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Latest SQL Server Tips

Add Cascading Parameters in a SSRS Report using MDX and SSAS Multi-Dimensional

Cascading parameters is a very routine and basic requirement of any report. While using SSAS Multi-dimensional mode as the data source, MDX has to be used as the data source. Read this tip to learn how.



Defining Workflow in SSIS using Precedence Constraints

In this tip we cover how to use precedence constraints in SSIS.



PowerShell Commands for SQL Server Reporting Services

In this tip we look at PowerShell commands you can use to manage SQL Server Reporting Services.



Create Custom Maps for SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS Mobile Reports

SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher provides a set of maps out-of-the-box for authoring mobile reports. Often there is a need for custom maps which are not available in the limited set of maps available, so in this tip we will look at how to use custom map



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.



SQL Server INFORMATION SCHEMA Tutorial

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

The Evolution of the Database Administrator

Today’s DBA wears many hats. They are asked to monitor, maintain, diagnose and tune database environments and often need to expand these tasks to multiple database platforms. In this session we will discuss the evolution of database platforms and the emergence of new database technologies and how this impacts the role of Today’s DBA.



Protect Your SQL Server Data in the Cloud

SQL Server MVP Joey D'Antoni will discuss how enterprises are currently providing high availability and disaster recovery protection for their SQL Server applications and data in the cloud using real-world examples. Joey will share his experiences with deploying SQL Server in the cloud and conclude with a live Q&A session.



The Essential SQL Server Administration Toolset

A comprehensive range of software tools is essential for completing common database administration tasks. In this webcast we will cover SQL Admin Toolset which provides 24 essential tools to diagnose, analyze, and administer SQL Server instances.



Monitoring SQL Server

Attend this webcast to learn about how to properly monitor your SQL Server environment. Collecting the right data with the right tools without taking down the server you're monitoring.









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