SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Sharing Registered Server Entries in SQL Server Management Studio http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio <div class="node-body article-body">We’re dedicating at least one article per month here at SQL Server Pro on features, usability, and navigation inside SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This month I wanted to build on my introduction to the Registered Servers window by showing you how you can share the listing and categorization of SQL Server instances throughout your environment with others on your team. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio#comments SQL Server Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:13:00 +0000 33011 at http://sqlmag.com Maximizing Uptime with SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Availability Features http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe <div class="node-body article-body">Most people are aware of the primary SQL Server availability features, but there are some lower-profile features you need to know about to ensure you are doing everything you can to optimize availability.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 AlwaysOn Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 SQL Server availability features Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:23:00 +0000 32991 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 Virtualization Best Practices http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">The HPE Superdome X provides the extreme scalability and reliability that you need in your mission critical virtualization hosts. With 288 cores and up to 24 TB of RAM, the HPE Superdome X is capable of running many demanding and high performance workloads simultaneously. While the virtualization hardware platform is definitely the foundation for successfully virtualizing SQL Server enterprise databases, there are also a number of other configuration factors that you need to pay attention to. Here are the top SQL Server virtualization best practices.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 virtualization virtualization best practices Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:57:00 +0000 32981 at http://sqlmag.com Temporal Tables: SQL Server 2016’s Time Machine http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most interesting new features that Microsoft added to SQL Server 2016 is temporal tables. Temporal tables originated as a part of the ISO/ANSI SQL:2011 standard. You can think of temporal tables as SQL Server’s time machine. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 SQL Server sql server 2016 Temporal Tables Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:47:00 +0000 32971 at http://sqlmag.com First Impressions of the New SQL Server 2016 Installation Experience http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s June 2016 and we now have what is the most impressive version of Microsoft SQL Server to date. Enhancements in encryption, high availability, integration to Microsoft Azure though Stretch Database functionality, Live Query, and Query Store (among other features) are all integrated into the new release but the first experience we have with the release is the installation experience.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience#comments SQL Server 2016 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:42:00 +0000 32741 at http://sqlmag.com 5 Critical DBA Best Practices http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">Make sure these five items are part of your DBA practice. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:11:00 +0000 32721 at http://sqlmag.com Get up to Speed on SQL Server 2016 with these Free Training Tools http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools <div class="node-body article-body">Accelerate your SQL Server 2016 proficiency with these free resources. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 SQL Server tutorials Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:56:00 +0000 32711 at http://sqlmag.com Learn More with Penton Technology's New Professional Education Platform http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We&rsquo;re proud to share our new &nbsp;<a href="https://education.pentontechnology.com">Penton Technology Professional Education platform</a>, which will&nbsp;enrich the online education experience for IT professionals.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our new education platform allows tech professionals to enhance their careers, advance their skills and access critical education on-demand,&rdquo; said Rod Trent, Education and Conferences Director for Penton Technology.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform#comments Resources Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:49:00 +0000 32401 at http://sqlmag.com Using SQL Server 2016’s New Dynamic Data Masking http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking <div class="node-body article-body">Understand when to use and when not to use Dynamic Data Masking. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Azure SQL Database Sat, 04 Jun 2016 02:00:00 +0000 32581 at http://sqlmag.com Avoid these Four Critical DBA Mistakes http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body">Database Admins: Don't make these common errors. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Azure SQL Database Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 32571 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 and the HPE Superdome X http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x <div class="node-body article-body">This case study takes a look at how SQL Server 2016 and the HPE Superdome X were able to provide scalability, analytics and security for one online retailer. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HPE / Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Sponsored Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:15:00 +0000 32931 at http://sqlmag.com What You Need to Know about the Batch Mode Window Aggregate Operator in SQL Server 2016: Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">This month I was scheduled to cover Part 6 of the Logical Query Processing series, but now that SQL Server 2016 has been released, I feel like I have to interrupt that series with a three-part series about an exciting new feature: the batch mode Window Aggregate operator. