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Latest SQL Server Tips

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SSIS Transfer Error Messages and Master Stored Procedures Tasks

In this tip we look at how we can use SSIS to transfer custom error messages and custom stored procedures to other SQL Server instances.

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SSRS ReportServer Database Overview and Queries

This tip will explain common tables and joins as found in a default SQL Server ReportServer database and some example scenarios where such queries could be helpful.

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Find Detailed Error Messages for SQL Server Agent Job Step History for an SSIS Package

In this tip we look at a script you can use to find detailed error and warning messages for an SSIS package run as a scheduled job using SQL Server Agent.

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SharePoint Backup and Restore

In this tip we look at various ways to backup and restore SharePoint sites, subsites, collections and items.

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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Digging into DevOps

Join us for this webcast as we discuss the DevOps movement and ways that these cross-functional teams can more effectively work together toward common goals.

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Availability Options and Requirements for SQL Server 2008 in Azure

Learn how to deploy SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instances in Azure properly, including addressing the lack of a shared storage option as well as networking requirements including the Internal Load Balancing requirements.

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Job Management Beyond SQL Server Agent with JAMS

Breathe new life into difficult-to-manage SQL Server tasks and workloads. Learn how JAMS efficiently runs and maintains jobs running across hundreds, even thousands of SQL Server instances with ease.

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Auditing SQL Server from the Ground Up

Join us for this webcast to learn about the different options available within SQL Server to audit your database and server.

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