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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
IdeaXchange

Session 1: Building from a Solid Foundation  

Running Time: 67 minutes | Without a solid foundation, it can be difficult or even impossible to scale a poorly-designed database to meet future demands. We'll cover some of the core fundamentals of the SQL Server instance and database that you need to be aware of to give the best chance of scalability and maintainability over time....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Intermediate Queries  

Running Time: 62 minutes | We'll examine a few intermediate techniques for efficient queries. We start with tally tables and calendar tables, showing practical uses of each. We will then look at pivoting data to display row data as column data and vice versa....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Data Integration  

Running Time: 80 minutes | Power BI for Office 365 can tap into both cloud and on premise data sources. We'll walk through the setup and configuration of the Data Management Gateway (used for on premise connectivity), review the role of the data steward, and discuss future integration capabilities....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: How to Decide if your Database is a Good Candidate for Virtualization  

Running Time: 56 minutes | You'll learn about the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual server environment. Like all problems in the database world, there are no hard set answers on whether virtualization is a good idea, but there are some times when virtualizing a SQL Server is the best option and can save money. And then there are times when you'll be shooting yourself in the foot and shouldn't virtualize. By the end of this session, you'll know how to make this decision and how to gather the metrics you need to move forward with virtualization....More
Jul 23, 2014
IdeaXchange

Session 2: Understanding Query Plan Reuse  

Running Time: 63 minutes | Reusing a previously compiled query plan is one of the keys to achieving peak performance with a busy SQL Server instance. As such, understanding the fundamentals of how SQL Server stores and re-uses query plans is essential to scalability and performance. See what affects plan reuse and learn the proper way to submit calls to SQL Server in order to maximize the benefits associated with plan reuse....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Windowing Functions in SQL Server  

Running Time: 66 minutes | In this session, we'll examine the windowing functions in SQL Server that allow you to efficiently query data in groups, or partitions, and answer complex questions such as running totals and ranking results into percentiles....More

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Dec 16, 2014
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Eight SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist

Make no mistake about it, the signs that the Illuminati exist are all around us. You can find their markings on our buildings, on our currency and even in our music videos. That’s right, they’re everywhere!...More
Dec 2, 2014
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 16: Job Synchronization Checkup Logic

With Linked Servers configured to allow cross-host or cross-box communication between the servers you’re using to host your AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it’s time to start looking at some scripts that can be used to regularly check whether or not SQL Server Agent jobs are correctly synchronized across all servers in your topology....More
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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
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