Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en Danger Averted: A DBA Horror Story http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/danger-averted-dba-horror-story <div class="node-body article-body">Most technical articles written explore new features of existing products or identifying a problem and providing a solution. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/danger-averted-dba-horror-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/danger-averted-dba-horror-story#comments Microsoft SQL Server Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:57:00 +0000 35561 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Diagnostics Extension for SQL Server Management Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-diagnostics-extension-sql-server-management-server <div class="node-body article-body">If you're looking to self-serve your dump files from SQL Server without either waiting for formal support from Microsoft or in case your company does not have a formal support agreement with Microsoft then there is a new add-in for SSMS 2016 and 2017 that allows you to submit dump files to Microsoft for analysis.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-diagnostics-extension-sql-server-management-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-diagnostics-extension-sql-server-management-server#comments Microsoft SQL Server add-in diagnostics dump Microsoft plug-in SQL Server support troubleshooting Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0000 35461 at http://sqlmag.com Upgrading to SQL Server 2016, Part Two http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-two <div class="field-byline"> Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one">In the first post of this series on upgrading to Microsoft</a></span><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one"><span class="s2"><sup>&reg;</sup></span><span class="s1"> SQL Server</span><span class="s2"><sup>&reg;</sup></span><span class="s1"> 2016</span></a>, I addressed reasons for upgrading, as well as some <i>pre-upgrade</i> tasks to be mindful of.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-two#comments Microsoft SQL Server Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:13:00 +0000 35231 at http://sqlmag.com Getting Started with SQLCMD http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-sqlcmd <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Those of you who are regular readers may notice that my content has shifted towards scripting and some of the emerging platforms and tools for interacting with Microsoft SQL Server. There is a method to this madness but I can&rsquo;t go into details yet on why. Just understand that this is building towards my efforts to preparing you for the brave new world that is SQL Server on Linux with touchpoints against your instances that are no longer just limited to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-sqlcmd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-sqlcmd#comments Microsoft SQL Server Scripting Scripting alternatives SQL Server sqlcmd Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +0000 35251 at http://sqlmag.com Using sql_modules System Catalog View to Search Function and Stored Procedure Definitions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-sqlmodules-system-catalog-view-search-function-and-stored-procedure-definitions <div class="node-body article-body">Search for code in any stored procedure or function in all SQL Server databases using sys.sql_modules system compatibility view using the following code.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-sqlmodules-system-catalog-view-search-function-and-stored-procedure-definitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-sqlmodules-system-catalog-view-search-function-and-stored-procedure-definitions#comments Microsoft SQL Server code function how to search Stored procedure sys_modules T-SQL Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:02:00 +0000 35271 at http://sqlmag.com Early Bird Rate for the 2017 IT/Dev Connections Conference Ends Soon http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-rate-2017-itdev-connections-conference-ends-soon <div class="node-body article-body">The rate is rising soon for IT/Dev Connections. Don't delay if you plan to attend.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-rate-2017-itdev-connections-conference-ends-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-rate-2017-itdev-connections-conference-ends-soon#comments Microsoft SQL Server 2017 IT/Dev Connections discount early bird Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:17:00 +0000 35261 at http://sqlmag.com How Do I Find A String In Any Stored Procedure http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-do-i-find-string-any-stored-procedure <div class="node-body article-body">Unsure where a specific object is referenced or where you used a specific snippet of code you may want to reference or re-use? Read this article and find out how you can search all databases on a SQL Server instance to identify a string used in creating any stored procedure without paying for expensive commercial software.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-do-i-find-string-any-stored-procedure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-do-i-find-string-any-stored-procedure#comments Microsoft SQL Server code how to search Stored procedure T-SQL Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:29:00 +0000 35171 at http://sqlmag.com Upgrading to SQL Server 2016, Part One http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one <div class="field-byline"> Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Have you ever been asked for your thoughts on upgrading a database server? If you&rsquo;re like most data professionals, your response probably included something along the lines of, &ldquo;it&rsquo;s difficult&rdquo; and &ldquo;everything breaks.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one#comments Microsoft SQL Server Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:48:00 +0000 35211 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 Available for Download http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-171-available-download <div class="node-body article-body">The latest version of SQL Server Management Studio has been released. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-171-available-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-171-available-download#comments Microsoft SQL Server Download SQL Server 2017 SQL Server Management Studio SSMS ssms 17 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:55:00 +0000 35181 at http://sqlmag.com What You Need to Know about Distinct Windowed Aggregate Calculations http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-distinct-windowed-aggregate-calculations <div class="node-body article-body">T-SQL supports distinct grouped aggregate calculations like COUNT(DISTINCT <expression>), but as of SQL Server 2017 CTP2, it doesn’t yet support distinct windowed aggregate calculations. There’s an open connect item requesting this feature. In this article, I explain what distinct aggregate calculations are, provide an example for a task that requires such calculations, show the desirable yet missing syntax that would solve the task, and present four supported workarounds.</expression></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-distinct-windowed-aggregate-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-distinct-windowed-aggregate-calculations#comments Microsoft SQL Server Distinct Windowed Calculations SQL Server T-SQL Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:12:00 +0000 35221 at http://sqlmag.com