Atif Shehzad

Atif Shehzad
Atif Shehzad is a passionate SQL Server DBA, technical reviewer and article author.

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Atif Shehzad is a passionate DBA currently serving at Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL). He is also the technical reviewer of Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. His main areas of interest are SQL Server database design, best practices, performance optimization, security/permissions and Reporting Services. He blogs his SQL Server notes on DBDigger. Find him on Google Plus, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Category Tip Title
Backup Copy Only Backup for SQL Server
Backup SQL Server Backup History Analysis
Compression Data Compression Using the SQL Server Vardecimal Storage Format
Constraints SQL Server Foreign Key Update and Delete Rules
Database Administration Move SQL Server transaction log files to a different location via TSQL and SSMS
Database Administration Overview of the SQL Server Browser service
Database Administration Using Multiple Filegroups for a Database and Changing the Default Filegroup
Database Administration Using SQL Server meta data to list tables that make up views
Database Design Getting started with SQL Server database diagrams
Database Design SQL Server User Defined Data Types, Rules and Defaults
Database Design Using Computed Columns in SQL Server with Persisted Values
DBA Best Practices Best practices for SQL Server database ALTER table operations
DBA Best Practices Best practices for working with read only databases in SQL Server
Disaster Recovery Restoring SQL Server system databases msdb and model
Disaster Recovery Using the Emergency State for a Corrupt SQL Server Database
Functions User Defined UDF Generate a parameter list for all SQL Server stored procedures and functions
Indexing How to create indexes on computed columns in SQL Server
Maintenance Changing passwords for logins used with SQL Server maintenance plans
Maintenance Creating SQL Server password protected backups and cleanup tasks
Partitioning Creating a table with horizontal partitioning in SQL Server
Performance Tuning Analyzing the SQL Server Plan Cache
Performance Tuning SQL Server Schema Binding and Indexed Views
Performance Tuning Using schema binding to improve SQL Server UDF performance
Security Configure Windows Firewall to Work with SQL Server
Security Options for hiding SQL Server code
Security Understanding and dealing with orphaned users in a SQL Server database
SQL Server Agent Analyzing SQL Agent Job and Job Step History in SQL Server
SQL Server Agent How to setup and manage SQL Server Agent shared job schedules
SQL Server Agent SQL Server Agent Job Management Scripts
SQL Server Management Studio Auto Generate Change Scripts in SSMS for Tables
SQL Server Management Studio Customizing the Status Bar for each SQL Server SSMS Connection
SQL Server Management Studio Get script for every action in SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Management Studio Maximizing work space with SSMS by using separate results tabs
SQL Server Management Studio Saving changes is not permitted in SQL Server Management Studio error
SQL Server Management Studio SSMS Timeout Expired Error When Making Changes To a Table
SQL Server Management Studio Configuration Easier way to read your TSQL code in SSMS with word wrap feature
SQL Server Management Studio Configuration Import and Export Registered SQL Servers To Other Machines
SQL Server Management Studio Configuration Registering SQL Server instances for easier management
Synonyms Benefits and limitations of using synonyms in SQL Server 2005
Triggers Prevent accidental update or delete commands of all rows in a SQL Server table
Triggers Using INSTEAD OF triggers in SQL Server for DML operations
TSQL Dropping multiple SQL Server objects with a single DROP statement
TSQL Getting creative with Computed Columns in SQL Server
TSQL When to use SET vs SELECT when assigning values to variables in SQL Server
Upgrades and Migrations Generate scripts for SQL Server object migration
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