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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.


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

Building a Successful Job Search Strategy

In this webcast, we’ll discuss our top recommendations for a successful online candidate branding and job search strategy.

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.

Real Time Performance Issues? Time to Get Precise!

Who hasn't heard this complaint? "Our system is running slowly right now." It's a universal challenge across every industry, but the solution is often unique. That's mostly because enterprise systems grow more complex by the day. That makes troubleshooting increasingly difficult. Join us to learn more about how to analyze the complete IT stack and solve today's performance issues.

Deploying SQL in the Cloud: 5 Things You Need to Know

Register for this webinar to learn five key tips that can save you money and ensure you get the most value from your cloud deployment. Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Clusters and Datacenter MVP and Tony Tomarchio, Director, Field Engineering SIOS Technology will share the insights they have gained from helping hundreds of companies deploy SQL in cloud environments. Learn how to save thousands of dollars in licensing costs, eliminate complexity in your deployment process, and provide easy, cost efficient high availability and disaster protection.

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