The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive http://sqlmag.com/blog/11281/feed en Is SQL University's professional development week as cool as Shark Week? http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-universitys-professional-development-week-cool-shark-week <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m honored to be part of the the SQL University community project this week. Mike Walsh and I will be exploring topics related to professional development. Of course, my entire L.E.A.P. blog is focused on this topic in various ways so the SQL University theme isn’t too much of a stretch for me. I’m pretty sure that the fall 2011 Professional Development week at SQL University will be as cool as Shark Week on The Discovery Channel. Or maybe not. :)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-universitys-professional-development-week-cool-shark-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-universitys-professional-development-week-cool-shark-week#comments SQL Server SQL Server The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:42:00 +0000 10299 at http://sqlmag.com Where Are Your Goals Taking You? http://sqlmag.com/blog/where-are-your-goals-taking-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Your life is truly like a rudderless ship on the ocean if you have no plans. But at the same time, the best captain can lose their rudder from time to time. Make goals. Be deliberate and intentional about where you want to go. But recognize that life happens. You also need to be deliberate about taking stock of your plans, where you now, and where you want to be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/where-are-your-goals-taking-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/where-are-your-goals-taking-you#comments SQL Server SQL Server The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:57:00 +0000 10535 at http://sqlmag.com What's the difference between a choice and a mistake? http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-difference-between-choice-and-mistake <div class="node-body blog-body">Do you care about leadership? Do you care about moving your career forward in a positive way? Then pay attention to this advice. Choose to stop making mistakes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-difference-between-choice-and-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-difference-between-choice-and-mistake#comments SQL Server Blog Career Development Fundamental The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:10:00 +0000 10266 at http://sqlmag.com Magic Quadrant Reveals Users Want Mobile BI Platforms http://sqlmag.com/blog/magic-quadrant-reveals-users-want-mobile-bi-platforms <div class="node-body blog-body">Gartner released its 2011 Business Intelligence Platform Magic Quadrant that lists vendors that should be considered when selecting a business intelligence (BI) platform to develop reporting and analysis applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/magic-quadrant-reveals-users-want-mobile-bi-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/magic-quadrant-reveals-users-want-mobile-bi-platforms#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:22:00 +0000 10368 at http://sqlmag.com Stacia Misner on How Managed Self-Service BI Overcomes Traditional BI Shortcomings http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-how-managed-self-service-bi-overcomes-traditional-bi-shortcomings <div class="node-body blog-body">Like any new SQL Server technology, managed self-service BI raises some questions for BI pros, DBAs, and developers. Is managed self-service going to replace traditional BI? What does it mean for SQL Server professionals? SQL Server Magazine author and BI expert Stacia Misner answers these questions and more regarding managed self-service BI in the video “Managed Self-Service BI.” I highly recommend viewing this video if your company is looking for a better way to manage user-generated BI applications or is considering moving to SQL Server 2008 R2 in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-how-managed-self-service-bi-overcomes-traditional-bi-shortcomings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-how-managed-self-service-bi-overcomes-traditional-bi-shortcomings#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence managed self-service BI PowerPivot SQL Server 2008 R2 The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:46:00 +0000 10255 at http://sqlmag.com What is the Best Value for the Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-best-value-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">Pinal Dave explains the optimal value of the fill factor with detailed explanation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-best-value-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-best-value-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-2#comments .NET Framework Database Performance Tuning Database Administration .NET Framework Database Administration fill factor Performance tuning performance tuning SQL Server The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 10290 at http://sqlmag.com What is Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">In this part 1 of 2 part series about Fill Factor Pinal Dave discussed what is fill factor and how to take a quick look at it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-fill-factor-index-fill-factor-and-performance-part-1#comments .NET Framework Database Performance Tuning Database Administration .NET Framework .NET Framework configuration values Database Administration database performance tuning fill factor Fill Factor Performance tuning SQL Server settings SQL Server settings The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 10389 at http://sqlmag.com HP and Microsoft Announce New Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Appliances http://sqlmag.com/blog/hp-and-microsoft-announce-new-business-intelligence-and-data-warehousing-appliances <div class="node-body blog-body">Today, Microsoft and HP announced the availability of five new converged appliances—the HP Business Decision Appliance, the HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance, the HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance, the HP Database Consolidation Appliance, and HP e5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. “What we are doing with these new appliances is offering an all-in-one solution that includes hardware and software preinstalled and preconfigured for customers to deploy new