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February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
May 12, 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."
April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
August 16, 2007
In this SQL Server backup and recovery school you'll get overall best practices, learn commands for backup and restore functions and be introduced to SQL Server 2005 features – all via webcasts and podcasts.
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SQL Server sample databases are useful for test and dev, but they can be difficult to parse. Use this SQL database sample overview to decide which to use and how to access them. Continue Reading
Database replication is the frequent electronic copying of data from a database in one computer or server to a database in another so that all users share the same level of information. 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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SQL Server maintenance plans get a bad rap, but for DBAs who need a simple way to maintain databases, Microsoft's built-in tools are a good place to start. Continue Reading
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
With recent improvements in solid-state drive technology, it's time to consider SSD devices for SQL Server storage uses. SSDs can address I/O performance problems, but wear is a worry. Continue Reading
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The cloud isn't immune to system failures. You can increase database uptime and prevent data losses with these high availability best practices for SQL Server in the cloud. Continue Reading
Putting off SQL Server administration tasks can lead to problems. Do these often-neglected database maintenance items to help keep your systems running smoothly. Continue Reading
Not all SQL Server upgrades are created equal and not all require the same level of effort. Learn when to go all out and when to conserve your energy by classifying your upgrades. Continue Reading
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Deadlocks are a real hindrance to SQL Server users, but database administrators can avoid them by taking steps to limit them and stop them from recurring. Continue Reading
Follow these steps to use Management Studio for SQL 2005 for a successful SQL Server stored procedure backup. Continue Reading
Backup compression and using differential backups are just two of the important SQL Server backup best practices described in this tip. Continue Reading