Armando Prato

Armando Prato
Armando Prato has close to 30 years of industry experience and has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5.

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Armando is a database architect and developer who has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has close to 30 years of industry experience.and he has architected database solutions across a wide variety of industry verticals including manufacturing, education, consumer, security, and retail. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and volunteering.
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Backup Purging MSDB Backup and Restore History from SQL Server
Constraints Avoid Untrusted Constraints in SQL Server
Constraints Enforcing business rules using SQL Server CHECK constraints
Constraints Should I Use a UNIQUE Constraint or a Unique Index in SQL Server?
Constraints The Importance of SQL Server Foreign Keys
Constraints Working with DEFAULT constraints in SQL Server
Data Types SQL Server Data Type Precedence
Database Administration Maintaining SQL Server database metadata to identify object changes
Database Administration Using SQLCMD to Execute Multiple SQL Server Scripts
Database Console Commands DBCCs Use DBCC UPDATEUSAGE to get accurate SQL Server space allocation
Database Console Commands DBCCs Using DBCC PAGE to Examine SQL Server Table and Index Data
Dates SQL Server Function to Determine a Leap Year
DBA Best Practices Best practices for taking on the SQL Server DBA role as a developer
Dynamic SQL Using the CASE expression instead of dynamic SQL in SQL Server
Fragmentation and Index Maintenance Auto Grow, Auto Shrink and Physical File Fragmentation in SQL Server
Fragmentation and Index Maintenance Efficiently Rebuild SQL Server Clustered Indexes with DROP_EXISTING
Identities Auto generated SQL Server keys with the uniqueidentifier or IDENTITY
Identities Generating On Demand Sequential Values in SQL Server
Identities Properly Capturing Identity Values in a SQL Server Database
Indexing Avoid Index Redundancy in SQL Server Tables
Locking and Blocking Optimistic Locking in SQL Server using the ROWVERSION Data Type
Locking and Blocking Processing Data Queues in SQL Server with READPAST and UPDLOCK
Monitoring Killing a SPID and Checking Rollback progress in SQL Server
Query Optimization Are Your SQL Server Application Queries Wasting Memory
Query Plans How to use a SQL Server Plan Guide to Tune Queries
Referential Integrity Foreign Key vs. Trigger Referential Integrity in SQL Server
SQL Server Management Studio Installing SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports
Stored Procedures Automatically Running Stored Procedures at SQL Server Startup
Stored Procedures Creating Your Own SQL Server System Stored Procedures
Triggers Forcing Trigger Firing Order in SQL Server
Views Abstract Data with SQL Server Views, Stored Procedures and Functions
Views Table changes not automatically reflected in a SQL Server View
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SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Overview of SSDT SQL Project Tutorial
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial SSDT SQL project using Visual Studio 2012
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Creating a table in SSDT
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Add a stored procedure in SSDT
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Insert inital seed data into the table in SSDT
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Publish the database using SSDT
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial What files are generated from SSDT?
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Define a publish profile for SSDT
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) SQL Project Tutorial Refactoring existing database objects using SSDT
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SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Database Design Best Practices Tutorial
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Logical Data Model
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Database Data Types
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Primary Key
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Clustered Index
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Constraint Unique and Default
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Non Clustered Index Example
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Prepared Statement
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Convert Cursor to Set Based
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Index Not Being Used
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial SQL Server Temp Table vs Table Variable
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial Create SQL Server Trigger
SQL Server Database Development Tutorial Get Free SQL Tips - SQL Server Database Development Tutorial
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Visual Studio 2010 Overview Tutorial
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Creating A New Database Project
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Defining Database Properties
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Defining Deployment Properties
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Adding Tables To A Database Project
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Adding Additional Objects To A Database Project
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Working With Pre and Post Deployment Scripts
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Setting Build and Deploy Properties
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Building and Deploying a Database
Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Tutorial Refactoring A Database After Deployment
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