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Next Webcast - Manage and Monitor SQL Server - Lots of demos!

Derek Colley

Next Webcast - Azure vs. AWS vs. On-Premises - Which is best for SQL Server?

In an ever changing SQL Server environment, efficient management and monitoring is critical. In this webcast we describe the differences between Azure DB and on-premises SQL Server database environments and show how these are managed differently...

Author: Derek Colley

Siddharth Mehta

Generate Network Graphs with R in SQL Server 2017

In this tip we look at how to generate different types of network graphs using R and SQL Server 2017.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Erica Woods

A Surprising Roadblock to Your Job Search

In this article we look at why people feel they don't have the right skill set to apply for a job and why they should still apply even though they don't have all of the skills listed.

Author: Erica Woods

Nisarg Upadhyay

Export MySQL data to Excel using SQL Server Integration Services

In this tip we look at how to setup SSIS to use a MySQL data source and export data to an Excel spreadsheet.

Author: Nisarg Upadhyay

John Martin

Index Maintenance in Azure SQL Database with Ola Hallengren's Scripts and Elastic Database Jobs

In this tip we look at how to use Ola Hallengren's database maintenance scripts on Azure using elastic database jobs.

Author: John Martin

Koen Verbeeck

Handling Intra-Day Changes for Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimensions in SQL Server Integration Services - Part 4

This is the final part of a series of tips on implementing a slowly changing dimension type 2 in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). In this final part we will introduce a solution for dealing with intra-day changes.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Eduardo Pivaral

Multi-detail reports using sub reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

In this tip we look at how to use sub reports to correctly display multi-detail reports within a main SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Tim Smith

Detecting Write-Protection Changes On Disks that Cause File Access Errors

In this tip we look at a way to detect if a folder is write protected. This can be an issue when trying to write out data from SQL Server to the file system or even accessing database files that might be in a write protected folder.

Author: Tim Smith

Rajendra Gupta

Installing Extensions in SQL Operations Studio

In this tip we look at how to add extended functionally to SQL Operations Studio by installing available extensions.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Mohammed Moinudheen

Faster Way to Resync Log Shipped SQL Server Database After Restore Failure

In this tip we look at methods to resync a SQL Server log shipped database quicker after a log shipping restore failure.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Nai Biao Zhou

Create a Star Schema Data Model in SQL Server using the Microsoft Toolset

Learn the step by step process to create a Star Schema in SQL Server with the SQL Server Data Tools, Management Studio and more.

Author: Nai Biao Zhou

Daniel Farina

SQL Server scripts to use with sqlcmd

In this tip we look at how and why to use sqlcmd along with several scripts you can use to check on your SQL Server instances using sqlcmd.

Author: Daniel Farina

Pablo Echeverria

Script to show how much a SQL Server database has changed since last full backup

In this tip we look at a script that can be used to show how much a SQL Server database has changed from the last backup.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Bhavesh Patel

Capturing SQL Server Integration Services Package Errors Using OnError Event Handlers

In this tip we look at how you can use SSIS package event handlers to capture package execution errors for troubleshooting.

Author: Bhavesh Patel

Susantha Bathige

How to make SQL Server Wildcard Searches Faster

In this tip we look at one approach that can help make SQL Server wildcard searches using % faster.

Author: Susantha Bathige

Haroon Ashraf

Creating Tabular Model Sample from a SQL Database Sample - Part 2

The solution is to convert a SQL database sample into a tabular model sample by making changes in such a way that it looks as if the data model has gone through all the stages of the data warehouse and is ready to be used with a tabular analysis services

Author: Haroon Ashraf

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