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Untangle TempDB Performance with SQL Diagnostic Manager - Free Webinar

SQL Server Professional Development Tips and Tricks

Latest SQL Server Tips

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SQL Server Backup Interview Questions

Prepare for your next SQL Server interview with these backup questions and answers.

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Interview Questions and Answers – Part 2

Get up to speed on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for your next interview.

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Interview Questions and Answers – Part 1

Learn about SQL Server AlwaysOn through interview questions and answers related to configurations, daily operations and more.

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Meeting Preparation for SQL Server Projects

Learn how to prepare for technical meetings including knowing your environment, being calm, business values, solution focus and more.

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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Sync up your SQL Server Schema

Join IDERA’s Devin Gallagher as he demonstrates how Aqua Data Studio effectively correlates the DDL of schema objects from different databases in an easy-to-navigate graphical interface.

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Do you need to manage SQL Server instances in hybrid environments?

Join IDERA’s Justin Wilkes to learn how to monitor the performance of SQL Server for physical, virtual, and cloud environments with SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server.

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Don’t Be the Next Data Breach - How to Secure SQL Server in the Cloud

In this webinar, we'll show you how to use DxOdyssey to create discreet, encrypted, application-specific tunnels to secure your multi-site/multi-cloud operations.

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Are your SQL Server databases suffering from deadlocks?

Join IDERA’s Todd Phillipe to learn how to monitor, alert, diagnose, and report on deadlocks with SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server.

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