Microsoft SQL Server Tools and Utilities News
November 25, 2014
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
November 07, 2012
Microsoft plans to offer new in-memory database capabilities with the next release of SQL Server.
June 26, 2012
Which SQL Server technologies are hot right now? What does a SQL expert wish you knew about SQL Server? Hint: BI and data growth have a lot to do with it.
November 11, 2010
Microsoft gave PASS Summit 2010 attendees a walk-through of its Denali SQL Server release, demoing its AlwaysOn, FileTable and expanded SQL Server Integration Services features.
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DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes. Continue Reading
For most companies, SQL Server's security auditing tools aren't always enough to meet regulation requirements. The answer is third-party products. Continue Reading
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Expert Ashish Kumar Mehta shares some of the enhancements to T-SQL ahead in SQL Server 2016. This includes a DROP IF EXISTS option and MAXDOP for DBCC CHECKDB. Continue Reading
SQL Server 2014 includes the buffer pool extension feature, which can speed up query performance. Ashish Mehta explains the benefits of the feature and how to enable and disable it. Continue Reading
Microsoft has added Distributed Transaction Coordinator support, optimized log transport and other features to AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016. Continue Reading
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Basit Farooq presents his top three SQL Server third-party tools for identifying and resolving SQL Server bottlenecks. Continue Reading
In this expert answer, Michael Steineke from Edgenet talks about what to consider when deploying In-memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014. Continue Reading
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