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What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 Part 2

This tip continues to give an overview of all the new enhancements in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services.

What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 Part 1

In this tip we look at improvements and new features in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016.

Running a SSRS Report from a Windows Form Video

SSRS reports can be run from a Windows Form using the ReportViewer controls available in Visual Studio. Check out this video to learn how.

SQL Server Reporting Services Custom Security with Single Sign-on

Learn the step by step process to setup SQL Server Reporting Services Custom Security with Single Sign-on.

SQL Server Tutorials

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.

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.


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.

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

Get your Data Model Repository to the Cloud

Many data modelers and database professionals are working with servers that are located in the cloud rather than on-premises, and need to access and share data models using one of those systems. In this democast we will show how you can store and share your data models in the cloud.

Improve Database Performance by Tuning Problematic SQL Queries

Problematic SQL queries can severely reduce the performance of SQL Server. Learn how to identify and solve previously undetected performance issues with DB Optimizer and SQL Doctor.

Managing your SQL Server Infrastructure

DBAs have plenty of day to day tasks to manage, but one overarching task is managing your entire SQL Server environment. Attend this webcast to learn things you should know to stay in control of your SQL Server environment.

Improve application performance with SQL Diagnostic Manager Pro

Join us for this demonstration on how SQL Diagnostic Manager Pro continuously monitors and analyzes server workload to help you tackle tough SQL Server performance problems.

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