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David Terry

Next Webcast - Untangle TempDB Performance with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Learn how to quickly identify and resolve tempdb performance issues using IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager. View the space, contention, and health of tempdb via a series of charts, views, alerts, and reports that are unique to tempdb.

Author: David Terry


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Haroon Ashraf

Microsoft Azure Analysis Services Web Development Tools - Part 2

Learn how to use the tools that are available in the Azure Portal to manage SQL Server databases.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Ameena Lalani

SQL Server Management Studio and T-SQL Options to Prevent Code from Running in Production

Learn some about options in SQL Server Management Studio to double check your code and avoid running code by accident with a few simple checks.

Author: Ameena Lalani

Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server Backup Interview Questions

Prepare for your next SQL Server interview with these backup questions and answers.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Sergey Gigoyan

Move SQL Server Tables to Different Filegroups

In this tip we look at different ways to move an existing table and data to a new filegroup. We also look at how to use SELECT INTO to create a table in a different filegroup.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Rick Dobson

Using T-SQL to Assess Goodness of Fit to an Exponential Distribution

This tip focuses on how to code and interpret Chi Square test results for goodness-of-fit to an exponential distribution.

Author: Rick Dobson

Artemakis Artemiou

Working with SQL Server Functions and .NET

Learn how to write .NET code to work with calling different types of SQL Server functions.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou

Eduardo Pivaral

Create custom T-SQL code snippets with Azure Data Studio

Learn now to build frequently used code snippets to make your working with SQL Server faster and more efficient.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Alejandro Cobar

Auto Generate NetBackup script to backup SQL Server databases

In this tip we look at how we can use SQL Server to auto generate a backup script for NetBackup to make sure we backup the required databases.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Haroon Ashraf

Microsoft Azure Analysis Services Web Development Tools

Learn how to use some of the tools in the Azure portal to support your development efforts for Azure Analysis Services.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Ben Snaidero

Comparing SQL Server CPU usage with arithmetic for float versus numeric datatypes

In this tip we will show how arithmetic operations in SQL Server on the float datatype will use less CPU than its numeric counterpart.

Author: Ben Snaidero

Mohammed Moinudheen

Using the Microsoft Azure Mobile app for remote administration

Learn how you can download, install and use the Microsoft Azure Mobile app for remote administration of your servers including SQL Server.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Koen Verbeeck

Connect to On-premises Data in Azure Data Factory with the Self-hosted Integration Runtime - Part 1

Learn how to connect to on-premises data sources using a pipeline in Azure Data Factory.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Manvendra Singh

SQL Server AlwaysOn Interview Questions and Answers Part 2

Get up to speed on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for your next interview.

Author: Manvendra Singh

Tim Smith

Review Minimum SQL Server Security Practices

In this tip we look at different things you should consider when developing your database systems to ensure you are also thinking about security best practices as well.

Author: Tim Smith

Daniel Calbimonte

Format SQL Server Dates with FORMAT Function

SQL Server 2008 and earlier used the CONVERT functions to handle date formatting. In this tip, we look at how to use the FORMAT function for Date and Time formatting in SQL Server.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Dinesh Asanka

How to Retry SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Control Flow Tasks

Learn how to build a process to retry tasks that fail within a SSIS package. Instead of just failing the SSIS package, setup a delay and retry the process again.

Author: Dinesh Asanka

Artemakis Artemiou

Working with SQL Server Stored Procedures and .NET

Learn how to build a simple .NET application that uses SQL Server stored procedures to retrieve and update data from a database.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou

Daniel Farina

Introduction to Bash Scripting: Display User Messages and Catch User Input

In this tip I will show you the different ways you can use Bash scripting to display messages and also how to catch user input.

Author: Daniel Farina

Jeffrey Yao

Automated Inventory Collection of Scheduled SQL Server Integration Services Packages

Learn how to automatically collect and create an inventory of all SSIS packages that are scheduled to run using SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Jeffrey Yao

Siddharth Mehta

Match datasets using Fuzzy Joins in SQL Server 2017 with R

Learn how to use fuzzy joins with SQL Server 2017 and R.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Nisarg Upadhyay

PowerShell Module to Read Directory Contents and Store in a SQL Server Table

In this tip we will walk through how to create a PowerShell module to get a list of files and subfolders of a Windows folder and store this information in a SQL Server table.

