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Latest SQL Server Tips

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Export SQL Server Data to Multiple Excel Worksheets using SQL Server Integration Services

In this tip we look at how to write an SSIS package to export data from different SQL Server tables to different worksheets in the same Excel file.

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How to Define Drillthrough in Analysis Services Tabular 2017

In this tip we look at how to define drill through reporting for Analysis Services Tabular 2017.

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SQL Server Analysis Services Processing Order Options

In this tip we take a look at Parallel and Sequential Processing in SQL Server Analysis Services.

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Export SQL Server Data to Multiple Excel Worksheets with Integration Services

In this article we look at how to divide and export data from a SQL Server table into multiple worksheets of an Excel file using SSIS.

SQL Server Tutorials

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SQL Server Backup Tutorial

One of your last lines of defense for just about any system is to have a backup in place in case there is a need to recover some or all of your data. This is also true for SQL Server. In this tutorial we will discuss selecting the correct recovery models, what backup options are available, and how to create backups using T-SQL commands and SQL Server Management Studio.

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SQL Server Restore Tutorial

What good is a backup if you do not know to restore the backup. In this tutorial we will look at what restore options are available and which options are only accessible using T-SQL commands.

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The INFORMATION_SCHEMA views allow you to retrieve metadata about the objects within a database. These views can be found in the master database under Views / System Views and be called from any database in your SQL Server instance. In this tutorial we look at some of these INFORMATION_SCHEMA views and how they can be used.

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SQL Server Performance Monitoring and Tuning Tutorial

In this tutorial we will cover some of the common issues with performance such as: deadlocks, blocking, missing and unused indexes, I/O bottlenecks, poor query plans, statistics, wait stats and fragmentation.

SQL Server Webcasts

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Is the DBA Dead?... or alive and preparing for the future

This session will present real world statistics on the evolving role of the DBA, the concerns facing DBAs today and valuable insights on the DBAs path to career success. Learn how the megatrends of DevOps, Cloud, NoSQL, Big Data and more are affecting your role today and how they are likely to shape it into the future.

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Simplify SQL Server Administration with a Collection of Helpful Tools with SQL Admin Toolset

Join us to learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, administer, and report across instances with SQL Admin Toolset.

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You Must Comply: Effective Auditing for SQL Server with SQL Compliance Manager

Join us to learn how SQL Compliance Manager provides real-time monitoring across your SQL Server environment to ensure all server access and exceptions are tracked to comply with internal and external audits.

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Protecting SQL Server in the Cloud

If you are considering moving your SQL Server workloads to the cloud, you are probably concerned about how to make your databases highly available. Join us for this webcast to learn how to protect SQL Server workloads in the cloud.

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