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SQL Server Reporting Services Column Level Security

Learn how to setup SQL Server Reporting Services column level security.

Create Project from a Deployed SSAS Tabular Database

You need to create project files for a SSAS tabular database deployed on a SSAS Tabular Instance, but you don't have access to the project source for some reason. Creating an entire project from scratch that reflects the deployed database is not an option

Create a basic KPI in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016

We are using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016. I'd like to create a key performance indicator (KPI) to track the status of my orders. I'd also like to show this KPI on any mobile device. Read this tip to learn how.

Creating an SQL Server Reporting Services Matrix Sparkline Report with Data from Oracle 11g

Read this tip to learn how to write SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS reports using Oracle as a data source.

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

VMware Guest Based High Availability Clusters - Ways to Protect SQL and Maintain Flexibility

Register for the webinar and join Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Clustering and Datacenter MVP, to discuss ways to protect SQL in a VMware environment without sacrificing IT flexibility or important VMware features, and whether you can have a cluster and multi-site replication with VMware. Bring your thoughts and questions to this interactive session.

What's New in Master Data Services 2016?

SQL Server 2016 brings Master Data Services to a higher level: usability and performance improvements, flexible security and new features.

Secure SQL Server on AWS EC2 and RDS

In this webcast we will review the Amazon SQL Server Database security features on EC2 and RDS as well as compare and contrast these technologies to an on-premises installation so that you can determine how well they meet your requirements.

Evolve Beyond Disaster Recovery to IT Resilience

IT resilience is achieved when a company is capable of responding to a disruption so quickly that end-users and customers are not aware that a disruption occurred. In this demonstration learn how an organization must shift their thinking beyond backups and disaster recovery and work towards a complete solution with no dependencies on hypervisors, hardware, or clouds in order to achieve IT Resilience.

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