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Koen Verbeeck

Next Webcast - SQL Server Development Best Practices

Join us for this free webcast and learn things about SQL Server database design, T-SQL development, optimizing for performance, BI development and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Table Variable Example

In this part of the tip series we look at how to use table variables in SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson

John Miner

Increase Azure security with a Service Principle

In this tip we look at how to reduce the surface area that a hacker can attack by using a service principle when working with Azure.

Author: John Miner

Eduardo Pivaral

Creating Dashboard Extensions for Azure Data Studio

In this tip we walk through the steps of how to create a dashboard extension for Azure Data Studio.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

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

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

Erica Woods

Resume Cookbook for Technology Job Seekers

We've found that writing a resume continues to be the biggest pain point for job seekers, followed closely by interviewing and effectively applying for positions so your resume gets seen and you get an interview request! In this cookbook, we're excited to

Author: Erica Woods

Siddharth Mehta

SQL Server String Manipulation using Substring Function in T-SQL, R and Python

In this tip we look at how to use substring functions or similar using T-SQL, R and Python when working with SQL Server.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Derived Table Example

In this tip we look at different ways to use derived tables in SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Uncorrelated and Correlated Subquery Examples in SELECT and WHERE Clauses

In this tip we look at building uncorrelated and correlated subqueries to query SQL Server data.

Author: Rick Dobson

Scott Murray

Power BI Personal Bookmarks

In this tip we learn how to setup and use Power BI personal bookmarks.

Author: Scott Murray

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

Pablo Echeverria

Options to Copy a Table from one SQL Server Database to Another

Learn about options to copy a table from one SQL Server database to another including Linked Servers, PowerShell, Integration Services, backup and restore along with the associated performance metrics and completion time.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Dinesh Asanka

SQL Server Maintenance Plan Index Rebuild and Reorganize Tasks

In this tip we cover the different options for SQL Sever maintenance plans Index Rebuild and Index Reorganize tasks.

Author: Dinesh Asanka

Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server IN versus EXISTS with Examples

In this tip we take a look at the how to use EXISTS and IN when building queries in SQL Server.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Subquery in Select Statement with Where Clause

In this part of the temporary data store tip series we look at using subqueries to select data as well as how to use for inserts, updates and deletes.

Author: Rick Dobson

Gauri Mahajan

Data Exploration and Aggregation with SQL Server and R - Part 1

In this tip we take a look at the dplyr package for R that can be used to query data using the R Language with SQL Server.

Author: Gauri Mahajan

Eric Blinn

SQL Server MSDB Backup and Restore History

In this tip we take a look at some of the SQL Server system tables in the msdb database and this can be useful to learn about backups and restores that occurred.

Author: Eric Blinn

Ron L'Esteve

Deploy SQL Database from Azure DevOps with an ARM Template and DACPAC File

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a consistent management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure subscription to help you keep things consistent.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Rick Dobson

Local vs Global SQL Server Temporary Table

In this part of the tips series we look at how to use local and global SQL Server temporary tables.

Author: Rick Dobson

Rick Dobson

Types of SQL Server Temporary Tables

In this series of tips we will look at different ways using temporary data in SQL Server along with examples. In this first part we will cover some reasons for doing this and different types of temporary data stores.

Author: Rick Dobson

Aaron Bertrand

Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My SQL Server Career

In this tip I want to point out a few of the concepts that I wish I had spent more time researching earlier on in my SQL Server career and provide my reasoning and some links to further reading.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Alejandro Cobar

Find SQL Server MSDB Database Size and Largest Table Across SQL Server Instances

Check out this PowerShell script that will help identify size of the MSDB database as well as the largest table in the database across all of your instances to make decisions on the needed SQL Server maintenance.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Daniel Farina

How to Create, Modify or Drop a SQL Server Trigger

Check out the step by step examples to learn the syntax to create, alter or delete a SQL Server Triggers for insert, update and delete conditions.

Author: Daniel Farina

Greg Robidoux

Change Not For Replication Value for SQL Server Identity Columns

In this tip we look at how to change the SQL Server setting for a tables identity column to not for replication for existing tables.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Tim Ford

How to Find Keywords in SQL Server Stored Procedures and Functions

In this tip we look at different ways to search SQL Server system objects to find specific strings within stored procedures, triggers, functions and more.

Author: Tim Ford

Douglas P. Castilho

Rolling up multiple rows into a single row and column for SQL Server data

I need way to roll-up multiple rows into one row and one column in SQL Server. I know I can roll-up multiple rows into one row using Pivot, but I need all of the data concatenated into a single column in a single row.

Author: Douglas P. Castilho

Siddharth Mehta

How to Create a Burndown Chart in Excel from Scratch

In this tip we look at how we can create a burn down chart using Microsoft Excel. This could be further developed to pull in data from SQL Server to automate the chart creation.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Tim Smith

Sequential Execution of SQL Server Stored Procedures

In this tip we look at ways to control the flow of SQL Server stored procedures to make sure things are processed in sequence using T-SQL and PowerShell.

Author: Tim Smith

Koen Verbeeck

Refresh Power BI Dataset using Azure Logic Apps Part 2

In this tip we'll discuss how we can create an Azure Logic App which is going to be started from an Azure Data Factory pipeline that will refresh a Power BI dataset.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Ron L'Esteve

Azure Vision Service and Face API Example with Python

This article provides a real-world example of analyzing images with Microsoft Azure Face and Vision API by writing python scripts in Jupyter notebook.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Jeffrey Yao

How to Build an Efficient Request Process for SQL Server DBAs

Take a look at some of these DBA request examples and things you could do to improve your request process.

Author: Jeffrey Yao

John Miner

Azure Data Studio Step By Step Tutorial

In this tip we look at an overview of Azure Data Studio and how to get started with this tool.

Author: John Miner

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server CASE Expression Overview

In this tip we examine the SQL Server CASE expression and things you can and cannot do with it.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Greg Robidoux

How to rename a SQL Server database

In this tip we look at different ways to rename a SQL Server database.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Greg Robidoux

Understanding the SQL Server NOLOCK hint

In this tip we look at the SQL Server NOLOCK hint and how it impacts query results, both good and bad.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Dinesh Asanka

SQL Server Analysis Services SSAS Hardware Configuration Recommendations

In this tip we look at some SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) configuration settings to think about for memory, processors, storage and performance counters to monitor.

Author: Dinesh Asanka

Artemakis Artemiou

Compare .NET Thread Class, Threadpool Class, BackgroundWorker Class and Task Parallel Library

In previous tips we covered the different types of multithreading options available in .Net and in this tip we look at how to choose the best option.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou

Svetlana Golovko

Build SQL Server End of Support Report Using Multiple SharePoint Lists

In this tip we look at an example of how to join multiple SharePoint lists to be used as a data source for a SQL Server Reporting Services report for a SQL Server End of Support Report.

Author: Svetlana Golovko

Joe Gavin

SQL Server Char Function and Reference Guide

In this tip we look at a simple guide that shows all of the ASCII characters using the SQL Server CHAR function.

Author: Joe Gavin

Aaron Nelson

Build Docker Containers with External Storage on Your Desktop

This article will focus on storing the SQL Server database files outside of the container in a directory on the host machine which is running the docker image.

Author: Aaron Nelson

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