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Latest SQL Server Tips

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Optimize Moving SQL Server Data From One Table to Another Table

In this tip we look at different ways to move SQL Server data from one table to another table as well as the results I saw with each approach.

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Image Processing with R and SQL Server 2017

In this tip we look at how we can process images like scaling, morphing, annotating and more in SQL Server 2017 using R.

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What's in a DTU? Choosing the right resource model and service tier for Azure DB

This tip will define the key terms of an Azure DB and provide more information on the levels of service each combination provides.

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Demonstrate a SQL Server Architecture with Lego

In this tip we look at how to build a physical model of your SQL Server configuration to help illustrate the configuration and benefits.

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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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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Delivering Microsoft SQL Server High Availability on AWS

You can use AWS services like Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS to quickly build, deploy, scale and manage your SQL Server databases, which helps you build more agile applications. This webinar will cover best practices for running SQL Server business-critical applications on AWS.

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Make Your SQL Servers Comply with SQL Compliance Manager

Database administrators have a heavy load when it comes to ensuring that their SQL Server environment complies to industry regulations such as CIS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, and SOX. Join us to see the latest enhancements for SQL Server compliance auditing and reporting in these valuable tools.

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Beyond the Basics - Take Your Biml Skills to the Next Level

Learn about advanced BIML concepts including annotations, re-use, troubleshooting and more in this demo centric event.

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Improve Database Performance by Tuning Problematic SQL Queries with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Join us for this webcast as we demonstrate how SQL Diagnostic Manager identifies previously undetected performance issues, visualizes complex SQL queries, pinpoints root causes, and generates expert recommendations to tune the performance of SQL queries and database indexes.

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