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Category: SQL Server

Announcing SQL Vacation 2018!

Announcing SQL Vacation 2018!

Kevin Kline is hitting the road again with his family for SQL Vacation 2018! Kevin will be visiting 5 SQL Server user groups in 4 states — find out if he will be in your neck of the woods.

Tech Outbound Alaska SQL Cruise and the Beardless Pirates of SentryOne

Tech Outbound Alaska SQL Cruise and the Beardless Pirates of SentryOne

TECH OUTBOUND ALASKA SQL CRUISE 2018 Depart & Return from Seattle, Washington, August 4 – August 11, 2018 Register Now! The Tech Outbound learning event will be fun. The brand new NCL Bliss departs from Seattle, WA with stops in Alaska cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. We'll train on a variety of topics while watching glaciers and snow-peaked

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 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.

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.

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

Devon Leann Wilson 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