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Latest SQL Server Tips

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SSIS Expression Examples for Dates, String Concatenation, Dynamic File Names and More

In this tip we cover creating SSIS expressions and show several ways that expressions can be used and built in your SSIS packages.

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Diagnose and Fix SSIS Performance Problems for ETL Loads

Learn how to diagnose and fix performance problems with SSIS package data loads.

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Monitor SQL Server Performance with SQL Server Mobile Reports

Learn how to build a mobile ready SQL Server report to help visualize SQL Sever performance metrics.

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SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder with DAX Query Support

In this tip we look at how you can use DAX formulas within your SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder reports.

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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Eating the Elephant: Cloud Database Migration Considerations

The days of explaining and justifying the cloud have passed. We no longer ask if we are going to the cloud; instead, we now ask when. Join Douglas McDowell, Chief Strategy Officer for SentryOne, as he addresses the options, concerns, and benefits surrounding the many paths to migrating your on-premises and virtualized SQL Server workloads into the cloud.

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Are you worried about failures with SQL Serverís high availability?

Join us to learn how to avoid pitfalls with SQL Serverís Always On that can cause unexpected failures. With SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, monitor Always On availability groups, availability databases, and availability replicas.

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Improve the Data Quality of Your Big Data Platform

Melissaís new Unison platform offers a lightweight, revolutionary approach to providing enterprise level solutions for deploying and maintaining powerful data quality for data-driven organizations.

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How to Pass a SQL Server Compliance Audit

Join this session to learn how to prepare for and pass your audits using SQL Compliance Manager.

More SQL Server Solutions

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