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Latest SQL Server Tips

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Change Capture Alternatives with Azure Data Factory

This article will help you decide between three different change capture alternatives and guide you through the pipeline implementation using the latest available Azure Data Factory V2 with data flows.



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Find the Last Windows Server Reboot Time and Last SQL Server Restart

In this tip we look at a T-SQL script you can use to quickly find the last time the server was rebooted and also the last time the SQL Server service was restarted.



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How to Enable SQL Server CLR Integration using T-SQL

In this tip we look at how to enable SQL Server Common Runtime Language aka CLR using T-SQL commands.



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Managing Secrets in Azure Databricks Using Azure Key Vault

In this tip we will learn about creating Azure Key Vault-backed secret scopes when using Azure Databricks.



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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Data Protection Rules for SQL Server Apply to You Too

Join us for this webcast to learn about data protection guidelines like GDPR and CCPA and how to make sure that your SQL Server environment is compliant to these regulations before your company gets hit with fines.



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Designing a SQL Server Backup Strategy

In this session, we will focus on designing a SQL Server backup strategy that meets the business and developments goals for each application and database. In addition to the strategy, we will cover the new features in SQL Server 2017 that can be used to secure, validate and save time and space for your backup strategy.



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Saving Your Sanity - The 3 Essential Tasks to a Successful Cloud Migration

By attending this session, you will learn the processes and skills used by the top experts and consultants in the business when migrating an on-premises SQL Server workload to the cloud.



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Prevent Poor Query and Index Performance for SQL Server with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Attend this webcast to learn how to monitor, alert, diagnose, and report on the performance of SQL Server queries and indexes with SQL Diagnostic Manager.



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