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Latest SQL Server Tips

Composing a Strong Post Interview Thank You Letter

Many job seekers question whether sending a follow up note after an interview is still a good practice. Read more to learn what we think.

Study material for Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Exam 70-467

Review the exam study materials for Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Exam 70-467 in this tip.

MSSQLTips.com Author and Rookie of 2016

In 2016, we had 25 different authors that qualified for either the Author of the Year or the Rookie of the Year. Check out the list of contenders and winners.

Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server exam 70-465 study materials

I am studying for Microsoft exam 70-465, Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and I'd like to know what materials I can use to study to pass this exam.

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

Share the Love with Data Model Change Management with ER/Studio

IDERA’s Ron Huizenga will demonstrate how ER/Studio can help data modelers track changes and associate them with user stories and tasks, including JIRA integration.

Building a Successful Database Security Model

In this webinar we’ll look at how to start with a set of security requirements and develop a logical but complete model to protect the data for your application, including handling multiple tiers of access.

Improve Database Performance Beyond Explain Plans with Rapid SQL and DB Optimizer

Are you looking for ways to improve your database performance? Can you identify and analyze which queries are impacting operations? Attend this webcast to learn how to improve performance with Rapid SQL and DB Optimizer.

Need a clear path to database health? What if you had a GPS for SQL Tuning?

We have all come to rely on our favorite navigation tool to help us find the quickest and easiest route to our destination. Using a GPS device to map our way has even saved a few marriages. As a SQL Server professional, what if you could use similar technology to find the fastest path to database health and performance? Join this informative webinar to learn how.

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