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SQL Server Reporting Services: What I wish I knew when I started?

In this article Scott Murray covers some lessons learned over the years when working with SQL Server Reporting Services that he wish he knew when he started with SSRS.

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Create Key Performance Indicators KPI in a SQL Server Analysis Service SSAS Cube

In this tip we look at how to create KPIs for a SQL Server Analysis Service Cube.

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Find SSIS Package Stuck in Running Status

In this tip we look at a script to find SSIS packages that are stuck executing and how to end the package execution.

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SQL Server Analysis Services SSAS Hardware Configuration Recommendations

In this tip we look at some SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) configuration settings to think about for memory, processors, storage and performance counters to monitor.

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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Indexing and SQL ServerŪ-What's Old and What's New

In this webcast, we will review indexing strategy for your important queries, understand new features in indexing like resumable index creation in SQL Server 2019, and talk about some underutilized features like data compression.

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SQL Server Security for Developers

Attend this webcast to learn what you need to know as a developer about security within SQL Server that is easy for developers to work with, acceptable to DBA's, and satisfactory to the auditors.

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Understanding Your Database Performance in SQL Server

In this webinar, learn about the basic concepts of how SQL Server uses server resources, how to track that utilization over time, and how to quickly assess your most expensive queries.

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