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-1#comments SQL Server batch mode window aggregate sql server 2016 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:49:00 +0000 32551 at http://sqlmag.com Last Day to Submit Abstracts for 2016 IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/last-day-submit-abstracts-2016-itdev-connections <div class="node-body article-body">Are you interested in contributing to the success of your peers and share insights into how you do things in your day-to-day efforts as a SQL Server Data Professional? Then consider submitting to IT/Dev Connections 2016 as a speaker.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/last-day-submit-abstracts-2016-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/last-day-submit-abstracts-2016-itdev-connections#comments SQL Server 2016 Call for Speakers IT/Dev Connections Tue, 31 May 2016 13:52:00 +0000 32531 at http://sqlmag.com Hidden Gems in SQL Server Management Studio: Registered Servers http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hidden-gems-sql-server-management-studio-registered-servers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As a SQL Server Database Administrator you tend to spend more time in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) than you do with your family. It&rsquo;s surprising just how many peers I speak to though that are not using components of SSMS that I think of as routine &ndash; or are not using them to their full potential.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hidden-gems-sql-server-management-studio-registered-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/hidden-gems-sql-server-management-studio-registered-servers#comments SQL Server Mon, 30 May 2016 12:04:00 +0000 32521 at http://sqlmag.com The Importance of Benchmarking http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/importance-benchmarking <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t make the mistake of dismissing benchmarks because they don’t reflect real-world applications. Benchmarks are critical measurement tools. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/importance-benchmarking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/importance-benchmarking#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Benchmarking HPE Superdome X SQL Server Thu, 26 May 2016 21:16:00 +0000 32481 at http://sqlmag.com Using SQL Server 2016’s In-Memory Technologies http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/2016-memory-technologies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, July 28th at 12pm ET </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/2016-memory-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HPE / Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Sponsored Wed, 25 May 2016 05:29:00 +0000 32641 at http://sqlmag.com Solving Performance Problems with the Query Store http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/solving-performance-problems-query-store <div class="node-body article-body">Many times, something changes on the server or something in the database is changed or sometimes the application code itself gets changed and performance begins to degrade. Troubleshooting typically happens well after the fact and often only when the application’s performance becomes a problem. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/solving-performance-problems-query-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/solving-performance-problems-query-store#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 Fri, 20 May 2016 20:37:00 +0000 32431 at http://sqlmag.com HPE Superdome X FAQs http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-faqs <div class="node-body article-body">The HPE Superdome offers several unique features, and here are some FAQs to help you get the most out of them. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-faqs#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Superdome X sql server 2016 Thu, 19 May 2016 19:48:00 +0000 32411 at http://sqlmag.com Store http://sqlmag.com/store <div class="node-body page-body">The technology world changes daily, and sometimes hourly, so keeping up with the skills as an IT professional is crucial. We provide this information through online training, eBooks, conferences, and VIP program. Everyone learns differently which is why we provide content through video, chat, text, and images.</div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 May 2016 16:59:55 +0000 32381 at http://sqlmag.com How to mix Azure ML and Google Spreadsheets for real-time predictions http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft's Cortana Machine Learning blog has a cool demo showing off the power of its real-time data prediction </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Want to peer into the future on the fly? Microsoft has been heavily investing in Azure Machine Learning, and they&#39;ve put together a demo to let everyone take it for a spin with nothing more than eight simple steps and Google Sheets.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty simple demo that&#39;s built using Census Data to predict, given a few factors, roughly how much someone is making (whether less than, equal to, or greater than $50,000 a year).</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions#comments Business Intelligence Azure Machine Learning Business Intelligence Professional Google Google Sheets Machine Learning Microsoft Tue, 17 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 32371 at http://sqlmag.com Licensed under Creative Commons by David Shankbone SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud Integration http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-hybrid-cloud-integration <div class="node-body article-body"> SQL Server 2016 has deeper cloud integration than any previous release of SQL Server. Here is a closer look at some of SQL Server 2016’s hybrid cloud options. