Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson continues his series surrounding the DAX financial functions. In this article, he exposes four functions that are popular in the calculation of depreciation and amortization. Those accustomed to these functions within Excel will find the syntax, uses and operation of the functions familiar within the Power BI environment.
This article explains ten ways that SQL Monitor tackles the problem of scaling out the coverage of a single, lightweight monitoring system, and so allows your teams to maintain the health and performance of larger collections of databases and higher numbers of monitored SQL servers.
SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare can be used together, from the command line, to provide a complete build process, or to script out changes to both the database and its development data. For doing this routinely, I find it easiest to script the operation using PowerShell.
Phil Factor takes a staged approach to generating development data, creating one project that simply copies data from an existing database, another that copies most data but generates any personal or sensitive data, and a third that starts from 'anonymized' data and then generates other columns entirely and increase the number of rows for testing.
How can we balance our need to monitor SQL Server performance and operational processes across hundreds of SQL Servers, but also save time by focusing on the highest priority issues?
In this article we look at several ways to find the version of SQL Server that is installed when the SQL Server service is not running.