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Next Webcast - Manage and Monitor SQL Server - Lots of demos!

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Latest SQL Server Tips

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Create a Star Schema Data Model in SQL Server using the Microsoft Toolset

Learn the step by step process to create a Star Schema in SQL Server with the SQL Server Data Tools, Management Studio and more.

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How to make SQL Server Wildcard Searches Faster

In this tip we look at one approach that can help make SQL Server wildcard searches using % faster.

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Introduction to SQL Server Temporal Tables

Temporal tables is a new feature introduced with SQL Server 2016 and allow automatic history tracking of data in a table.

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Query Folding in Power Query to Improve Performance

Power Query, an Excel add-in from the Power BI family, allows you to extract and manipulate data from various sources. When you define transformations on the data, it is possible that those transformations are sent back to the source, in order to improve

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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Database Development Made Easy with Aqua Data Studio

If you are new to a specific platform, you may not be familiar with how it differs from what you might be used to in SQL Server. A tool like Aqua Data Studio can help to streamline development across multiple database platforms, by simplifying connectivity, increasing productivity, and improving accuracy. Attend this webcast to learn more.

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How to survive the next Azure outage

This webinar will review the options for HA and DR in the cloud and the levels of availability and trade-offs you will achieve with each option.

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How can a DBA Participate in DevOps?

This webcast will introduce the high-level concept of DevOps to a DBA audience while specifically focusing on how a DBA can participate in, enhance and embrace an organizationís DevOps methodology.

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Improve Database Performance by Tuning Problematic SQL Queries with SQL Query Tuner

Join us for a demonstration of how IDERA SQL Query Tuner identifies previously undetected performance issues, accelerates SQL profiling and tuning, and visualizes complex SQL queries. We will also look at how IDERA SQL Doctor profiles SQL queries and generates expert recommendations to tune the performance of SQL queries and database indexes.

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