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-hybrid-cloud-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-hybrid-cloud-integration#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 hybrid cloud sql server 2016 Superdome X Fri, 13 May 2016 19:00:00 +0000 32321 at http://sqlmag.com The 7 C's of Data Quality http://sqlmag.com/blog/7-cs-data-quality <div class="node-body blog-body">Data quality is really important. Why? Because it helps you save money while increasing profits because of accurate contact data. It’s important to understand what data quality is and why it is important.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/7-cs-data-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/7-cs-data-quality#comments Sponsored Clean Data Data quality Data Solution Melissa Data The 7 C’s of Data Quality SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Thu, 12 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 32261 at http://sqlmag.com Increasing your Storage Efficiency with SQL Server Stretch Databases http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/increasing-your-storage-efficiency-sql-server-stretch-databases <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most important new features in the SQL Server 2016 release is the support for Stretch Databases. If you haven’t had a chance to keep up with the latest enhancements in SQL Server 2016, the term Stretch Databases refers to a feature that enables you to seamlessly extend a database from your on-premise SQL Server instance to Azure.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/increasing-your-storage-efficiency-sql-server-stretch-databases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/increasing-your-storage-efficiency-sql-server-stretch-databases#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Microsoft sql server 2016 stretch database Thu, 12 May 2016 13:54:00 +0000 32251 at http://sqlmag.com Logical Query Processing Part 5: The FROM Clause and UNPIVOT http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-part-5-clause-and-unpivot <div class="node-body article-body">This article continues the series covering logical query processing, which describes the conceptual interpretation of a query. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-part-5-clause-and-unpivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-part-5-clause-and-unpivot#comments SQL Server APPLY FROM clause table operators JOIN pivot SQL Server TSQLV4 UNPIVOT Wed, 11 May 2016 15:44:00 +0000 32211 at http://sqlmag.com DATA TALES #8: The Case of the Database Diet (Part 3) http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-8-case-database-diet-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Combining ROW and PAGE Compression </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This is the 3<sup>rd</sup> article in a series on a database that needed to go on a diet for the new year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-8-case-database-diet-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-8-case-database-diet-part-3#comments SQL Server compression database SQL Tue, 10 May 2016 13:29:00 +0000 32141 at http://sqlmag.com Understanding Big Data and NoSQL Databases http://sqlmag.com/couchbase/understanding-big-data-and-nosql-databases <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Couchbase </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, June 30th at 12pm ET</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/couchbase/understanding-big-data-and-nosql-databases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Couchbase Mon, 09 May 2016 23:29:00 +0000 32681 at http://sqlmag.com Top Four Enterprise Infrastructure Mistakes http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-four-enterprise-infrastructure-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body">Every business runs different workloads and has different resource requirements. For many businesses, building out the optimal set of enterprise IT infrastructure components can be a trial-and-error process where things don’t always work out the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-four-enterprise-infrastructure-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-four-enterprise-infrastructure-mistakes#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Enterprise Server SQL Server Sun, 08 May 2016 13:27:00 +0000 32081 at http://sqlmag.com PASS Business Analytics Conference Day 2 Keynote: A Framework for Ethical Data Use http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-day-2-keynote-framework-ethical-data-use <div class="node-body article-body">The final day of the 2016 PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA started with a keynote on the ethical collection and use of data by Susan Etlinger. Tim Ford shares the key takeaways.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-day-2-keynote-framework-ethical-data-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-day-2-keynote-framework-ethical-data-use#comments SQL Server Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional data Ethics SQL Fri, 06 May 2016 16:36:00 +0000 32031 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 In-Memory OLTP Enhancements http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-memory-oltp-enhancements <div class="node-body article-body">The In-Memory OTLP feature that Microsoft first introduced to SQL Server 2014 was the most significant enhancement that Microsoft made to the relational database side in several releases</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-memory-oltp-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-memory-oltp-enhancements#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 SQL Server Superdome X Thu, 05 May 2016 21:40:00 +0000 32001 at http://sqlmag.com At PASS Business Analytics Conference, a look at history to see the future of data analytics http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-look-history-see-future-data-analytics <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 PASS Business Analytics Conference kicked off at the San Jose, CA Fairmont on May 2 with a day of pre-conference sessions ahead of this morning’s keynote address and general sessions, and Tim Ford reports on what happened.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-look-history-see-future-data-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-business-analytics-conference-look-history-see-future-data-analytics#comments SQL Server 2016 PASS Business Analytics Conference Tue, 03 May 2016 20:41:00 +0000 31981 at http://sqlmag.com