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Latest SQL Server Tips

Approval Workflow in Master Data Services 2016 using Change Sets - Part 2

In part 1 of this tip, we introduced the concept of the approval workflow in Master Data Services (MDS) 2016 using change sets. The second part will focus on how an administrator can inspect a change set and how to approve or reject it.

SQL Server Performance Tuning Tip - Index Foreign Key Columns

Learn about the how to index foreign key columns as a SQL Server for Performance Tuning tip to improve your database application and reduce IO.

Centralized SQL Server Job Management with JAMS Job Scheduler

Our company’s entire IT infrastructure is growing rapidly, but our SQL Server environment is growing exponentially faster. My team needs to make sure we have consistency across our SQL Server instances. One of our needs is to execute the same code across

How to Remove SQL Server witness server from an existing Database Mirroring Configuration

Learn how to remove a SQL Server witness server instance from an existing Database Mirroring configuration with Management Studio and T-SQL.

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

Monitor servers, VMs, network devices, and applications from a unified dashboard with Uptime Infrastructure Monitor

Proactively monitor physical servers, virtual machines, network devices, applications, and services across multiple platforms running on-premise, remotely, or in the Cloud. Uptime Infrastructure Monitor provides a unified view of IT environment health and a GUI that is easily customizable, with a drag and drop dashboard design. Create private IT dashboards, team dashboards (server team, application team, capacity team, etc.), and a NOC for the entire datacenter in minutes.

Modern Strategies for SQL Server Disaster Recovery

The traditional SQL Server footprint is becoming less defined with the hybridization of storage and the mingling of on-premise infrastructure with the cloud which adds further complexity to your backup and recovery strategy. In this webinar we will have three experts talk about a complete solution for modern SQL Server Disaster Recovery requirements. This solution is designed to provide high performance with flash storage, reliability, and the ability to take advantage of the cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure.

Announcing Extraordinary SQL Optimization: Advanced Machine Learning Analytics Meets SQL Server Domain Insight

Join this webinar for the announcement of a new way to understand difficult performance problems in complex VMware environments and how infrastructure behavior correlates with MS SQL Server performance events. See how a new offering from SIOS and SQL Sentry is unleashing the power of machine learning and deep domain insight to understand anomalies, impact to workloads and deliver instantaneous recommendations to solve problems.

Multi-site SQL Server architectures that make use of Microsoft Azure and Flash Storage

The shape of SQL Server is changing in the Modern Data Center. With so many changes happening simultaneously, one has to think about how to utilize these innovative technologies together to create useful and compelling SQL Server architectures. Join this webcast to learn more.

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