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Latest SQL Server Tips

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What Employers Want to See in an IT resume

Learn how to make your resume stand out and be found by Applicant Tracking Systems that search for keywords.

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Re-Working Your Resume? Ask Yourself These Questions First!

Take a look at this article for some tips on building a better resume.

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Exam 70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with the Microsoft Azure Stack

In this tip we cover several useful resources to help you prepare for Microsoft exam 70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack.

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A 6-Step Process to Build a Strong Resume

Take a look at this tip to learn how to create a better resume that will get you noticed.

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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SQL Server in The Cloud: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Azure, AWS and Google

If you are considering moving your SQL Server instances to "The Cloud" you will need to have a plan in place for both high availability and disaster recovery. In this webinar, we will examine the three top public cloud providers and what they have to offer.

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Quickly fix index and query performance problems with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Attend this webinar to learn how to monitor and diagnose the performance of SQL Server indexes and queries multiple different ways (such as viewing query signatures, query statements, query history, query waits, query execution plans, worst offenders, and prescriptive workload analysis) in a SQL Server environment with IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager.

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Quickly Fix Application Performance Problems for the .NET Technology Stack with Precise

Attend this webcast to learn how Precise for .NET can help you resolve application problems before they affect the organization.

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Surprise! Welcome to Your First Cloud Bill

One of the many promises of cloud computing is that it can be more cost-effective than traditional on-premises data centers. However, when many organizations migrate their workloads to the cloud, they experience sticker shock in the first couple of months. In this webinar you will learn about the whys and the hows into making your cloud investments more effective.

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