SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high availability and disaster recovery are quite different.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Clustering Clustering SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:00 +0000 20001 at http://sqlmag.com Fixing Outdated Page Verify Settings in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a very simple script to fix out-dated or incorrectly-set page verify values in your SQL Server 2005 and later databases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum database configuration page verfy settings script TORN_PAGE_DETECTION Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19931 at http://sqlmag.com Why Aren't We All Great SQL Server DBAs? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas <div class="node-body article-body">What's holding us back from becoming great SQL Server database administrators (DBAs)? We know we're good, but we also know we can be better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas#comments Database Administration database administrators DBAs Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 +0000 19991 at http://sqlmag.com Dead Birds in the Storm of a SQL Server Audit: 3 Tips to Keep from Getting Killed on Licensing Costs http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's licensing rules are very complex. But here are three tips that will get you moving to the median of the Microsoft licensing bimodal distribution curve for SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs#comments SQL Server licensing MAP Microsoft Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit sa Software Assurance Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 19981 at http://sqlmag.com Are you currently using Power BI? http://sqlmag.com/poll/powerbi-use-08262014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Power BI is a cloud-based service that works with Excel to provide a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution. With both Excel and Power BI for Office 365, everyone can have a powerful way to work with data.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/powerbi-use-08262014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1331-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1331"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1331" name="choice" value="1331" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I'm a Power BI for Office 365 subscriber</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1341-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1341"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1341" name="choice" value="1341" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I’m currently using a Power BI for Office 365 free trial</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1351-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1351"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1351" name="choice" value="1351" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I’m using Power BI desktop available with Excel Power Pivot</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1361-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1361"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1361" name="choice" value="1361" class="form-radio" /> No, I haven’t tried, but plan to</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1371-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1371"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1371" name="choice" value="1371" class="form-radio" /> No, I have no interest</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1381-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1381"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1381" name="choice" value="1381" class="form-radio" /> What’s Power BI?</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="19971" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-eEZ1gNrqLzATM13I0D_0gB0MqV3kv4eO6UuKF2VPg14" value="form-eEZ1gNrqLzATM13I0D_0gB0MqV3kv4eO6UuKF2VPg14" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://sqlmag.com/poll/powerbi-use-08262014#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:48 +0000 19971 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction <div class="node-body blog-body">While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from within a single, unified, set of technologies and tooling, AlwaysOn Availability Groups also come with a number of challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction#comments SQL Server Database Administration AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups backups backups jobs jobs sql server agent sql server agent Practical SQL Server Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 19951 at http://sqlmag.com Espresso Logic: Bridge Big Data with SQL Data http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Common REST API for developing the backend for mobile and web apps </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Espresso Logic recently announced a new functionality that will help developers quickly combine different data types into one common REST API. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data#comments Web Development Mobile Development Database Development APIs big data combining data Data-Driven apps developers Espresso Espresso Logic mongodb REST API SQL Data SQL Server Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 19961 at http://sqlmag.com Not All SQL Server Page Splits are Bad http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad <div class="node-body article-body">Page splits! They're bad and cause massive amounts of performance issues, or do they? Let's look at diagnosing where page splits are high and when this is NOT a problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad#comments Database Performance Tuning Index page splits SQL Server tuning Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 19761 at http://sqlmag.com T-SQL Unscrambler Automatically Documents Legacy Code for SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> GenesisOne's T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler Version 2 is now available </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GenesisOne has released version 2 of its T-SQL Source Source Code Unscrambler—the industry's first tool to read SQL code and automatically create professional, data-flow documentation without altering the code in any way.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration GenesisOne Red Gate Software SQL Server Management Studio SQL tool SSMS T-SQL code Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:09:00 +0000 19891 at http://sqlmag.com Hybrid Business Intelligence with Power BI http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/hybrid-business-intelligence-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding how to architect hybrid-BI scenarios is becoming a more important skill to master in our profession.