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Category: SQL Server

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.

Glenn Berry : Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2017

Glenn Berry : Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2017

Glenn Berry discusses a number of compelling reasons why, if you are choosing between SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2017, you should choose the newer version. Continue reading…

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.

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.

Speaking in March: Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia

Speaking in March: Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia

Join me at one of my March SQL Server presentations to live audiences in Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia. All events are free, but registration is required.

Bad Habits Revival

Bad Habits Revival

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) breathes some new life into his long-running SQL Server series on bad habits and best practices. The latest installment discusses the various impacts of choosing GUIDs over numeric types for keys.

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Seeing Memory Pressure Affect SQL Server Performance in SentryOne

Seeing Memory Pressure Affect SQL Server Performance in SentryOne

Allen shows how both internal and external memory pressure is reflected in the SentryOne dashboard, and how it affects server performance.

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

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

Don't take SQL Server Missing Index recommendations at face value. They have numerous limitations. In this blog post, Andy Yun explores one of these: Index Key Order.

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.

Webinar: Preventing SQL Server Performance Problems Before They Hit Production

Webinar: Preventing SQL Server Performance Problems Before They Hit Production

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 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.

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.