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Microsoft SQL Server Exam 70-466 - Implementing Data Models and Reports Preparation Materials

Check out these books, videos, links and advice you to prepare for the Microsoft SQL Server exam 70-466 - Implementing Data Models and Reports.



Applying for a SQL Server job even when you do not meet all the requirements

Very few applicants in the IT world have 100% of the skills listed on a job description. This isnít necessarily a hindrance, here are some recommendations and best practices to address those skills gaps.



SQL Server DBA Phone Interview Questions

The phone interview. It has tales of bringing normally rationale people to a terrified state. I have even heard of a DBA that was so worried about a SQL Server phone interview that 'they just happened to be in the office park' where the company was loca



MSSQLTips.com Author and Rookie of 2015

Check out the 17 MSSQLTips.com Authors competing for the Author and Rookie of 2015.



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

Monitor servers, VMs, network devices, and applications from a unified dashboard with Uptime Infrastructure Monitor

Proactively monitor physical servers, virtual machines, network devices, applications, and services across multiple platforms running on-premise, remotely, or in the Cloud. Uptime Infrastructure Monitor provides a unified view of IT environment health and a GUI that is easily customizable, with a drag and drop dashboard design. Create private IT dashboards, team dashboards (server team, application team, capacity team, etc.), and a NOC for the entire datacenter in minutes.



Leveraging compression for SQL Server performance

Indexing is king when it comes to achieving the highest levels of performance in SQL Server. When indexing is correctly combined with compression you can gain significant advantages. During this session, we will demo how to query dynamic management views (DMVs) to identify the right objects on which to implement compression, ways to measure performance and identify impact on memory and other resources.



Modern Strategies for SQL Server Disaster Recovery

The traditional SQL Server footprint is becoming less defined with the hybridization of storage and the mingling of on-premise infrastructure with the cloud which adds further complexity to your backup and recovery strategy. In this webinar we will have three experts talk about a complete solution for modern SQL Server Disaster Recovery requirements. This solution is designed to provide high performance with flash storage, reliability, and the ability to take advantage of the cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure.



Announcing Extraordinary SQL Optimization: Advanced Machine Learning Analytics Meets SQL Server Domain Insight

Join this webinar for the announcement of a new way to understand difficult performance problems in complex VMware environments and how infrastructure behavior correlates with MS SQL Server performance events. See how a new offering from SIOS and SQL Sentry is unleashing the power of machine learning and deep domain insight to understand anomalies, impact to workloads and deliver instantaneous recommendations to solve problems.



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