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/hybrid-business-intelligence-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/hybrid-business-intelligence-power-bi#comments Azure Hybrid Cloud Power BI Office 365 SharePoint Security big data Excel hybrid business intelligence Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 19841 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Distributed Replay http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-distributed-replay <div class="node-body article-body">The Microsoft SQL Server Distributed Replay feature helps you assess the impact of future SQL Server upgrades. You can also use it to help assess the impact of hardware and operating system upgrades, and SQL Server tuning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-distributed-replay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-distributed-replay#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Distributed Replay SQL Server Profiler Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 19831 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Career Advice: What Would Your Older Self Tell Your Younger Self? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-career-advice-what-would-your-older-self-tell-your-younger-self <div class="node-body article-body">"Work smarter, not harder" my Dad used to say. What does that mean? An obvious example is to use the right tool for the job. How do you know what the right tool is? I say experience or the advice of someone trustworthy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-career-advice-what-would-your-older-self-tell-your-younger-self" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-career-advice-what-would-your-older-self-tell-your-younger-self#comments SQL Server career advice Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:16:00 +0000 19821 at http://sqlmag.com 10 Resources for Tackling SQL Server Errors http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/10-resources-tackling-sql-server-errors <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these 10 helpful resources for addressing SQL Server errors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/10-resources-tackling-sql-server-errors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/10-resources-tackling-sql-server-errors#comments Database Administration error log files error messages nested procedures replication error T-SQL Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 19781 at http://sqlmag.com The SQL Server 833, What Is It? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-833-what-it <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a story that I'd like to share, about the infamous SQL Server 833. As you may know, an event 833 (or error 833, as it’s sometimes called) is a signal from the SQL Server that it’s waiting for records that it’s requested. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-833-what-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-server-833-what-it#comments Database Performance Tuning disk farm error 833 event 833 optimizing disk operations SAN Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:00 +0000 19771 at http://sqlmag.com IdeaXchange: What It Means for SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/ideaxchange-what-it-means-sql-server-pro <div class="field-deck"> A user-first, user-generated content offering available to SQL Server Pro's readers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IdeaXchange is a user-first, user-generated content offering available to SQL Server Pro's readers. Here's what it means for readers..</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/ideaxchange-what-it-means-sql-server-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/ideaxchange-what-it-means-sql-server-pro#comments SQL Server IdeaXchange Xpert Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:23:00 +0000 19741 at http://sqlmag.com Application High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SQL Server, Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/application-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-sql-server-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Check out this overview of the high availability/disaster recovery solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, including a discussion of the pros and cons of each.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/application-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-sql-server-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/application-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-sql-server-part-1#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability Database Virtualization Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19731 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update 3 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-cumulative-update-3-now-available <div class="field-deck"> 32 fixes on initial public list </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released the cumulative update package 3 (Build number: 12.0.2402.0) for SQL Server 2014.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-cumulative-update-3-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-cumulative-update-3-now-available#comments SQL Server 2014 cumulative update hotfix download SQL Server instances Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:06:00 +0000 19721 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Workshops at IT/DEV Connections 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-workshops-itdev-connections-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">IT/DEV Connections 2014 is less than one month away. We have five workshops devoted to a broad range of SQL Server topics this year by leaders in the SQL Server Community. Here is your guide to those sessions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-workshops-itdev-connections-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-workshops-itdev-connections-2014#comments SQL Server full-day workshops SQL Server Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19701 at http://sqlmag.com Migrating to SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/migrating-sql-server-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Follow this step-by-step guide to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow this step-by-step guide for performing an in-place upgrade to SQL Server 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/migrating-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/migrating-sql-server-2014#comments SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2014 upgrade SQL Server Installation Center Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19691 at http://sqlmag.com What’s New in Toad for Oracle http://sqlmag.com/dell/what-s-new-toad-oracle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Toad for IBM DB2 is a powerful tool for the database administrator. But it&rsquo;s some of its newer and lesser known features that provide the great productivity benefits in the DBA&rsquo;s day-to-day work. Do you know the top 10 features of Toad for IBM DB2?</p> <p>Download this white paper and find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dell/what-s-new-toad-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:19:00 +0000 19851 at http://sqlmag.com Choosing the Right Health Check http://sqlmag.com/blog/choosing-right-health-check <div class="node-body blog-body">For some businesses, conducting a health check can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and the results, well, frustrating. However, a health check can be easy and rewarding for any business that wants to improve server performance, especially if you take the time to find the right solution provider.