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Exam material for the Microsoft 70-535, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Read this tip to find resources that will be helpful to pass Microsoft exam 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

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MSSQLTips.com Author and Rookie of 2017

Check out the MSSQLTips.com Author and Rookie of 2017. Congrats to all of the authors that completed for this award!

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Overview and Benefits of the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) Program

Check out this tip to learn about the Microsoft Certified Educator program.

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Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Overview

Get all of your questions answered for the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP).

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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5 Easy SQL Server Query Performance Boosters

This session will teach you how to identify common, easy-to-fix SQL Server performance issues and then show you how to fix them. Become a performance tuning hero without even breaking a sweat.

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Demystify Database Development with Aqua Data Studio

Join Devin Gallagher to learn how the Aqua Data Studio IDE helps developers improve database applications across diverse platforms.

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Improve the Performance of SQL Server Services with SQL BI Manager

IDERA’s Rey Rios will demonstrate how SQL BI Manager provides comprehensive monitoring of SSAS, SSRS and SSIS and the servers they reside on.

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SQL Server Database Administration Checklist

In this webcast we look at the fundamental database administration tasks that should be performed and give you some pointers as how to best address some of these tasks.

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