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Exam material for the Microsoft 70-767 - Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse

Learn how to prepare for the Microsoft 70-767 on Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse including books, videos and study materials.

Building a Strong Reference List to Get You Hired

Learn eight recommendations for obtaining and supplying professional references to improve your chances of getting hired for your next SQL Server opportunity.

Microsoft 70-765 Exam Materials - Provisioning SQL Databases

Learn how prepare for and pass the Microsoft 70-765 Exam on Provisioning SQL Databases which is predominantly related to the Azure SQL platform.

Effectively Pursuing Remote SQL Server Jobs

In this article we discuss key things you should know if you want to land a SQL Server job where you can work remotely.

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

The Evolution of the Database Administrator

Today’s DBA wears many hats. They are asked to monitor, maintain, diagnose and tune database environments and often need to expand these tasks to multiple database platforms. In this session we will discuss the evolution of database platforms and the emergence of new database technologies and how this impacts the role of Today’s DBA.

Database Migration to the Cloud with Zero Downtime

Cloud adoption for enterprise databases is in full swing. Whether it is production databases supporting mission critical applications or for High Availability or Disaster Recovery, the Cloud is on nearly every enterprise roadmap. Attend this webcast to learn more.

Protect Your SQL Server Data in the Cloud

SQL Server MVP Joey D'Antoni will discuss how enterprises are currently providing high availability and disaster recovery protection for their SQL Server applications and data in the cloud using real-world examples. Joey will share his experiences with deploying SQL Server in the cloud and conclude with a live Q&A session.

The Essential SQL Server Administration Toolset

A comprehensive range of software tools is essential for completing common database administration tasks. In this webcast we will cover SQL Admin Toolset which provides 24 essential tools to diagnose, analyze, and administer SQL Server instances.

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