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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Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why. Continue Reading
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way. Continue Reading
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database. Continue Reading
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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
Experts discuss the public preview of SQL Server 2016 and the best new features as early adopters ready themselves to put SQL Server 2016 into production. Continue Reading
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Stretch Database, a new feature in SQL Server 2016 often called StretchDB, lets companies "stretch" their databases to store infrequently used data in the cloud while keeping heavily used data on-premises. Continue Reading
Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is an effective tool for encrypting data at rest. An expert walks you through the features and future of TDE. Continue Reading
An expert offers an example of how to institute row-level security, a preview feature introduced recently by Microsoft for Azure SQL databases. 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
Being a SQL Server DBA means you have a lot on your plate. Find out six of the most important DBA responsibilities you should be doing every day. Continue Reading