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SQL Saturday #305: Dallas, BA Edition

Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, as both business analysts and IT professionals come to learn and network with experts for the first SQLSaturday Business Analytics edition. Please register while space is available  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/18 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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SQL Server Performance Tuning Using Wait Statistics: A Beginner's Guide

This beginner's guide to Wait Stats by Jonathan Kehayias and Erin Stellato is a free PDF download brought to you by SQL Skills and Simple-Talk.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: wait statistics
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Unexpected View Performance

Views that use implicit conversion to return result sets may use a different query plan than the statement executed in query analyzer.  Read more...
By Thom Bolin 2014/04/18 (first published: 2011/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: views
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Call for participants in deployment process research

The Red Gate Database Delivery team is looking for people willing to participate in UX sessions for an exciting, brand new product, with $50 Amazon vouchers for participants.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: research
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XML Schema validation in SQL Server

An introduction to the XML Schema Collection and XML validation.  Read more...
By Eirikur Eiriksson 2014/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Explaining the Calculations of Probability and Importance for Complex Association Rules in SSAS

The output from the Association Rules data mining model in SSAS 2012 can be difficult to understand, especially when the generated rules become more complex. In this tip we go through an example to provide a better understanding.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssas
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 9: Understanding Jobs and Security

Security is a confusing topic to many, especially when it comes to understanding what rights are needed to monitor and use SQL Server Agent. This article will examine the rights and roles used for SQL Server Agent, as well as the security context requirements for jobs.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/04/16 (first published: 2012/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Dynamic Management Views

Greg Larsen provides a quick primer of the new Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) to help you better understand and manage your In-Memory OLTP tables and your Instances that support In-Memory OLTP tables.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/16 | Source: Database Journal | Category: in-memory oltp
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/20 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Table size (MB)

This metric is useful if you want to know exactly how much physical space a particular table is taking up, including the size of its indexes. If a database is growing quickly within a short time and you suspect a certain table is responsible, you can monitor its actual size, or the rate at which it is increasing.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/15 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: sql monitor
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Why every SQL Server installation should be a cluster

In this article, I’ll attempt to “convince” you that every SQL Server you put into production should be a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI).  Read more...
By Francis Apel 2014/04/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cluster
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SQL Server Backup Crib Sheet

Robyn Page's crib sheet was a Simple-Talk classic, providing a terse but thorough roadmap of all of the important SQL Server backup-related considerations. It returns, newly revised for SQL Server 2014.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: backup
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SQL Server 2014 Key Features and Enhancements

SQL Server 2014 comes with a set of enhancements as compared to its processors that brings a lot of business benefits to the applications in OLTP and OLAP environments. This articles highlights a few key enhancements that are built into the product.  Read more...
By Suresh Yaram 2014/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: in-memory option
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SQL Server Reporting Services Embedding .NET Code for Report Formatting and Error Handling

I want to embed code into my SQL Server Reporting Servers (SSRS) to allow special formatting for report output. How do I implement and deploy this code and what functionality can use this embedded code?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: error handling
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The DBA Detective: Disturbing Developments

Originally one of the articles in the first DBA Team series, Grant wonders what Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett would have done if asked to write technical articles for Simple-Talk. He came up with the DBA detective, hard-boiled Joe Dee Beay.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database administrator
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SQL Saturday #285 Atlanta

SQL Saturday will come to Atlanta on May 3, 2014. This is a free, full-day event of SQL Server training and networking. SQL Saturday #285 also has 3 (paid for) pre-con sessions available run by Kalen Delaney, Teo Lachev, and Denny Cherry. Make sure to register for SQL Saturday while spaces are available.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/11 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Paging Doctor Powershell

Use Powershell to create a single script that checks over your server and every SQL instance on it to help pinpoint problems.  Read more...
By Zach Mattson 2014/04/11 (first published: 2011/04/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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