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Pass Historical Data for Stocks from Google Finance to SQL Server

I read about the GOOGLEFINANCE function with Google Sheets as a convenient way to get historical and current data for stocks. Please demonstrate a solution for passing data for a bunch of stocks from the Google Finance site to a SQL Server database using

Compare Tabular Databases vs. PowerPivot

Learn about Tabular Databases vs. PowerPivot in terms of the query languages, general usage, training, certifications, installation options and differences.

SQL Server Data Mining Strategies for Stock Buy and Sell Recommendations

SQL Server Data Mining Strategies for Stock Buy and Sell Recommendations including the rising stock and buy low trading strategies.

Connect to SQL Server AlwaysOn replica with SSMS when Readable Secondary is set to Read-intent only

Learn about the SQL Server Management Studio parameters to use when connecting to a SQL Server AlwaysOn replica when the Readable Secondary is set to Read-intent only.

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

VMware Guest Based High Availability Clusters - Ways to Protect SQL and Maintain Flexibility

Register for the webinar and join Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Clustering and Datacenter MVP, to discuss ways to protect SQL in a VMware environment without sacrificing IT flexibility or important VMware features, and whether you can have a cluster and multi-site replication with VMware. Bring your thoughts and questions to this interactive session.

Get Out of the Box Simplicity with Uptime Infrastructure Monitoring

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor is a comprehensive monitoring solution for your entire environment, including SQL Server. In this democast learn how administrators can setup any number of infrastructure elements to monitor as well as define an unlimited number of user groups and user notification options to ensure the right people get access to the information they need.

Building Data Models for Multiple Platforms with Multiple Team Members

Data professionals recognize that a well-managed data architecture makes their jobs easier, but sometimes itís a challenge to implement a process for consistency across platforms and team members. In this democast learn how to create physical models for multiple platforms from the same logical model in ER/Studio Data Architect.

The liability of data: Securing data in SQL Server

Many people often refer to data as an asset, especially today. There are endless possibilities of slicing and mining every ounce of information out of it. Every security professional will tell you that it's actually a liability. Data breaches are expensive, damaging, and seen all too often. As data value of data grows the liability grows at the same rate. This webinar is focused on securing your data in SQL Server. Join me as I discuss how to secure your data and share tips on logins, roles, permissions, and more.

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