Bert Wagner

SQL Server Quick Tips

Earlier this year I made a series of videos that were played before the start of several DBA Fundamentals presentations. These videos gave viewers something SQL related to watch while the...


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Tracking Who Last Changed a Row

This post is a response to this month’s T-SQL Tuesday #118 prompt by Kevin Chant.  T-SQL Tuesday is a way for the SQL Server community to share ideas about different database and professional...


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SQL Server Execution Plan Operators

Watch this week’s Execution Plan Operators episode on YouTube. SQL Server Execution Plan Operators When examining a query’s execution plan, certain operators tend to crop up over and over...

2019-08-26 (first published: )

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Execution Plans: Statistics

Watch this week’s Statistics video on YouTube. Last week we looked at what execution plans are and how you can view them. This week I want to discuss what data...

2019-08-12 (first published: )

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SELECT Expression Execution Order

Watch this week’s episode on YouTube! Today I want to share with you an interesting observation I made about SELECT expression execution order. I was working on writing a...

2019-07-23 (first published: )

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SQL Server 2019 on Docker no longer runs as root by default


In my home lab I have an Ubuntu virtual machine that runs both SQL...

SQL Server 2019 – Compatibility Level in Azure


I am not sure when this became available but for Azure SQL Database 150...

When using Powershell to control Azure the Cloud Shell doesn’t require an additional login.


When studying Azure one of the things you’ll be asked to learn is the...

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