Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en First Look at Azure Data Factory V2 Preview http://sqlmag.com/analytics-reporting/first-look-azure-data-factory-v2-preview <div class="field-byline"> This week at Ignite 2017 in Orlando, Microsoft announced Azure Data Factory V2 with new features including Control Flow, VNET support, On-Demand Spark execution and SSIS in the cloud. This is a first look at ADF V2. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week at Ignite 2017 in Orlando, Microsoft announced Azure Data Factory V2 with new features including Control Flow, VNET support, On-Demand Spark execution and SSIS in the cloud. This is a first look at ADF V2.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analytics-reporting/first-look-azure-data-factory-v2-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analytics-reporting/first-look-azure-data-factory-v2-preview#comments Analytics & Reporting ADF Azure azure data factory Business Intelligence Professional Data Factory Data Warehousing ETL SSIS Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:59:00 +0000 35741 at http://sqlmag.com Graph Matching with T-SQL Part 2: Maximal Matching http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/graph-matching-t-sql-part-2-maximal-matching <div class="node-body article-body">Practical use cases for finding a maximum matching are quite obvious--for example, maximum utilization of agents. But what could be practical use cases for finding a maximal matching? Here's what you need to know.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/graph-matching-t-sql-part-2-maximal-matching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/graph-matching-t-sql-part-2-maximal-matching#comments Microsoft SQL Server Graph matching maximal matching SQL Server sql server 2016 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:04:00 +0000 35701 at http://sqlmag.com Tech Outbound SQL Cruise 2017 Mid-Week Update http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/tech-outbound-sql-cruise-2017-mid-week-update <div class="node-body article-body">Midweek Update on SQL Cruise Alaska 2017</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/tech-outbound-sql-cruise-2017-mid-week-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/tech-outbound-sql-cruise-2017-mid-week-update#comments Microsoft SQL Server events in memory oltp PowerShell SQL Cruise SQL Server Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:17:00 +0000 35641 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Cruise Alaska 2017 Kicks Off http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/sql-cruise-alaska-2017-kicks <div class="node-body article-body">August 12, 2017 marked the first day of Tech Outbound’s SQL Cruise Alaska. After 3 years away, SQL Cruise returned to Seattle under hazy skies from the forest fires burning in Central British Columbia. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/sql-cruise-alaska-2017-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/sql-cruise-alaska-2017-kicks#comments Microsoft SQL Server Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:21:00 +0000 35631 at http://sqlmag.com Upgrading to SQL Server 2016, Part Three http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-three <div class="field-byline"> Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you&rsquo;ve been following this series, you know that in <a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-one"><span class="s2">part one</span></a>, I addressed reasons for upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2016, as well as some pre-upgrade tasks to be mindful of, and in part two, I focused on tasks that should take place during the upgrade. Now, in part three&mdash;the final installment&mdash;we&rsquo;ll cover the post-upgrade tasks.</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="s1">After the Upgrade</span></strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-part-three#comments Microsoft SQL Server Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:49:00 +0000 35601 at http://sqlmag.com Discover Your Technology SuperPower and Win an All-Access Pass to IT/Dev Connections 2017! http://sqlmag.com/discover-your-technology-superpower-and-win-all-access-pass-itdev-connections-2017 <div class="node-body link-body"><p>In lieu of System Administrator Appreciation Day (SysAdminDay.com) coming up on July 27, 2017 and for a little fun with a lot of reward, we have rolled out a Discover Your Technology SuperPower Sweepstakes.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://sqlmag.com/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/superpowers.jpg?1501164519" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/discover-your-technology-superpower-and-win-all-access-pass-itdev-connections-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence IT/Dev Connections Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:07:00 +0000 35571 at http://sqlmag.com 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