solutions specifically for BI, for data warehousing, and for database consolidation,” said Fausto Ibarra, senior director, Microsoft Business Intelligence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/hp-and-microsoft-announce-new-business-intelligence-and-data-warehousing-appliances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/hp-and-microsoft-announce-new-business-intelligence-and-data-warehousing-appliances#comments Business Intelligence appliances Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Data Warehousing database consolidation HP Microsoft Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:29:00 +0000 10491 at http://sqlmag.com Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration for Performance Indications http://sqlmag.com/blog/quick-look-sql-server-configuration-performance-indications <div class="node-body blog-body">Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration which gives indication for performance of Server. A notes from performance tuning project from client.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/quick-look-sql-server-configuration-performance-indications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/quick-look-sql-server-configuration-performance-indications#comments .NET Framework Database Performance Tuning Database Administration .NET Framework Database Administration Performance tuning The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:11:00 +0000 10139 at http://sqlmag.com Beginning Performance Tuning with SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/blog/beginning-performance-tuning-sql-server <div class="node-body blog-body">Pinal provides a look at the SQL Server Management tools and a T-SQL command that he uses for performance tuning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/beginning-performance-tuning-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/beginning-performance-tuning-sql-server#comments .NET Framework Database Performance Tuning Database Administration .NET Framework Database Administration Database Administration Performance tuning performance tuning SQL Server T-SQL wait stats The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:02:00 +0000 10402 at http://sqlmag.com Resources Highlight SQL Server Denali’s New and Improved SSIS Features http://sqlmag.com/blog/resources-highlight-sql-server-denali-s-new-and-improved-ssis-features <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest version of SQL Server, code-named Denali, includes many new and improved features and tools, but I’ve been most interested in the changes made to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). In my quest to find out more about Denali’s SSIS improvements, I came across an excellent presentation by Steve Swartz, the SSIS Group Program Manager at Microsoft, that takes an in-depth look at all of the new and improved SSIS features in Denali. He walks you through each feature, including the redesigned UI, the upgraded SSIS server, and the new features that let you track impact and lineage within your SQL Server database.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/resources-highlight-sql-server-denali-s-new-and-improved-ssis-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/resources-highlight-sql-server-denali-s-new-and-improved-ssis-features#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Development Studio ETL SQL Server Denali SQL Server Integration Services The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:59:00 +0000 10592 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Released to Manufacturing http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2008-r2-parallel-data-warehouse-edition-released-manufacturing <div class="node-body blog-body">At PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft announced it's new Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) data warehousing appliance, SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Edition, has been released to manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2008-r2-parallel-data-warehouse-edition-released-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2008-r2-parallel-data-warehouse-edition-released-manufacturing#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Parallel Data Warehouse SQL Server 2008 R2 The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 10556 at http://sqlmag.com Logi Ad Hoc Releases Ad Hoc Version 10 http://sqlmag.com/blog/logi-ad-hoc-releases-ad-hoc-version-10 <div class="node-body blog-body">Logi Ad Hoc has released Ad Hoc Version 10, a self-service BI application that lets business users create reports and dashboards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/logi-ad-hoc-releases-ad-hoc-version-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/logi-ad-hoc-releases-ad-hoc-version-10#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence dashboards reporting The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:04:00 +0000 10598 at http://sqlmag.com Stacia Misner Discusses SSRS 2008 R2’s Lesser-Known Features http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-discusses-ssrs-2008-r2-s-lesser-known-features <div class="node-body blog-body">Stacia Misner talks about a handful of SSRS 2008 R2's lesser-known new features, including Excel rendering, shared data sets, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-discusses-ssrs-2008-r2-s-lesser-known-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/stacia-misner-discusses-ssrs-2008-r2-s-lesser-known-features#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server Reporting Services The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:33:00 +0000 10620 at http://sqlmag.com Beta for New Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Announced http://sqlmag.com/blog/beta-new-microsoft-visual-studio-lightswitch-announced <div class="node-body blog-body">LightSwitch is a developer tool based on .NET that “will be the easiest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud,” according to Microsoft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-blog-archive">The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/beta-new-microsoft-visual-studio-lightswitch-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/beta-new-microsoft-visual-studio-lightswitch-announced#comments Database Development Database Development LightSwitch Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 The SQL Server Pro Blog Archive Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:39:00 +0000 10329 at http://sqlmag.com