Steve Stedman

Steve
Stedman

Steve Stedman is a SQL Server developer and DBA. He blogs, teaches, lectures, and consults. He also created the Database Health Reports project, which focuses on SQL Server performance tuning.

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T-SQL Join Types 1
T-SQL join types include inner join, left outer join, right outer join, full outer join, and cross join. Each T-SQL join type lets you accomplish different objectives. Understanding all the different T-SQL join types can help you make the right decision regarding which one to use so that you can get the results you're looking for.
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Aug 28, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context

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....More
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Aug 26, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction

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....More
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Aug 15, 2014
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Choosing the Right Health Check

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....More
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