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Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business Intelligence Career

In this tip Koen Verbeeck shares things he has learned over the years related to business intelligence that he wish he knew when he first started working with SQL Server.



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Things I know now that I wish I knew when I started as a SQL Server DBA

In this article Jeffrey Yao shares things he has learned over the years as a SQL Server DBA that he wish he knew when he started out working as a DBA.



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Resume Cookbook for Technology Job Seekers

We've found that writing a resume continues to be the biggest pain point for job seekers, followed closely by interviewing and effectively applying for positions so your resume gets seen and you get an interview request! In this cookbook, we're excited to



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Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My SQL Server Career

In this tip I want to point out a few of the concepts that I wish I had spent more time researching earlier on in my SQL Server career and provide my reasoning and some links to further reading.



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How to Build an Efficient Request Process for SQL Server DBAs

Take a look at some of these DBA request examples and things you could do to improve your request process.



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Study material for exam AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

In this article there are several links and resources to help you prepare for exam AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure.



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Study material for exam AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

In this tip we provide many links and resources you can use to help study and pass exam AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security.



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The all new Microsoft Learn for Azure, SQL Server and more

In this article we cover the new Microsoft Learn website and some of the features to help you learn about different platforms like Azure, SQL Server and more.



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 SELECT Tutorial

If you are starting to learn the T-SQL language then starting with the SELECT statement makes a great deal of sense. The SELECT statement is the core command to access data in SQL Server.



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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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SQL Server Stored Procedure Tutorial

A stored procedure is nothing more than prepared SQL code that you save so you can reuse the code over and over again. So if you think about a query that you write over and over again, instead of having to write that query each time you would save it as a stored procedure and then just call the stored procedure to execute the SQL code that you saved as part of the stored procedure. In this tutorial we cover how to create stored procedures in SQL Server.



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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.



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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Tutorial

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a tool that we use to perform ETL operations; i.e. extract, transform and load data. In this tutorial we will step through a number of topics that you need to understand in order to successfully build an SSIS package.



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SQL Server Reporting Services Tutorial

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a feature included in the SQL Server product. We use SSRS to design, develop, test, and deploy reports. In this tutorial we will step through a number of topics that you need to understand to successfully build and deployt a report.



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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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Cross-Platform Database Performance Monitoring

Most organizations have more than one database platform, yet the challenge of finding and solving performance issues remains the same. Learn how the SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) provides a unique approach to database performance management incorporating machine learning and wait-based analysis.



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Storage and High Availability Options for SQL Server in the Cloud

This webinar will cover best practices for optimizing cloud storage and cost, how to leverage the cloud for disaster recovery, availability options and requirements for SQL Server and key factors to consider in your selection.



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