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Find out which SQL Server instance is consuming most of the CPU

We have a number of SQL Server hosts with multiple SQL Server instances. From time to time we have CPU issues, but we are not sure which instance is causing the issue. How do you find which SQL Server instance is causing CPU pressure on machine with multiple SQL Server instances? Check out this tip for ideas on how to find the correct SQL Server instance which is causing CPU pressure.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/26 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,404 reads

Database Security Survey

A database security survey for a CS student. If you can spare a few minutes, I know he'd appreciate it.   Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,854 reads

Stairway to XML: Level 2 - The XML Data Type

Robert Sheldon describes SQL Server's XML Data Type, and shows that it is as easy to configure a variable, column, or parameter with the XML data type as configuring one of these objects with any other datatype  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/07/18 (first published: 2012/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 13,214 reads

SQL in the City - Seattle 2012

Start the week in Seattle off with a free day of training on Nov 5, 2012 with SQL in the City. Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones and more will be talking SQL Server in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and debate and discuss SQL Server the Red Gate Way.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/10/16 (first published: 2012/09/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql in the city
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,193 reads

DAX Query Basics

In this document I will attempt to talk you through writing your first very simple DAX queries. For the purpose of this document I will query the rather familiar Adventure Works Tabular Cube.   Read more...
By Gary Strange 2013/12/12 (first published: 2012/09/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dax
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 13,862 reads

Meredith Ryan: DBA of the Day

Meredith Ryan – DBA at the Bell Group –was elected by judges and the SQL Server community as the Exceptional DBA of 2012. So who is Meredith, and how did she become a DBA? What makes her exceptional at her work? Simple-Talk sent Richard Morris to investigate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: exceptional dba
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SQLServerCentral Webinar Series #21 - Forgotten Rings & Other Monitoring Stories

Most common monitoring metrics are important and useful, especially over time, but they can fall short. How do you gather information to determine, for example, if you have buffer cache pressure? Register now for the free webinar. Wednesday, October 17 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm BST  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/10/15 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: webinar
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,112 reads

Webinar: Temporary Tables in Oracle and SQL Server

Once again Jonathan Lewis (Oracle Ace Director, OakTable Network) and Grant Fritchey (Microsoft SQL Server MVP) will host a live discussion on Oracle and SQL Server, this time in relation to temporary tables. Will they agree on some common ground? Or will it be an out and out argument? Either way, be prepared for a lively exchange that will not only entertain, but will teach you key concepts on Oracle and SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/10/10 (first published: 2012/09/13) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: webinar
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SQL Database Management Survey

Win one of two $50 Amazon vouchers by entering our database management survey. We’re finding out more about how SQL database professionals are doing backup and recovery, using cloud services and more. Answer the short survey for a chance to win.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/27 (first published: 2012/09/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,544 reads

Why is that SQL Server Instance under stress?

There are several reliable indications, using SQL Queries, of what is causing SQL Server performance problems. Some of these are fairly obvious, but others aren't. Grant shows how you can get clues from any SQL Server as to the cause of stress.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: stress testing
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 3,446 reads

The Importance of Validating Backups

You may think that if your database has backed up without errors, that it's going to restore without errors. Think again, says Paul Randal.  Read more...
By Paul Randal 2013/12/27 (first published: 2012/09/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backups
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Grant’s video warning – backup verification

Grant takes a humorous (but completely serious) look at why you should be regularly verifying your backups. Get top tips for backup and recovery, and protect yourself when disaster strikes. Watch the video  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/21 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: backup / recovery
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Power View Infrastructure Configuration and Installation: Step-by-Step and Scripts

This document contains step-by-step instructions for installing and testing the Microsoft Business Intelligence infrastructure based on SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2010, focused on SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services with Power View. This document describes how to completely install the following scenarios: a standalone instance of SharePoint and Power View with all required components; a new SharePoint farm with the Power View infrastructure; a server with the Power View infrastructure joined to an existing SharePoint farm; installation on a separate computer of client tools; installation of a tabular instance of Analysis Services on a separate instance; and configuration of single sign-on access for double-hop scenarios with and without Kerberos. Scripts are provided for all/most scenarios.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/21 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: powerview
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How to receive Deadlock information automatically via email

Receive Deadlock info from the SQL Error Log every time a deadlock occurs.  Read more...
By Geoff Albin 2014/01/03 (first published: 2010/12/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: deadlock
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 46,144 reads

SQL in the City - Boston 2012

A free day of training in Boston on Oct 8, 2012. Come join Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones and more to talk about SQL Server and how you can work more efficiently.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/21 (first published: 2012/09/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql in the city
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 3,403 reads

Report Builder 3.0: Formatting the Elements in your Report

here is a lot that can be done to make basic tabular reports more readable, using Microsoft's free Report Builder. Rob Sheldon continues his exploration of the power of this tool by showing how to format various elements within reports.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: report builder
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Stairway to XML: Level 1 - Introduction to XML

In this level, Rob Sheldon explains what XML is, and describes the components of an XML document, Elements and Attributes. He explains the basics of tags, entity references, enclosed text, comments and declarations  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/03/26 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 29,604 reads

SQL in the City - Chicago 2012

A free day of training in Chicago on Oct 5, 2012. Join Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones and more to discuss, debate, ask questions, and learn about how to better run your organizations SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/20 (first published: 2012/08/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql in the city
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Improve Your Database Unit Testing Skills and Win Free Stuff

As the SQL Developer community grows to embrace the benefits of test-driven development for databases, so the importance of learning to do it properly increases. One way of learning effective TDD is by the use of code kata – short practice sessions that encourage test-first development in baby steps. I have a limited number of licences for SQL Test to give away free – just for practicing a bit of TDD and telling me about it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/10/10 (first published: 2012/09/19) | Source: Other | Category: test-driven development
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,500 reads

SQL in the City - San Francisco 2012

The city by the bay welcomes Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey and more for a day of debate, discussion and learning about SQL Server. It's free. Just register and join us.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/19 (first published: 2012/08/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql in the city
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,945 reads

Stairway to T-SQL DML Level 11: How to Delete Rows from a Table

You may have data in a database that was inserted into a table by mistake, or you may have data in your tables that is no longer of value. In either case, when you have unwanted data in a table you need a way to remove it. The DELETE statement can be used to eliminate data in a table that is no longer needed. In this article you will see the different ways to use the DELETE statement to identify and remove unwanted data from your SQL Server tables.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2012/09/19 | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,906 reads