SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en The Essential Guide the SQL Server 2014: Clustered Columnstore Index http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index <div class="field-deck"> Learn about SQL Server 2014's enhanced columnstore index </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In this Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 series I&rsquo;ve been covering the most important new features and enhancements that Microsoft added to SQL Server 2014. In the last column I covered the <a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-backup-enhancements"><u>SQL Server 2014&rsquo;s Backup Enhancements</u></a>. In this column I&rsquo;m going to cover the important enhancements to the columnstore Index. Microsoft introduced the columnstore index in SQL Server 2012 and it provided significantly improved performance for data warehousing types of queries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index#comments SQL Server 2014 clustered colmnstore index non-clustered columnstore index Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:07:00 +0000 25801 at http://sqlmag.com Writing Perfmon data to SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Learn the tricks to get Perfmon to write performance counter data to SQL Server </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Q:</strong> I&rsquo;m trying to get Perfmon to write performance counter data to SQL Server. In Perfmon I&rsquo;ve created a Data Collector and I set the Log format to SQL. I have also created a data source using the SQL Server Native driver but when I try to start Perfmon I get the error Call to SQLAllocConnect failed with %1.</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> I&rsquo;ve found that you cannot use the SQL Server Native Client to log data to SQL Server from Perfmon. I have only had success when the data source that I created used the ODBC driver like you can see in Figure 1.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server#comments SQL Server CounterData CounterDetails data source DisplayToID perfmon Perfromance Monitor run as SQL Server Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:17:00 +0000 25791 at http://sqlmag.com A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups http://sqlmag.com/blog/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>This blog post is a bit of a &lsquo;repeat&rsquo; &ndash; since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack">Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs</a>. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post.</p></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/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups#comments SQL Server Maintenance Plans Maintenance Plans SQL Express Backups SQL Express Backups SQL Server Backups SQL Server Backups Practical SQL Server Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:00 +0000 25781 at http://sqlmag.com The Myth About Estimated Execution Plans http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">How you name things matters. As Buck Woody said about the original SQL Server documentation, Books Online, &ldquo;They weren&rsquo;t books and they weren&rsquo;t online.&rdquo; There are even </font><a href="http://www.cnet.com/pictures/25-worst-named-tech-products-pictures/24/"><u><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">more horrific</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> examples. As was pointed out to me by Mike Dimmick on my blog, the name for Estimated Execution Plans puts people off.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans#comments SQL Server actual estimated Execution plans Microsoft SQL Server Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 25771 at http://sqlmag.com Announcing our IT/DevConnections Data Platform and Business Intelligence Keynote Speaker Conor Cunningham http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea <div class="node-body article-body">This year we’re excited to welcome Conor Cunningham, Partner Architect on the SQL Server Core Engine Team at Microsoft as our Data Platform and Business Intelligence Keynote Speaker to speak on features coming to SQL Server 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea#comments SQL Server 2016 2015 IT/Dev Connections keynote sql server 2016 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000 25761 at http://sqlmag.com Are You Ready For Power BI? http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft has positioned Power BI to be the industry-leading tool for simple self-service desktop data mashups but it has great heritage of serious business analytics.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve had numerous conversations lately with new consulting clients; both business leaders and technical professionals, who recognize the promise of Power BI and are anxious to put it to work solving real data problems.&nbsp; Are you ready to use Power BI to tackle your data challenges?&nbsp; On the 27<sup>th</sup> of August, I&rsquo;ll lead an online virtual workshop &ldquo;Building Business Intelligence Solutions</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi#comments Power BI Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional dashboard deliver online Power BI Self-Service Reporting training Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:26:00 +0000 25751 at http://sqlmag.com http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/94/0b/ef/940bef096f336dabb65f14f245361bc0.jpg Looking forward to Containers http://sqlmag.com/blog/looking-forward-containers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) &ndash; which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so.</p></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/looking-forward-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/looking-forward-containers#comments Systems Management SQL Server containers Containers deployment deployment docker docker future future SQL Server SQL Server virtualization virtualization Windows Windows Practical SQL Server Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:54:00 +0000 25731 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #2: The Case of the Exploding Table http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I was recently at a customer site where the developers were very concerned about the impact of adding columns to a table. They told me that when they added a new column that their deployment code was timing out and the database was massively increasing in size. It had increased from around a small size to well over 50GB during the single operation. The deployment operation involved adding the column and writing one row to a deployment history table. Because they were only writing a single new row, they were blaming SQL Server for bloating the database size when a column was added.