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Latest SQL Server Tips

Deploy SQL Server Integration Services SSIS Projects Using C#

In this tip, I will demonstrate a method to automate SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Deployments using a C# console application.

How to Use Partitioning in an Analysis Services Tabular model to Improve Processing Performance

With the release of SQL Server Analysis Services 2016, Tabular models have the ability to process multiple partitions in parallel.

Synchronize Table Data Using a Merge Join in SSIS

Check out this tip to learn how to synchronize data using SSIS.

Improve Analysis Services Tabular 2017 Processing with Encoding Hints

SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services Tabular new feature encoding hints for columns.

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

How to Simplify Routine SQL Server Administration Tasks with SQL Admin Toolset

Join this webcast to see how SQL Admin Toolset simplifies routine administrative, monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tasks.

Understanding SQL Injection and the Consequences

In this webinar we’ll look at how a SQL injection attack works, what an attacker can gain using a SQL injection attack, and how we might prevent such an attack.

Better Auditing for SQL Servers with SQL Compliance Manager

Join this webcast to learn how to audit your SQL Servers more effectively with SQL Compliance Manager.

Understanding Windows Server Cluster Quorum options for SQL Server Clustering in the Cloud

In this webinar we will discuss the key concepts you need to configure a failover clustering environment to protect SQL Server in the cloud.

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