Author: Nisarg Upadhyay

Alejandro Cobar

SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Monitoring and Alerting - Part 2

In this tip we look at some additional scripts that you can use to monitor your SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Sergey Gigoyan

Write More Compact SQL Server Code Using New Features - Part 2

Learn how to use new SQL Server features including STRING_SPLIT and CONCAT_WS to write more compact and simpler code as compared to earlier SQL Server versions.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Jignesh Raiyani

Disable Data Sync for SQL Server Merge Replicated Table via Publisher

Learn how to stop the data sync process in SQL Server Merge Replication on a large table during maintenance windows.

Author: Jignesh Raiyani

Edwin Sarmiento

Configure a Dedicated Network Adapter for SQL Server Always On Distributed Availability Groups Data Replication Traffic

Learn how to configure a dedicated network adapter for SQL Server Always On Distributed Availability Groups data replication traffic.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Koen Verbeeck

Parallel package execution in Azure-SSIS Runtime

In this tip we look at how to have SSIS packages run in parallel when executing in Azure using the Azure-SSIS runtime.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Eduardo Pivaral

SQL Server 2019 Memory Grant Feedback Example and Data Collection

In this tip I will show you how to enable the row mode memory grant feedback and how to capture it to verify if there is any improvement for your existing queries using SQL Server 2019.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Ameena Lalani

Minimizing Downtime for SQL Server Upgrades - Part 4

In this tip we look at things to consider when upgrading SQL Server and how to minimize downtime.

Author: Ameena Lalani

Nai Biao Zhou

Creating a Detailed SQL Server Reporting Services Report Containing External Images and Repeated Table Header

Learn how to develop a report in SQL Server Reporting Services that has a repeated table header with external images.

Author: Nai Biao Zhou

Rajendra Gupta

Installing and Using mssql-cli on Linux for SQL Server

Learn how to install and use mssql-cli on Ubuntu Linux to assist you with managing SQL Server on Linux.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Daniel Farina

Introduction to Bash Scripting for SQL Server: Declaration of Variables and Constants

Learn how to write Bash scripts when using SQL Server on Linux to help you will some administrative tasks.

Author: Daniel Farina

Mohammed Moinudheen

Configure Service Health Alerts using Azure Service Health - Part 2

In this follow-up article we look at how to configure service alerts to be sent directly to you using Azure Service Health.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

John Miner

Importing Enriched Data into Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) with PowerShell

Learn about how to import enriched data into Azure Data Lake Storage in an automated way using PowerShell.

Author: John Miner

Rick Dobson

SQL Server T-SQL Code for the Tukey Honestly Significant Difference Test After an ANOVA

Check out the SQL Server T-SQL code to perform a Tukey Honestly Significant Difference test after an ANOVA has been performed.

Author: Rick Dobson

Eli Leiba

Matrix Multiplication Calculated with T-SQL

In this tip we look at how to use T-SQL to do matrix multiplication.

Author: Eli Leiba

Manvendra Singh

SQL Server AlwaysOn Interview Questions and Answers Part 1

Learn about SQL Server AlwaysOn through interview questions and answers related to configurations, daily operations and more.

Author: Manvendra Singh

Ranga Babu

Issues with Triggers for SQL Server Tables using Merge Replication

Learn how to troubleshoot and fix potential trigger problems when using SQL Server merge replication.

Author: Ranga Babu

Graham Okely

Meeting Preparation for SQL Server Projects

Learn how to prepare for technical meetings including knowing your environment, being calm, business values, solution focus and more.

Author: Graham Okely

Pablo Echeverria

Script out SQL Server Credentials and Proxies

Learn how to script out all SQL Server Credentials and Proxies.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Sergey Gigoyan

Write more compact SQL Server code using new features

Learn about new functions in SQL Server 2016 and 2017 to have more readable and compact code including STRING_AGG, TRIM, TRANSLATE and DROP... IF EXISTS.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

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