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Category: SQL Server

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2017

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2017

Find out the build number of each SQL Server 2017 build as it is released, discover where to download, and how to get details on new fixes and features.

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio in the new release cycle approach; locate previous versions.

Seeing Memory Pressure Affect SQL Server Performance in SentryOne

Seeing Memory Pressure Affect SQL Server Performance in SentryOne

We all know (or should know) that SQL Server wants a lot of memory – in fact, it wants all of it. The more memory you allocate to SQL Server, the better the performance of the server (in general.) So it's important to know when you have memory pressure, whether it comes from internal or

T-SQL Tuesday #99: Missing Indexes and Index Key Order

T-SQL Tuesday #99: Missing Indexes and Index Key Order

Welcome to the 99th edition of T-SQL Tuesday, hosted this month by friend (and coworker) Aaron Bertrand. We were given a choice and I decided to dive into Aaron's Index of T-SQL bad habits to find my inspiration. I knew I found a winner when I saw Aaron's "Don't just blindly create those "missing" indexes!"

When Troubleshooting Performance Start with the Big Picture

When Troubleshooting Performance Start with the Big Picture

Allen White blogs about one of the great benefits of SQL Sentry: it presents you with an overall picture of the server's performance, allowing you to see what's going on as a whole, and then allowing you to drill into the areas that may be of concern.

Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar "Preventing SQL Server Performance Problems Before They Hit Production" on Feb 8th

Kevin Kline describes a new Webinar featuring Sabin IO. If you're a DBA who must remedy poor performance on a SQL Server, or a Developer responsible for writing fast and dependable code, then you'll want to attend this session.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 2, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016 updates.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 is now at its final build: Service Pack 4. See what you should know before deploying and find out what's been in each release over its lifetime.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.

Top 7 Things Every DBA Should Do Before They Go On Holiday

MS MVP Kevin Kline walks through two ways to prepare for a peaceful and uninterrupted holiday: technology and process. The former involves things we can do with our databases to make our lives easier while away from the office, while the latter are steps we can take in advanced to reduce the need for our coworkers to call us. 

Tim Radney : New Azure SQL Database Standard Tier Sizes

Tim Radney : New Azure SQL Database Standard Tier Sizes

Tim Radney of SQLskills talks about the various Standard tiers available in Azure SQL Database – what they get you, and how much they cost.

T-SQL Tuesday #96: Still Making a Difference

T-SQL Tuesday #96: Still Making a Difference

Devon Ramirez joins the SentryOne blogging team with this reflection for #tsql2sday and a shout out to the folks who are still making a difference in her SQL Server career.

T-SQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

T-SQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

Lori Edwards shares about "Folks Who Have Made a Difference" in this T-SQL Tuesday blog post.

Tableau Conference 2017: Here Comes SentryOne!

Tableau Conference 2017: Here Comes SentryOne!

Did you know 15,000 people are registered for Tableau Conference 2017 (TC17)? I didn’t realize this until I was talking to some of the folks at Tableau who use the SentryOne (S1) platform to keep their SQL Servers running at peak performance. We are in the throes of compiling a case study with Tableau about

New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

Microsoft MVP Kevin Kline and Charles Kim, founder of Viscosity North America talk about SQL Server running on Vmware in Ten Surprising Performance Killers on Microsoft SQL Server on this October 12th webinar.