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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In-Memory OLTP is a Microsoft in-memory technology built into SQL Server and optimized for transaction processing applications. Continue Reading
With the official release of SQL Server 2016, the upgrade process is starting. Find out if you're a SQL Server 2016 expert or if you still need to learn about SQL Server 2016 new features. Continue Reading
SQL Server 2016 is a SQL-based relational database management system released by Microsoft for general availability on June 1, 2016. It supports transaction processing, data warehousing and analytics uses and provides new and updated features with a... Continue Reading
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Various performance issues can arise in the day-to-day grind of managing databases. We've rounded up four free SQL Server tools that can help make DBAs lives a little bit easier. Continue Reading
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly. Continue Reading
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Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard. Continue Reading
The job isn't over after a successful SQL Server installation. These SQL Server best practices will help you optimize your new SQL Server installation from the start. Continue Reading
TRUNCATE TABLE and DELETE are T-SQL statements with similar functions, but that doesn't make them interchangeable. They operate differently and use different amounts of SQL Server resources. Continue Reading
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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
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