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FREE Webcast - Delivering Microsoft SQL Server High Availability on AWS

Douglas Walsh

Next Webcast - Make Your SQL Servers Comply with SQL Compliance Manager

Database administrators have a heavy load when it comes to ensuring that their SQL Server environment complies to industry regulations such as CIS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, and SOX. Join us to see the latest enhancements for SQL Server compliance

Author: Douglas Walsh

Ben Snaidero

SQL Server Indexing Tutorial

Although there are many different things that can be done to improve the performance of a database system, creating indexes is the main tool in every DBA's toolbox that is used when we are trying to improve the performance of a query.

Author: Ben Snaidero


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

Ben Snaidero

SQL Server Temp Table vs Table Variable Performance Testing

If you work with SQL Server, you have probably been asked which is better, a temp table or a table variable? In this tip we look at which is faster and uses fewer resources.

Author: Ben Snaidero

Greg Robidoux

Determining space used for all tables in a SQL Server database

In this tip we look at a simple way to get the amount of space used for all tables in a SQL Server database.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Mohammed Moinudheen

How to restore a SQL Server database to another server after disabling TDE

In this tip we look at different ways you can restore a TDE enabled database to another server after disabling TDE.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Koen Verbeeck

Optimizing Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimensions in Integration Services - Part 2

In this tip we continue our discussion on how to implement a slowly changing dimension type 2 in SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Daniel Calbimonte

Exam material for Microsoft 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta)

In this tip we cover resources you can use to help pass Microsoft exam 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta).

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Scott Murray

Power BI Visual Interactions

In this tip we look at how to adjust the interactions that take place between different visuals on a Power BI report page.

Author: Scott Murray

Ameena Lalani

Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2017

Check out this tip that covers some of the reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2017 and some of the new features that it has to offer.

Author: Ameena Lalani

K. Brian Kelley

Data Modeling: Understanding First Normal Form in SQL Server

In this tip we take a look at understanding what first normal form is for data modeling and how it applies in SQL Server.

Author: K. Brian Kelley

Pablo Echeverria

Increase PowerShell available commands in a SQL Server Agent Job step

In this tip we take a look at how you can use all PowerShell commands when using SQL Server Agent versus the limited set available with SQLPS.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Simon Liew

How to Quickly Copy Data Using SQL Server Data Tool (SSDT)

In this tip we look at how to quickly define a table and data mapping between the source and destination using SSDT.

Author: Simon Liew

Esat Erkec

Locally Weighted Scatterplot Smoothing (Lowess) approach in Power BI

In this tip, we will define some essential statistics terms about Lowess and demonstrate how to use this in Power BI.

Author: Esat Erkec

Graham Okely

Managing your active SQL Server instance list using PHP

In this tip we will look at a simple way to manage your list of SQL Server instances using PHP and SQL Server.

Author: Graham Okely

Tim Smith

How to Query Arrays, Hash Tables and Strings with PowerShell

In this tip we'll look at working with common PowerShell objects for sets, such as arrays, hash tables, and in some cases strings.

Author: Tim Smith

Cate Murray

6 Ways to Add Value to Your LinkedIn Network

We have compiled our top recommendations of ways to stay top of mind and add value to your LinkedIn network.

Author: Cate Murray

Haroon Ashraf

Create Tabular Model Sample from SQL Server Database - Part 1

The solution is to convert a SQL database 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 a data warehouse and is ready to be used with a tabular analysis services...

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Eduardo Pivaral

Script to Retrieve All Error Numbers and Messages from the SQL Server Error Log

In this tip we look at a script you can use to pull all errors from the SQL Server error log including the error numbers and associated error messages.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Artemakis Artemiou

Understanding SQL Server Connection Pooling in ADO.NET

This tip will help you better understand what connection pooling is and provide knowledge on how to take advantage of the connection pooling mechanism when writing .NET data access code that communicates with SQL Server.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou

Koen Verbeeck

Implement a Slowly Changing Type 2 Dimension in SQL Server Integration Services - Part 1

In this tip we look at how you can implement a type 2 slowly changing dimension with SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

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