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Latest SQL Server Tips

7 Ways to Prepare for a Technical Interview

A common concern or response we hear post interview is I wasn't ready for that level of a technical interview or I didn't do as well on the technical questions as I would've liked. Read this tip to learn how to be prepared.



6 Tips for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

Learn the 6 Tips for Writing a Strong Cover Letter including content, qualifications, excitement, concerns, work examples and formatting.



Applying the Software Development Life Cycle to Your Resume

Many struggle when writing a resume because they lack a strategy for framing their relevant experience in the best possible way, and making modifications depending on roles they apply for, and additions throughout their career. Therefore, we’ve aligned so



15 Traits of Top Performers Webinar Q and A

During our webinar, 15 Traits of Top Performers, we received a number of questions we didn't have time to address. Check out our answers!



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

VMware Guest Based High Availability Clusters - Ways to Protect SQL and Maintain Flexibility

Register for the webinar and join Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Clustering and Datacenter MVP, to discuss ways to protect SQL in a VMware environment without sacrificing IT flexibility or important VMware features, and whether you can have a cluster and multi-site replication with VMware. Bring your thoughts and questions to this interactive session.



Secure SQL Server on AWS EC2 and RDS

In this webcast we will review the Amazon SQL Server Database security features on EC2 and RDS as well as compare and contrast these technologies to an on-premises installation so that you can determine how well they meet your requirements.



Performance considerations when upgrading to PeopleSoft Fluid UI

In this demo learn how the Precise Platform proactively monitors PeopleSoft performance by collecting the real-time status of key performance metrics and comparing them to established thresholds set by your organization. When a potential problem is detected it can send notification in the interface or via email and can even take defined corrective actions.



Save Big by Right Sizing Your SQL Server VMware Environment

According to leading analysts, companies are over-provisioning VMware environments by as much as 80%, wasting tens of thousands of dollars annually in unnecessary server and storage acceleration hardware, VMware and application licenses, and capacity. Under-provisioning is equally problematic – causing performance issues and, putting failovers (and critical applications that rely on them) at risk. Join this webinar to learn simple techniques for ensuring you have the performance and capacity your business needs without over provisioning.



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