SQL Server 2016 Tips

Great resources for SQL Server DBAs learning about SQL Server 2016 with these valuable tips, tutorials, how-to's, scripts, and more.

SubCategory Tip Title Author
Analysis Services DBCC Commands for SQL Server Analysis Service 2016 Scott Murray
Auditing SQL Server 2016 Auditing Improvements Rajendra Gupta
Backups SQL Server 2016 Extended Events Detailed Backup Information Rajendra Gupta
Cloud New SQL Server Management Studio Azure Integration Daniel Farina
Column Store Identify the best tables for SQL Server 2016 Columnstore Index Migration Fikrat Azizov
Column Store SQL Server 2016 Columnstore Index Enhancements - System Views for Disk-Based Tables Marios Philippopoulos
Configuration SQL Server 2016 Database Scoped Configuration Options Rajendra Gupta
Configuration SQL Server 2016 Database Scoped Configurations for MAXDOP, Procedure Cache and Cross Database Queries Rajendra Gupta
Constraints SQL Server 2016 Online ALTER COLUMN Operation Ahmad Yaseen
Data Including NULL Values in JSON Output in SQL Server 2016 Rajendra Gupta
Data JSON Support in SQL Server 2016 Daniel Calbimonte
Data Validation SQL Server 2016 New Date Objects John Miner
DBCC CHECKDB Consistency Checks for SQL Server Analysis Services Rajendra Gupta
Development Advanced JSON Techniques in SQL Server - Part 1 Aaron Bertrand
Development Advanced JSON Techniques in SQL Server - Part 2 Aaron Bertrand
Development Advanced JSON Techniques in SQL Server - Part 3 Aaron Bertrand
Development Generate more data for the Wide World Importers sample SQL Server databases Koen Verbeeck
Development Install SQL Server 2016 Sample Database: Wide World Importers Data Warehouse Koen Verbeeck
Development Installing new SQL Server sample databases: WideWorldImporters Koen Verbeeck
Development Introducing JSON for SQL Server 2016 Babu Akkandi
Development Phase out CONTEXT_INFO() in SQL Server 2016 with SESSION_CONTEXT() Aaron Bertrand
Development T-SQL Enhancements introduced in SQL Server 2016 Koen Verbeeck
DMV SQL Server 2016 Exec Query Stats DMV Enhancements Ahmad Yaseen
Encryption Understand the Limitations of SQL Server Dynamic Data Masking Aaron Bertrand
Exam - Azure Architecture Troubleshoot SQL Server Function Performance with the sys.dm_exec_function_stats DMV Daniel Farina
High Availability Identify Candidate Tables for SQL Server 2016 Stretch Databases Aaron Bertrand
Import Easily Import CSV Files with R in SQL Server 2016 Jeffrey Yao
Installation Download and Install SQL Server 2016 Sample Databases WideWorldImporters and WideWorldImportersDW Rajendra Gupta
Installation SQL Server 2016 Installation Changes Rajendra Gupta
Installation SQL Server 2016 RC0 Installation and Configuration Changes Rajendra Gupta
Integration Services Integration Services Logging Levels in SQL Server 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services 2016 Control Flow Templates Introduction Koen Verbeeck
Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services 2016 Incremental Package Deployment Koen Verbeeck
Integration Services What's New in Integration Services 2016 - Part 2 Koen Verbeeck
Integration Services What's New in SQL Server Integration Services 2016 - Part 1 Koen Verbeeck
JSON Advanced Techniques to Transform Relational Data to JSON in SQL Server 2016 Parvathy Natraj
JSON Transforming JSON Data to Relational Data in SQL Server 2016 Parvathy Natraj
Maintenance Plans SQL Server 2016 Database Maintenance Plan Improvements Rajendra Gupta
New Features New Features in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 Aaron Bertrand
New Features SQL Server 2016 Features in CTP2 Koen Verbeeck
New Features SQL Server 2016 Launch Date Announced - Be Ready Jeremy Kadlec
Parameter Sniffing SQL Server 2016 Parameter Sniffing as a Database Scoped Configuration Rajendra Gupta
Performance Getting Per Session Wait Statistics in SQL Server 2016 Daniel Farina
Performance In Memory OLTP Changes in SQL Server 2016 Rajendra Gupta
Performance Live Query Statistics in SQL Server 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Performance SQL Server 2016 Compare Showplan Option Brady Upton
Performance SQL Server 2016 Sort Order Batch Processing Mode Ahmad Yaseen
Reporting Common Issues with R Services Packages Vitor Montalvao