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table#comments SQL Server 2012 AutoGrow growth setting SQL Server table Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:07:00 +0000 25711 at http://sqlmag.com http://taylors988.deviantart.com/art/Planetary-Explosion-131533901 SQL Select: FAQs about SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Answers to your most frequently asked questions about SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Answers to your most frequently asked questions about SQL Server 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014#comments SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances BIDS In-Memory OLTP Server Core SSDT-BI Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:57:00 +0000 25701 at http://sqlmag.com Dealing with an Inherited SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Get a quick must-do checklist for dealing with an inherited SQL Server system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Get a quick must-do checklist for dealing with an inherited SQL Server system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server#comments SQL Server AutoGrow autoShrink Backup data files Full Recovery model log files tempdb Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:26:00 +0000 25691 at http://sqlmag.com FAQ: Missing SSMS IntelliSense Changes http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes <div class="field-deck"> See what to do when IntelliSense doesn't recognize your new database objects </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See what to do when IntelliSense doesn't recognize your new database objects</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes#comments SQL Server IntelliSense Object Editor SSMS Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:52:00 +0000 25681 at http://sqlmag.com New Solution to the Packing Intervals Problem http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Packing intervals is a classic T-SQL problem that involves packing groups of intersecting intervals into their respective continuous intervals. I set a challenge to myself to try and find an elegant solution that can achieve the task by using only one supporting index and a single scan of the data, and I found one.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem#comments SQL Server optimization packing intervals Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:07:00 +0000 25671 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #1: The Case of the Auto-Truncating Table http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table <div class="field-byline"> Dr Greg Low – SQL Down Under (Australia) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I have a number of clients that I spend a day or two with each month. I like this style of engagement as I get to know the staff and their systems over a period of time, can see the improvements that we make over time. The staff members also know that if they have issues that aren&#39;t desperate, they can save them up for the days that I am onsite. When I arrived at one of these customer sites recently, several of the staff members had grins on their faces, and one told me that Terry (well let&#39;s call him Terry anyway) had really broken something.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table#comments SQL Server ANSI_PADDING Linked Servers trucation Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 25641 at http://sqlmag.com Welcoming Dr. Greg Low as a Regular Author at SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On paper Dr.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro#comments SQL Server author Dr. Greg Low SQL Server Pro sqlmag.com Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:47:00 +0000 25631 at http://sqlmag.com Moving SQL Server to a Virtual Platform http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform <div class="field-deck"> Learn about some of the main factors that impact SQL Server performance in a VM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about some of the main factors that impact SQL Server performance in a VM</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform#comments SQL Server data files log files tempdb VHD VM VMDK Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:47:00 +0000 25401 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-29-practical-implementation-tips <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs &ndash; and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts &ndash; according to some of the early outlines I created &lsquo;way back when&rsquo;.</p></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-29-practical-implementation-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-29-practical-implementation-tips#comments SQL Server backups backups ETL etl jobs jobs SQL Server Availability Groups SQL Server Availability Groups SSIS SSIS Practical SQL Server Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:03:00 +0000 25391 at http://sqlmag.com Where do I find SQL Server Management Studio? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio <div class="field-deck"> Find the executable for SSMS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find the executable for SSMS</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio#comments SQL Server SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:33:00 +0000 25381 at http://sqlmag.com Your Guide to the New Power BI Desktop http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/your-guide-new-power-bi-desktop <div class="node-body article-body"><p>July 24th marked the General Availability release of major updates to Power BI Service and Power BI Desktop, Microsoft&#39;s cloud-based analytics and data visualization platform. Today&#39;s updates replace the previous &quot;Power BI for Office 365&quot; version and Power BI service that required either a subscription to Office 365 or Sharepoint Online for access.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Power BI Desktop</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/your-guide-new-power-bi-desktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/your-guide-new-power-bi-desktop#comments Power BI General Availability Microsoft Power BI Desktop Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:18:00 +0000 25371 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=power+bi+logo+image&view=detailv2&qpvt=power+bi+logo+image&id=72AF4FC267C11253A886228A81D53D28DEFD7C08&selectedIndex=32&ccid=VXvDB5eZ&simid=608018446067761724&thid=JN.5tjxDswH0WGYbKx5r7zz8Q&ajaxhist=0 Deploying and Optimizing SQL Server for Virtual Machines http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/sql-server-virtual-machines <div class="node-body article-body">This paper provides guidance to those who have or who are considering deploying SQL Server on a virtual machine and how to optimize SQL Server’s performance for key critical resource areas: CPU, memory, network, and disk (storage).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/sql-server-virtual-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SolarWinds Virtualization SQL Server Database Administration Sponsored Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:11:00 +0000 25661 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to Database Monitoring http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/essential-guide-database-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how you to automate, track, report and troubleshoot database performance problems and causes with “The Essential Guide to Database Monitoring.” Get advice on how to make gathering performance metrics and assessing database health less painful by establishing baselines and implementing automated monitoring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/essential-guide-database-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SolarWinds Database Administration Sponsored Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:11:00 +0000 25651 at http://sqlmag.com $99 Online Training Opportunities: Week of July 26, 2015 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/99-online-training-opportunities-week-july-26-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Are you looking for online training opportunities for next week for you or your staff?