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SQL Server Alerts : Best Practices

SQL Server Alerts : Best Practices

Strategies and best practices for SQL Server alerts. Alert priorities, avoiding alert fatigue, and having a solid overall strategy are key.

Erin Stellato : Compression and its Effects on Performance

Erin Stellato : Compression and its Effects on Performance

Erin Stellato (@erinstellato) takes a look at the new COMPRESS and DECOMPRESS functions, comparing their impact on space and performance to traditional data compression.

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15 SQL Server Performance Counters to Monitor

15 SQL Server Performance Counters to Monitor

When monitoring SQL Server for performance, you should know which counters matter, and why. MVP Allen White explains 15 common and relevant counters.

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : What The Heck Is Wrong With My String/Binary Data?

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : What The Heck Is Wrong With My String/Binary Data?

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."

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : Sorting a Stacked Chart

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : Sorting a Stacked Chart

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) wonders why she can't sort items in a Power BI Stacked Chart in a post for this month's T-SQL Tuesday about Connect items.

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : My Favorite Connect Items

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : My Favorite Connect Items

For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) highlights a few of his favorite bugs and feature requests on Microsoft's improvement site, Connect.

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

Kevin Kline (@kekline) invites you to three webinars coming up in January: A two-part series on the Azure platform, with Gavin Payne; and a session from Paul Stanton on running SQL Server inside Docker containers.

Major Feature Reconfiguration For SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

One of the long-standing differentiators between SQL Server's Enterprise Edition (EE) and Standard Edition (SE), besides price, were the large number of features available only in EE. This is also true for other lower editions of SQL Server such as Web Edition and Express Edition. But there's big news in the air! READ MORE… Originally […]

Glenn Berry : SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Performance Advantages

Glenn Berry : SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Performance Advantages

Glenn Berry uses a few specific examples to demonstrate the performance benefits you can get from SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition.

#BackToBasics : A Challenge for 2016

#BackToBasics : A Challenge for 2016

In every month of 2016, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) will attempt to publish an introductory blog post about SQL Server.

Memory Limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Memory Limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains a few details about the memory limits in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 that make this upgrade even more compelling.

Join Us at the Biggest Annual SQL Server Conference, PASS Summit

I'm thrilled to be presenting once again at this year's PASS Summit, coming up in October in Seattle. I've got two regular sessions, one technical and one profession, as well as two community sessions. I hope you can join me. In case you don't know, the PASS Summit connects you with industry experts and THOUSANDS […]

Proof of Concepts: Making Hard Things Easy with Azure

Back when I managed my employer's enterprise architecture, prior to the days of virtualization and cloud computing, one of my most difficult projects was to build out a sandbox environment for a major proof of concept (POC). Locally hosted servers and all of the required licenses were expensive and scarce. If you're still struggling with […]

VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

Aaron Bertrand describes his steps for setting up a development stack, with VS Code on Mac, managing SQL Server on Ubuntu, inside a Docker container.

A Big Deal : SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

A Big Deal : SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

Microsoft has made a bold change to SQL Server 2016 in Service Pack 1 : Many Enterprise features are now available in lower editions. Read on for details.