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Devin Gallagher

Next Webcast - Visualize and Analyze your Data with Aqua Data Studio

Attend this webcast to see how Aqua Data Studio lets you create Visual Analytics which allows you to create beautiful visualizations of your datasets in a few easy steps.

Author: Devin Gallagher


Attention SQL Server DBAs - See what's next...

To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, a study was performed to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure. The more than 200 respondents came from a wide range of industries...

Author: Quest

Siddharth Mehta

Tutorial - Machine Learning with SQL Server 2017 and R

In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of machine learning where we will learn the necessary data science to examine data in relevance to machine learning model development. We will be using R in SQL Server 2017 to...

Author: Siddharth Mehta


Secrets to Fast, Easy High Availability for SQL Server in Amazon Web Services

Moving SQL Server from an on-premises data center to a public cloud such as AWS can enable your business to be more agile and more responsive to changing market requirements and customer needs.

Author: SIOS

Edgewood Solutions

Date and Time Conversions Using SQL Server

There are many instances when dates and times don't show up at your doorstep in the format you'd like it to be, nor does the output of a query fit the needs of the people viewing it. One option is to format the data in the application itself. Another opti

Author: Edgewood Solutions

Ashish Kumar Mehta

Identify SQL Server TCP IP port being used

How do I find out what TCP/IP port SQL Server is using for a specific SQL Server instance? In this tip we look at different ways a database administrator can identify the port used by instance of SQL Server.

Author: Ashish Kumar Mehta

Nitansh Agarwal

How to monitor backup and restore progress in SQL Server

My developers often ask me to create a database backup before any critical deployment or to restore a database to one of the test environments. They often ping me during the process to know the progress and when it will be completed. Sometimes the backup

Author: Nitansh Agarwal

Sergey Gigoyan

SQL Server Referential Integrity without Foreign Keys

Usually referential integrity is implemented by using foreign key constraints, however there can be situations when it is not possible to create a foreign key constraint. Read this tip to learn about other options.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server 2017 Automatic Query Tuning

Learn about how to test, diagnose and verify SQL Server 2017 automatic and manual query tuning with the Query Store.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Koen Verbeeck

How to Create an Index Line Chart in SQL Server Reporting Services

In this tip we look at how to create an index line chart in SSRS.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Daniel Farina

Installing SQL Server 2017 Express

Learn the step by step process for all three options (Basic, Media Download and Custom) to install SQL Server Express.

Author: Daniel Farina

Rick Dobson

T-SQL to Calculate Buy and Sell Stock Recommendations via Three Technical Indicators

In this tip we look at additional T-SQL code that can be used to analyze stock buy and sell signals based on historical data.

Author: Rick Dobson

Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server Management Studio Output Option for Object Explorer Queries and Telemetry Data

In this tip we look at a new feature in SSMS 17.x that allows us to see what queries SSMS is using to pull data from the database for the GUI. In addition, we look at the data that Microsoft automatically collects when using SSMS.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Jeffrey Yao

CRUD Operations in SQL Server

In this tip we cover what CRUD means for databases and how this applies to SQL Server.

Author: Jeffrey Yao

Tim Smith

The Pros and Cons of Using T-SQL Soft Transactions

In this article we look at the pros and cons of using soft transactions for SQL Server data using T-SQL.

Author: Tim Smith

Koen Verbeeck

How to Create an Index Line Chart in SQL Server Reporting Services

In this tip we look at how to create an index line chart in SSRS.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Mohammed Moinudheen

How to change an Azure SQL Database Collation

In this tip we look at the steps you can follow to change the collation for an Azure SQL Database.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Aaron Bertrand

Be Careful with Key Order in SQL Server Missing Index Recommendations

In this tip we look at the missing index recommendations that SQL Server automatically provides and why you should pay close attention to what is recommended and how you actually implement the new index.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

John Miner

Text Extraction using the M Language with Power BI

In this article, we look at how to use the M Language to manipulate text data when working with Power BI.

Author: John Miner

Erica Woods

Leverage Your References to Increase Your Chances of Getting an Offer

Most job seekers view providing references as a company requirement, but you should be viewing this as a crucial and impactful piece of your candidate marketing strategy to differentiate yourself and gain an advantage over other applicants.

Author: Erica Woods

Maria Zakourdaev

Importing JSON formatted data into SQL Server

In this tip we look at different ways to import JSON data files into SQL Server using OPENROWSET and Python scripts.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev

Bhavesh Patel

Optimize Moving SQL Server Data From One Table to Another Table

In this tip we look at different ways to move SQL Server data from one table to another table as well as the results I saw with each approach.

Author: Bhavesh Patel

Siddharth Mehta

Image Processing with R and SQL Server 2017

In this tip we look at how we can process images like scaling, morphing, annotating and more in SQL Server 2017 using R.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Cate Murray

10 Key Fields for a Strong LinkedIn Profile

Love it or hate it, online digital social media background checks are happening in today’s job search. Take a look at these tips to make sure you build a profile that will get you hired not fired.

Author: Cate Murray

Derek Colley

What's in a DTU? Choosing the right resource model and service tier for Azure DB

This tip will define the key terms of an Azure DB and provide more information on the levels of service each combination provides.

Author: Derek Colley

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