Reporting Create a Treemap Graph in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Customize the SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Parameter Pane Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Exporting SQL Server Reporting Services Reports to PowerPoint Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Generate charts rapidly with SQL Server using R and T-SQL Siddharth Mehta
Reporting Getting started with R scripts and R visuals in Power BI Desktop Junaith Haja
Reporting How to create a heat map graph in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Reporting How to create a Sunburst Graph in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Managing Packages in R Services Vitor Montalvao
Reporting Setup R Services for SQL Server 2016 Vitor Montalvao
Reporting SQL Server 2016 R Services: Display R plots in Reporting Services Koen Verbeeck
Reporting SQL Server 2016 R Services: Executing R code in Revolution R Enterprise Koen Verbeeck
Reporting SQL Server 2016 R Services: Executing R code in SQL Server Koen Verbeeck
Reporting SQL Server 2016 R Services: Guide for Client Configuration Koen Verbeeck
Reporting SQL Server 2016 R Services: Guide for Server Configuration Koen Verbeeck
Reporting SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Mobile Report Scott Murray
Reporting SQL Server Data Access Using R Part 1 Derek Colley
Reporting SQL Server Data Access Using R Part 2 Derek Colley
Reporting SQL Server Data Access Using R Part 3 Derek Colley
Reporting SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Subscription Enhancements Scott Murray
Reporting Unable to communicate with the runtime for 'R' script in SQL Server Vitor Montalvao
Reporting Visual SQL Server Performance Data Comparison with R Jeffrey Yao
Reporting What's New for BI in SQL Server 2016 Webcast Q&A Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Services What's New in Reporting Services 2016 - Part 2 Koen Verbeeck
Reporting Services What's New in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Koen Verbeeck
Scripts Execute Python Scripts with Management Studio to Securely Import Data into SQL Server Rick Dobson
Scripts Import Historical Stock Prices into SQL Server using Python Rick Dobson
Scripts Installing Python and Running Python Scripts from SQL Server SSMS Rick Dobson
Security Beware of Side-Channel Attacks in Row-Level Security in SQL Server 2016 Aaron Bertrand
Security Implement Row Level Security Natively with SQL Server 2016 Daniel Farina
Security SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Block and Filter Predicates Example Rajendra Gupta
Security SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Example Rajendra Gupta
Security SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Introduction Aaron Bertrand
Security SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Limitations, Performance and Troubleshooting Aaron Bertrand
Security Test Performance Overhead of SQL Server Row Level Security Ben Snaidero
Security Use Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server Management Studio Automatic Updates for SQL Server Management Studio Daniel Farina
SQL Server Management Studio Install SQL Server Management Studio with Web Installer without Internet Access Daniel Farina
SQL Server Management Studio New Features in SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016 Daniel Farina
Statistics Auto Update Statistics Enhancement in SQL Server 2016 Ahmad Yaseen
Storage SQL Server 2016 Trace Flags 1118 and 1117 for Page Allocations Rajendra Gupta
System Objects SQL Server sp_execute_external_script Stored Procedure Examples Vitor Montalvao
T-SQL New Drop If Exists Syntax in SQL Server 2016 John Miner
T-SQL SQL Server 2016 Regular Expressions with the R Language Jeffrey Yao
Tools SQL Server 2016 Sample Workload Tools Rajendra Gupta
Troubleshooting SQL Server Launchpad service cannot be started Vitor Montalvao
Troubleshooting Timeout when starting SQL Server Launchpad service Vitor Montalvao
Upgrade ColumnStore Index Recommendations using SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor Mohammed Moinudheen
Upgrade Prepare for an Upgrade with the SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor Aaron Bertrand
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