Multimedia Library - Video

Jun 1, 2015
Education

Session 3: DAX Expressions  

Running Time: 63 minutes | This session will cover the creation of advanced measures and analytics within the model using DAX expressions. We will use the CALCULATE() function along with various filtering, date, and table functions to create time analytics, percent of total, and other common functionality. We will also look at KPIs and working with hierarchies. During this session, we will discuss how filtering works within a Tabular model to create an in-depth understanding of basic DAX functionality and provide a firm foundation for developing complex measures using DAX expressions....More
Jun 1, 2015
Education

Session 1: Loading Data into the Model  

Running Time: 68 minutes | This session will cover the process of loading data into the model. We will look at working with various types of data sources. We will pull whole tables, as well as use queries to pre-aggregate data as part of the load process. Once the data is in the model, we will begin to clean the model to make it as user friendly as possible. During this session, we will discuss best practices for creating a model that is easy-to-use and that loads and delivers data efficiently....More
Jun 1, 2015
Education

Session 2: Refining the Model  

Running Time: 59 minutes | This session will cover the process of refining the data in the model. This will include setting various attributes of the tables and the columns to improve functionality. We will also create relationships and hierarchies within the model. In addition, this session will cover the creation of calculated columns and basic measures within the model. During this session, we will discuss ways to get the most out of your model by completely defining the structure and content of the model....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Using Storage to Increase Database Performance  

Running Time: 60 minutes | In the final session, we'll look at ways that your storage solution can be configured to increase database performance. Some of the things to consider when selecting the correct RAID level to use will be highlighted, along with a review of how to setup the cache in your storage array or DAS. We'll then look at some of the newer technologies like FLASH Cache to improve the caching abilities of the storage arrays. Finally, you'll learn some of the differences between iSCSI and Fibre Channel and how to use tiered storage from both a performance and finance perspective....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Writing Cleaner Code  

Running Time: 88 minutes | This session will examine ways to write better code by using CTEs to simplify queries, implement error handling to deal with problematic data, and show a few tips and tricks for writing code quicker and generating enough test data to properly evaluate your queries....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Power BI for Office 365 Administration  

Running Time: 79 minutes | We'll install and configure Office 365 on the desktop, then setup and configure a new Power BI for Office 365 tenant. This session will also cover the Power BI for Office 365 licensing and site provisioning requirements....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Implementing Large Cubes  

Running Time: 63 minutes | In this session, we teach you how best to manage cube processing when you need to load fresh data....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Data Internals Deep Dive  

Running Time: 64 minutes | During this session, you will learn about byte swapping, bitmaps, and dive a little into decoding Hex and binary – working to give you a full understanding of database internals and how you use them every day....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Advanced Catalog Customization  

Running Time: 63 minutes | A deep dive into SSIS execution in the SSIS Catalog commensurate with a deeper look at the SSIS Catalog reporting solution built into SQL Server management Studio. Included is a discussion about security, roles, and the implications of both to the enterprise data integration life cycle....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Exploring the SSIS Catalog  

Running Time: 62 minutes | In this session, we will walk through the SSIS catalog: its moving parts, the deployment story, and day-to-day management. We will examine how packages are stored in the catalog, how package configurations have changed (for the better!), and what takes place during a package execution. Much of this presentation will be demo-based, so you'll get to see all of these moving parts in action....More

Digital Magazine Archives

Browse back issues of SQL Server Pro, from January 2007 through the last issue published in April 2014. Find the back issues here.

 

From the Blogs
Jul 6, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
Jun 10, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 26: Using Master Servers for Job Administration

When I initially decided to write about AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, I knew I’d have a bunch of different posts on a variety of different topics. To that end, I initially planned on this series of posts being comprised of 3 main parts:...More
SQL Server Pro Forums

Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the SQL Server community in our Forums.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×