHow to Build a SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Google Cloud Platform

Learn how to build a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Webcast

T-SQL Best Practices and Tuning for the BI/DWH DeveloperT-SQL Best Practices and Tuning for the BI/DWH Developer

In this webinar we will go over some T-SQL best practices from the viewpoint of the BI developer when working in the Microsoft Data Platform stack.

Webcast

Performance Testing SQL Queries with SqlQueryStressPerformance Testing SQL Queries with SqlQueryStress

In this webinar, we will look at how to use SqlQueryStress, a free tool that allows SQL developers to mimic multiple users running one or more queries