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SQL Server Developer Tips and Tricks

Latest SQL Server Tips

Easy way to compare SQL Server table schemas

Let's see how we can take advantage of a SQL Server dynamic management function to build a way to compare table structures.

Power BI Visual Interactions

In this tip we look at how to adjust the interactions that take place between different visuals on a Power BI report page.

Script to Capture Performance Stats When Testing SQL Server T-SQL Statements

In this tip we show how to run a repeatable SQL Server T-SQL test to capture run statistics.

How to create a SQL Server foreign key

In this tip we look at how to create a SQL Server foreign key using both T-SQL and the SSMS GUI.

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

Improve Query Performance with DB PowerStudio

Poorly written SQL queries and missing indexes can have a significant impact on SQL Server performance. IDERA’s DB PowerStudio tools can help identify problem SQL and missing indexes, even for third-party applications. IDERA’s Gary Smith will show you how to use DBArtisan and DB Optimizer to obtain index recommendations, query rewrites and hints to make your SQL more efficient.

Compare SQL Server Schema and Data with SQL Comparison Toolset

With SQL Comparison Toolset, analyze and synchronize the structure of SQL Server databases in an intuitive graphical user interface. View differences for database schemas and propagate schema changes from one environment to another. Compare and synchronize tables across servers, databases, and versions to migrate data, copy databases, and audit data. Customize and automate comparison and synchronization operations. Generate ready-to-use synchronization scripts to minimize errors.

How to Handle Hybrid Cloud Database Security with SQL Secure

A growing number of SQL Server enterprises are stretching beyond on-premises configurations to embrace the cloud and security is an important part of this migration. Attend this webcast to learn how to ensure your environment is secure.

Automate Backup Recovery Before Problems Arise with SQL Safe Backup

In this webcast, learn how to quickly restore your SQL Server databases with IntelliRestore and InstantRestore features.

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