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Dave Bermingham

Next Webcast - SQL Server in The Cloud: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Azure, AWS and Google

If you are considering moving your SQL Server instances to "The Cloud" you will need to have a plan in place for both high availability and disaster recovery. In this webinar, we will examine the three top public cloud providers and what they have to offe

Author: Dave Bermingham

Tim Smith

Parsing Strings From Delimiters In PowerShell

In this tip we look at how to use PowerShell to parse character data that has delimiters.

Author: Tim Smith

Cate Murray

Combating Your Biggest Weakness Interview Question

In this tip we look at how to best answer the common interview question, what's your biggest weakness.

Author: Cate Murray

Greg Robidoux

Understanding the SQL Server NOLOCK hint

I see the use of the NOLOCK hint in existing code for my stored procedures and I am not exactly sure if this is helpful or not. It seems like this has been a practice that was put in place and now is throughout all of the code wherever there are SELECT s

Author: Greg Robidoux

Greg Robidoux

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

In this article we look at how you can automatically backup all of your SQL Server databases with a couple of T-SQL commands.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Simon Liew

Understanding the COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT clause in SQL Server

Read this tip to learn about the SQL Server COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT clause. Learn about what it is, how it can be used and potential issues.

Author: Simon Liew

Aaron Bertrand

Managing Temporal Table History in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 introduced a new feature, Temporal Tables, which allow you to keep a historical record of all of the versions of each row in a table. As rows get introduced, changed, and deleted over time, you can always see what the table looked like dur

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Sadequl Hussain

SQL Server and PostgreSQL Linked Server Configuration - Part 2

Learn how to install the PostgreSQL ODBC driver, create a data source, create a SQL Server Linked Server to PostgreSQL and query the data.

Author: Sadequl Hussain

Edwin Sarmiento

Retrieve a List of SQL Server Databases and their Properties using PowerShell

In this tip we look at how to retrieve databases and database properties for SQL Server databases using PowerShell.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Koen Verbeeck

How to Create a Slope Chart in SQL Server Reporting Services Part 2

The goal of this tip is to create a slope chart using the built-in capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

Author: Koen Verbeeck

K. Brian Kelley

Understanding and Using SQL Server sys.dm_exec_requests

In this tip we look at SQL Server sys.dm_exec_requests and various ways to use this to find active requests from connected users and applications.

Author: K. Brian Kelley

Svetlana Golovko

Automated WMI Alerts for SQL Server Login Property Changes

In this tip we look at how to setup SQL Server alerts and notifications when security settings have been changed for logins.

Author: Svetlana Golovko

Eli Leiba

Using T-SQL to find the shortest distance between two points

In this tip we look at T-SQL code that can help determine the shortest distance between two points.

Author: Eli Leiba

Siddharth Mehta

Visualizing patterns in high voluminous data using Hexbin Scatterplot in Power BI

In this tip we look at how we can setup and use a Hexbin Scatterplot in Power BI.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Jeffrey Yao

Using Regular Expressions to Manipulate Text in SQL Server Management Studio 2017

In this tip we look at how we can use the built-in RegEx features in SSMS 2017 to manipulate and reformat T-SQL code.

Author: Jeffrey Yao

Scott Murray

Power BI Layouts and Themes

In this tip we look at how to use Power BI Layouts and Custom Themes as a design template for Power BI Reports.

Author: Scott Murray

Erica Woods

Addressing and Dealing with Conflict Interview Question

In this professional development tip we look at how best to respond to the interview question how do you deal with conflict.

Author: Erica Woods

Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server High Performance and Cost Savings in the Cloud with DataCore Software

Learn about how to achieve SQL Server High Performance and Cost Savings in the Cloud with DataCore Software by enabling your applications to be more responsive and improve the user experience by improving I/O concurrency and reducing I/O latency.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Maria Zakourdaev

Receive SQL Server Alerts through Slack

In this tip we look at how we can use Python and SQL Server 2017 to send alerts from SQL Server to Slack messaging service.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev

Sergey Gigoyan

Understanding SQL Server Transaction Savepoints

In this tip we cover how to use SQL Server transaction savepoints and how the impact transactions.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Kenneth Krehbiel

SQL Server Reporting Services Multi-Value Parameter - Wildcard Usage

When using a multi-value SSRS report parameter, it can be challenging to create a wildcard character used to run the report without respect for that parameter. In this tip we look at how to solve this challenge.

Author: Kenneth Krehbiel

Rajendra Gupta

Creating custom insight widgets in SQL Operations Studio

In this tip we look at how to create custom insight widgets in SQL Operations Studio as well as how to build drill down detail features.

Author: Rajendra Gupta


Whitepaper - SQL Server DBA Trends and Challenges

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


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

Tim Smith

SQL Server Regex Tutorial

We can use regular expressions (sometimes called Regex) with T-SQL to tackle some common problems with data using this tool. In this tutorial, we will practice using regular expressions for filtering precise phrases involving alphabetic, numeric and speci

Author: Tim Smith


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