Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains the ups and downs of a cohesive, consolidated, version-agnostic Books Online for SQL Server.
Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.
Erin Stellato demonstrates how to use the new DBCC CLONEDATABASE feature, in combination with Query Store, to test index and query changes.
SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 2, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016 updates.
Find out the build number of each SQL Server v.Next CTP as it is released, discover where to download, and how to get details on new fixes and features.
February 13th, 2017: Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio and SSDT in their new release cycle approach, and locate the latest build of SSMS for previous versions.
Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.
Strategies and best practices for SQL Server alerts. Alert priorities, avoiding alert fatigue, and having a solid overall strategy are key.
Updated January 18th, 2017 : See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.
Updated January 18th, 2017 : SQL Server 2012 is now at Service Pack 3. Read this post to see what you should know before deploying.
When monitoring SQL Server for performance, you should know which counters matter, and why. MVP Allen White explains 15 common and relevant counters.
For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Lori Edwards promotes one of the most frustrating SQL Server error messages in existence, "String or binary data would be truncated."