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-guest-blogs">SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/choosing-right-health-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/choosing-right-health-check#comments Community Sponsor Database Administration DBA diagnose problems health check SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19681 at http://sqlmag.com Monitoring SQL http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/monitoring-sql <div class="field-byline"> monitoring tool, extended events, </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many companies are not using their SQL Server monitoring tools effectively, and this causes them to respond after the fact instead of being proactive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/monitoring-sql" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/monitoring-sql#comments Database Performance Tuning monitoring tools Performance Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 19671 at http://sqlmag.com DBA in the Cloud—Threat or Opportunity? http://sqlmag.com/cloud/dba-cloud-threat-or-opportunity <div class="field-deck"> Time to refresh your skills and adjust to the new era of the cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cloud is here to stay, and it brings with it a lot of new opportunities for the SQL Server DBA, just like it does for many other roles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/cloud/dba-cloud-threat-or-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/cloud/dba-cloud-threat-or-opportunity#comments Cloud Database Administration AlwaysOn Azure cloud DBA development DBA production DBA Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 19651 at http://sqlmag.com Sharing SQL Server Knowledge and Secrets Helps Everyone http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-sql-server-knowledge-and-secrets-helps-everyone <div class="node-body article-body">Many SQL Server professionals truly enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience to help others. Andy Kelly says he wouldn't be a MVP if it wasn't for the experience of others who were willing to share their secrets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-sql-server-knowledge-and-secrets-helps-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-sql-server-knowledge-and-secrets-helps-everyone#comments SQL Server career development forums Microsoft SQL Server MVP Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:03:00 +0000 19621 at http://sqlmag.com 3 Reasons SQL Server is an Excellent Platform for Building Mission-Critical Business Solutions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/3-reasons-sql-server-excellent-platform-building-mission-critical-business-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Three things have recently come to my attention that characterize why I consider SQL Server to be such an excellent platform for building mission-critical business solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/3-reasons-sql-server-excellent-platform-building-mission-critical-business-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/3-reasons-sql-server-excellent-platform-building-mission-critical-business-solutions#comments SQL Server 2014 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 19611 at http://sqlmag.com Amazing Data Visualization with Apps for Office http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/amazing-data-visualization-apps-office <div class="node-body article-body">One of the many hidden gems in the Microsoft BI world is the new Apps for Office framework. If you want a data visualization that Microsoft tools don't currently offer out-of-the-box, Office Web Apps may be a viable option for you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/amazing-data-visualization-apps-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/amazing-data-visualization-apps-office#comments Office 365 Business Intelligence data visualizations Excel Office Mobile Apps Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 19581 at http://sqlmag.com Behind the Scenes with SQL Server Included Columns and Covering Indexes http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/behind-scenes-sql-server-included-columns-and-covering-indexes <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what happens behind the scenes between a SQL Server query run against a table with a Covering Index and one with the same index structure, but without the Included Columns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/behind-scenes-sql-server-included-columns-and-covering-indexes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/behind-scenes-sql-server-included-columns-and-covering-indexes#comments Database Development Database Performance Tuning but without the Included Columns. Learn what happens behind the scenes between a query run against a table with a Covering Index and one with the same index structure Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19521 at http://sqlmag.com Optimization Tips for Multiple Range Predicates, Part 3 http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/optimization-tips-multiple-range-predicates-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Vector-based range predicates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Itzik dives even deeper into the problem of using multiple predicates in your query filters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/optimization-tips-multiple-range-predicates-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/optimization-tips-multiple-range-predicates-part-3#comments T-SQL multiple range predicates Performance query performance SQL Server T-SQL Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 19491 at http://sqlmag.com Cheat Sheet for Calculating Important Dates http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/cheat-sheet-calculating-important-dates <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for a single source for date calculations for starting and ending periods for days, months, and years? We have you covered!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/cheat-sheet-calculating-important-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/cheat-sheet-calculating-important-dates#comments T-SQL dateadd datediff Dates end of month end of year SQL Server start of month start of year t/sql Transact SQL Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19501 at http://sqlmag.com Achieving Zero Downtime for SQL http://sqlmag.com/scale-arc/achieving-zero-downtime-sql <div class="field-deck"> ScaleArc </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With an increasing number of servers requiring ever longer maintenance windows, planned updates, such as patching software, can take hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scale-arc/achieving-zero-downtime-sql" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Scale Arc Database Administration Resources Sponsored Database Management ScaleArc White Paper Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:12:00 +0000 19571 at http://sqlmag.com