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Latest SQL Server Tips

Creating a Date Dimension Table in Power BI

In this tip we look at how to create a date dimension table within Power BI for your reporting and analysis needs.



SQL Server 2016 STRING_SPLIT Function

Learn how to use the SQL Server 2016 STRING_SPLIT function as well as limitations and performance considerations.



Safeguard to Avoid Costly Mistakes for UPDATE or DELETE Statements in SQL Server Management Studio

Check out this tip to learn how to put an easy safeguard in place to avoid costly mistakes when running UPDATE or DELETE statements.



SQL Server Native Options For Reporting Live Data

We have a set of live data that frequently changes, even though there isn't many data points and we had developers introduce other architectural layers, like caching mechanisms, but these introduced new bugs we hadn't seen before their introduction. If we



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.



SQL Server INFORMATION SCHEMA Tutorial

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.



Performance Tuning Your SQL Server Database and Maybe Even Your Data

In this session, we will go over key performance issues affecting both SQL Server OLTP & OLAP workloads, show how to identify them, and options for correcting them. And while SQL Server has made great strides in improving performance automatically, some fixes are a little less obvious, some fixes require talking to your end users, and sometimes, it’s the data itself that needs to be performance tuned.



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.



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