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Growing Your SQL Server Skills without Breaking the Bank

Learning more about SQL Server doesn't have to cost a small fortune. If you're willing to invest the time, you can learn.   Read more...
By Mike Hillwig 2015/01/02 (first published: 2013/08/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: learning
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A Beginners Look at Hadoop

Hadoop has been making a lot of noise in the Big Data world. Despite my lack of Linux experience I decided to take the plunge and this is what I found.  Read more...
By David Poole 2015/01/01 (first published: 2013/06/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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Byte Me: Out With the Old

A scheduled task.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/01/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with HDInsight - Part 3 - Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud

In this tip we will look at two different ways of creating an HDInsight Cluster: Creating an HDInsight Cluster through Azure Management Portal, and creating an HDInsight Cluster through Windows Azure PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure
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Stairway to SQL Server Automated Database Testing Level 1: Why You Need TDD

The first article in this Stairway Series makes the case for test-driven development.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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The 2015 Plan

As we look to the new year, Steve Jones wonders what improvements you might be planning for your career.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/12/31 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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SQL Server Data Import System to Alert For Missed Imports

In this tip Tim Smith looks at how to set up a system that allows automatic notification if a process doesn't import new data into SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: import
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Create stunning visualizations with Power View in 20 minutes or less!

Learn about Microsoft’s latest end-user BI reporting tool, Power View, and create animated graphs that impress your boss!  Read more...
By Amir Charania 2014/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: power view
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2014: The Review

Steve Jones looks back at 2014 from a data perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Database Build Automation – The First Step to Continuous Integration

So you're keen to take the first steps to the continuous integration of your database. You have to start by getting your database into source control. You can then begin to automate your build processes in order to generate and test a database. By doing this regularly, you'll be much better prepared for the deployment process because you'll have solved integration issues when they happen, and facilitated the broader testing process.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: automation
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Moving On

Today Steve Jones talks about the inevitable event where someone leaves their job.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2014 Checklist for Performance

A checklist to help optimize the performance of SQL Server   Read more...
By Rudy Panigas 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance
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SQL Server Reporting Services Add Calculated Series to a Graph

In order to analyze the data in a line chart better, we want to add trendlines to the graph, such as a weighted average. Here's how to add a "calculated series" to a line chart easily in SQL Server Reporting Services.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/29 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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Beware the Small Things

Minor disasters can become major ones quickly.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Saturday #363 - Nashville, TN

SQL Saturday is coming to Nashville on January 17 for a free day of SQL Server training and networking. There will also be paid-for pre-cons to this event on Thursday and Friday, so register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/12/29 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Parsing HTML to SQL using SQLDOM

It is simple to parse HTML directly to SQL, manipulate, and render back to HTML using SQLDOM  Read more...
By David Rueter 2014/12/26 (first published: 2012/04/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: html
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Getting Started with HDInsight - Part 2 - Introduction to Azure HDInsight PowerShell

PowerShell is a very popular and powerful feature in the Microsoft stack. It is extensively used for development, deployment and administration across various ecosystems like SQL Server, SharePoint, Azure Cloud and others. PowerShell cmdlets are available for HDInsight as well and in this tip we will take a look at fundamental aspects of Microsoft Azure PowerShell for HDInsight.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/26 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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The Rich Rewards of Tuning SQL

The next time you are tempted to hammer a performance problem with hardware, why not instead invest that time in hammering and refining your SQL queries? There are rich rewards to be had.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2014/12/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy Holidays

Holiday wishes from Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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