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K. Brian Kelley

Next Webcast - Identify and Eliminate SQL Server Performance Monitoring Issues

Learn about how to start monitoring SQL Server, key scripts for SQL Server Performance Monitoring, best practices, proactive alerting and more.

Author: K. Brian Kelley


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

Koen Verbeeck

Tutorial - Get Started with BIML

Biml or Business Intelligence Markup Language is an open-source XML dialect to generate Integration Services (SSIS) packages. Take a look at this Biml tutorial to learn how you can use Biml to generate SSIS packages.

Author: Koen Verbeeck


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

Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Cursor Example

In my T-SQL code I always use set based operations. I have been told these types of operations are what SQL Server is designed to process and it should be quicker than serial processing. I know cursors exist but I am not sure how to use them. Can you p

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Greg Robidoux

Execute Dynamic SQL commands in SQL Server

In some applications having hard coded SQL statements is not appealing, because of the dynamic nature of the queries being issued against the database server. Because of this sometimes there is a need to dynamically create a SQL statement on the fly and t

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

Scott Murray

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is Missing After Installing SQL Server 2014

I installed SQL Server 2014, but now the SSDT application used to develop BI solutions in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is missing. In this tip we cover how to instal

Author: Scott Murray

Ben Snaidero

SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting Database Health Checklist

In this tip we look at some PowerShell and T-SQL scripts that you can use to help troubleshoot SQL Server performance issues.

Author: Ben Snaidero

Douglas Correa

Setting SQL Server Configuration Options with AWS RDS Parameter Groups

In this tip we take a look at how to setup server and database configuration options when using AWS RDS by using parameter groups.

Author: Douglas Correa

Ahmad Yaseen

SQL Server 2016 STRING_SPLIT Function

Learn how to use the SQL Server 2016 STRING_SPLIT function as well as limitations and performance considerations.

Author: Ahmad Yaseen

Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server Integration Services SSIS Transactions without MSDTC

You want to incorporate transactions in your SQL Server Integration Services Packages. For example, you insert data into a table with a data flow and after the data flow has finished an update statement is issued against the same table. If this update sta

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Scott Murray

Power BI Pulse Charts

In this tip we look at how to create and use Pulse charts in Power BI.

Author: Scott Murray

Graham Okely

Orphaned User Detection for SQL Server High Availability Databases

In this tip we look at a way to detect if their are issues between logins and users for databases that are setup for high availability.

Author: Graham Okely

Tracy Boggiano

Creating a SQL Server Availability Group Dashboard for All Servers

In this tip we look at how to create a comprehensive report for the Availability Group Dashboard information we see in SSMS, so we can see the status of all Availability Groups in one dashboard.

Author: Tracy Boggiano

Deepak Kumeri

SharePoint Site Collection Governance

In this tip we cover things you should know about to implement SharePoint site collection governance.

Author: Deepak Kumeri

Siddharth Mehta

Analyze entity data flow in Power BI Desktop using Sankey charts

In this tip we look at how and why to use Sankey charts and how this can be done in Power BI Desktop.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

John Martin

How does GDPR impact your SQL Server Recovery Plans

Check out this tip to learn how GDPR can affect your SQL Server disaster recovery plans.

Author: John Martin

Jayendra Viswanathan

SQL Server MERGE statement usage and examples

In this tip we look at how to use MERGE compared to running separate INSERT and UPDATE statements.

Author: Jayendra Viswanathan

Parvathy Natraj

Transforming JSON Data to Relational Data in SQL Server 2016

In this tip we look at different ways to transform JSON data format to a relational data format using SQL Server 2016.

Author: Parvathy Natraj

Mohammed Moinudheen

Restore an Azure SQL Database from one server to another server

In this tip we look at the steps to follow to restore an Azure SQL Database from one server to another server.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Rahul Mehta

Create Power BI Reports from a SharePoint Online Library

In this tip we look at how to use a SharePoint Online Library to create Power BI reports.

Author: Rahul Mehta

Jeremy Kadlec

End to End Application Performance Management Dashboard with PerfStack

Unfortunately, we are unable to see the entire application from the end user experience down to the storage to really see the true picture of the problems we are facing. As an organization how can we see the complete picture of our application?

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Parvathy Natraj

Generating SQL Server Create Table Scripts from DB2 Create Table Scripts

In this tip we look at using SSIS to read through DB2 create table scripts and converting them to be valid create table scripts for SQL Server.

Author: Parvathy Natraj

Aaron Bertrand

Troubleshooting the SQL Server Dedicated Administrator Connection

Check out this tip to learn about how to troubleshoot and fix problems when trying to connect using the SQL Server Dedicated Administrator Connection.

Author: Aaron Bertrand


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