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Latest SQL Server Tips

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Inventory and Monitoring Scripts - Part 1

In this tip we look at scripts that can be used to monitor the status of your SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups across your entire environment.



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Make SQL Server Agent Alert Notifications Smarter and More Flexible

In this tip we look at how we can make SQL Server agent alert notifications smarter and more flexible to meet specific needs instead of the same generic alerting process for all alerts.



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Improve SQL Server Scalar UDF Performance in SQL Server 2019 with Scalar UDF Inlining

In this tip I'm going to discuss the three types of functions in SQL Server and what the next version does to address scalar UDF performance specifically.



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Introduction to SQL Server Query Optimization with Database Engine Tuning Advisor

In this tip we look at how we can use the SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor to tune queries and improve performance



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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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.



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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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Untangle TempDB Performance with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Join David Terry to learn how to quickly identify and resolve tempdb performance issues using IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager. View the space, contention, and health of tempdb via a series of charts, views, alerts, and reports that are unique to tempdb. In detail, monitor the file space, version store, sessions space usage, and wait stats for tempdb.



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The Trade-off Between SQL Server Security and Performance

Join Rey Rios as he demonstrates how IDERA SQL Management Suite monitors and tracks changes to SQL Server objects and data, and sends alerts on suspicious activity to ensure compliance with requirements for industry regulations and data security. It also monitors, alerts, diagnoses, and tunes SQL Server availability, health, and performance.



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10 T-SQL Development Tips for SQL Server

In this webcast we will look at things you should be aware of when developing T-SQL code for your SQL Server databases. Whether you are new to T-SQL development or have been developing T-SQL code for many years, you'll probably pick up a tip or two in this free webcast.



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Learn to Fix SQL Server Storage Bottlenecks and Boost SQL Application Performance – No New Hardware

Whether running SQL Server in a physical or virtualized environment, most SQL DBAs would welcome faster storage at a reasonable price. Condusiv’s V-locity software is designed to provide exactly that, but using the storage hardware that you already own.



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