</p> &nbsp; <p>We have two sessions next week - both qualify for our Special Mid-Summer Training Sale providing high-quality training to you for only $99!</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/99-online-training-opportunities-week-july-26-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/99-online-training-opportunities-week-july-26-2015#comments SQL Server online SQL Server training Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:39:00 +0000 25361 at http://sqlmag.com Scaling SQL Server With No Hardware http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/scaling-sql-server-no-hardware <div class="field-deck"> Core database performance factors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about SQL Server's core database performance factors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/scaling-sql-server-no-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/scaling-sql-server-no-hardware#comments SQL Server Indexes Query optimizer scan seek tempdb Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:56:00 +0000 25351 at http://sqlmag.com Global Data Quality in a SQL Environment http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/global-data-quality-sql-environment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Melissa Data </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at 12pm ET</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/global-data-quality-sql-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Development Melissa Data Sponsored Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:50:00 +0000 25721 at http://sqlmag.com Take Advantage of the $100 July Madness Discount for IT/Dev Connections 2015 http://sqlmag.com/connections-online/take-advantage-100-july-madness-discount-itdev-connections-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">This July save $100 if you register for either the Essential or All Access level for IT/Dev Connections 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/connections-online/take-advantage-100-july-madness-discount-itdev-connections-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/connections-online/take-advantage-100-july-madness-discount-itdev-connections-2015#comments Connections Online 2015 IT/Dev Connections Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:41:00 +0000 25271 at http://sqlmag.com New Dynamic Management Views in SQL Server 2016 Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">New version of Microsoft SQL Server means new Dynamic Management Objects. This series will dig into what these diagnostic objects can (and sometimes can not) tell us about our servers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-1#comments SQL Server 2016 DMVs dynamic management object sql server 2016 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:21:00 +0000 25261 at http://sqlmag.com Your First Public Presentation http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/your-first-public-presentation <div class="node-body article-body"><h1>Making Your First Public Presentation</h1> <p>Have you ever found yourself sitting at a conference like the <a href="http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/PASSSummit.aspx">SQL PASS Summit</a> or your local <a href="http://www.sqlsaturday.com/">SQL Saturday</a> listening to a dynamic speaker making a complex topic seem simple and found yourself thinking that you wish you could do that? If you are like me, you have.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/your-first-public-presentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/your-first-public-presentation#comments SQL Server presentation Professional Development public speaking SQLSaturday toastmasters Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:04:00 +0000 25251 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide the SQL Server 2014: Backup Enhancements http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-backup-enhancements <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the backup enhancements in SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the backup enhancements in SQL Server 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-backup-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-backup-enhancements#comments SQL Server 2014 Backup encryption SQL Server Backup to URL SQL Server Managed Backup Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:40:00 +0000 25231 at http://sqlmag.com Hit Your SQL Server Performance Goals http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hit-your-sql-server-performance-goals <div class="field-deck"> Benchmarking enables you to stay on top of your SQL Server performance goals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Benchmarking enables you to stay on top of your SQL Server performance goals</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hit-your-sql-server-performance-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hit-your-sql-server-performance-goals#comments SQL Server Benchmarking Performance Monitor SQL Server Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:10:00 +0000 25221 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-28-additional-options-tackling-jobs-failo <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Throughout this series of posts I&rsquo;ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations &ndash; meaning that most of the code and examples I&rsquo;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:</p></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-28-additional-options-tackling-jobs-failo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-28-additional-options-tackling-jobs-failo#comments SQL Server availability group Change Management Change Management Failover jobs SQL Agent job sql server agent Practical SQL Server Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:06:00 +0000 25211 at http://sqlmag.com First Look at System-Versioned Temporal Tables-Part 2: Querying Data and Optimization Considerations http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-2-querying-data-and-optimization-conside <div class="node-body article-body">This article is the second part in a two-part series about system-versioned temporal tables—a new feature introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Part 1 covered what system-versioned temporal tables are, how to create them and how to modify data in them. This article focuses on querying data and optimization considerations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-2-querying-data-and-optimization-conside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-2-querying-data-and-optimization-conside#comments SQL Server database optimization database querying sql server 2016 Temporal Tables Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:35:00 +0000 25201 at http://sqlmag.com