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Free Webinar - Visualize Your T-SQL Query Results with Charts and Graphs

SQL Server Developer Tips and Tricks

Latest SQL Server Tips

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T-SQL to Calculate Buy and Sell Stock Recommendations via Three Technical Indicators

In this tip we look at additional T-SQL code that can be used to analyze stock buy and sell signals based on historical data.

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CRUD Operations in SQL Server

In this tip we cover what CRUD means for databases and how this applies to SQL Server.

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The Pros and Cons of Using T-SQL Soft Transactions

In this article we look at the pros and cons of using soft transactions for SQL Server data using T-SQL.

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Text Extraction using the M Language with Power BI

In this article, we look at how to use the M Language to manipulate text data when working with Power BI.

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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