SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en Analyzing Wait Events for Faster Database Troubleshooting http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/analyzing-wait-events-faster-database-troubleshooting <div class="field-byline"> Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Most database administrators, regardless of platform, are familiar with the concept of wait events. Wait events are a natural part of a database engine processing requests. When a connection is made to the database engine, a session ID (SPID) is assigned, which allows for requests to be sent; we often just call these queries.&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/analyzing-wait-events-faster-database-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/analyzing-wait-events-faster-database-troubleshooting#comments SQL Server Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +0000 34971 at http://sqlmag.com How to Share Management Studio Templates http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-share-management-studio-templates <div class="node-body article-body">It's not possible to change the template directory in any version of SQL Server Management Studio which means sharing any custom templates you create between team members or different devices you own is not possible... out of the box that is. Tim Ford, the world's biggest advocate for SQL Server templates and how they allow you to be a lazier AND more powerful DBA in one fell swoop explains how you can overcome these obstacles to share your templates across devices and installs of Micrsosoft SQL Server.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-share-management-studio-templates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-share-management-studio-templates#comments SQL Server Dropbox onedrive sharing SQL SQL Server templates Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:52:00 +0000 34951 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU2 Released http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-sp1-cu2-released <div class="node-body article-body">The latest cumulative update for Microsoft's flagship data platform, SQL Server 2016, has been released. Learn more about how to obtain the latest update as well as the new source page for updates on Microsoft SQL Server now.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-sp1-cu2-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-sp1-cu2-released#comments SQL Server 2016 cu2 Download latest service pack Microsoft service pack 1 SP1 sql server 2016 update center Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:28:00 +0000 34961 at http://sqlmag.com Upgrading to SQL Server 2016: New Data Privacy and Security Features http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-new-data-privacy-and-security-features <div class="field-byline"> Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Released last June, Microsoft</span><span class="s1">&nbsp;SQL Server</span><span class="s1">&nbsp;2016 has been available for about eight months, even longer if you were using one of the CTP versions as far back as 2015. Now well into the New Year, if they&rsquo;re not already, most infrastructure teams and management, including yours, will soon be evaluating the costs, benefits, and risks of upgrading to SQL Server 2016.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-new-data-privacy-and-security-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/upgrading-sql-server-2016-new-data-privacy-and-security-features#comments SQL Server Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:00 +0000 34921 at http://sqlmag.com Parsing Denormalized Strings with the STRING_SPLIT Function in SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/parsing-denormalized-strings-stringsplit-function-sql-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">There is a new string parsing function available to you if you're dealing with SQL Server 2016 databases.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/parsing-denormalized-strings-stringsplit-function-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/parsing-denormalized-strings-stringsplit-function-sql-server-2016#comments SQL Server 2016 comma csv delimited denormalize function parse sql server 2016 string_split Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:39:00 +0000 34911 at http://sqlmag.com How to Compute Date and Time Difference in Parts http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-compute-date-and-time-difference-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes you need to use T-SQL to compute the time passed between two events whose date and time values you get as inputs. For some purposes, it’s sufficient to compute the difference as a duration in terms of some part. What’s significantly trickier is to compute the difference as a combination of parts. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-compute-date-and-time-difference-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-compute-date-and-time-difference-parts#comments SQL Server date and time SQL Server sql server 2016 T-SQL Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:14:00 +0000 34901 at http://sqlmag.com DATA TALES #12: The Case of the Code that Refused to Execute http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-12-case-code-refused-execute-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span class="s1">Over recent months the articles that I&rsquo;ve written have focussed on the database engine. I&rsquo;ve recently rolled many of the tools that I&rsquo;ve been building for working with the database engine into a set of free downloads. You&rsquo;ll find them here:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s2"><a href="http://www.sqldownunder.com/Resources/SDUTools">http://www.sqldownunder.com/Resources/SDUTools</a></span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-12-case-code-refused-execute-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-12-case-code-refused-execute-1#comments SQL Server Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:17:00 +0000 34891 at http://sqlmag.com New Technology Considerations – SQL Server 2016 on Hyperconverged Infrastructure http://sqlmag.com/nutanix/new-technology-considerations <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Nutanix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT - Duration: 1 hour</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/nutanix/new-technology-considerations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutanix SQL Server 2016 Resources Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:41:00 +0000 34931 at http://sqlmag.com An Introduction to Docker and Containers for SQL Server Developers and DBAs http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introduction-docker-and-containers-sql-server-developers-and-dbas <div class="field-byline"> Paul Stanton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">In March 2013 Soloman Hykes announced what would become known as the Docker open source project.&nbsp; &nbsp; In the months that followed there was a ground swell of adoption by the Linux community, and in the fall of 2014 Microsoft announced plans to implement containers in Windows Server 2016.&nbsp; &nbsp; WinDocks, where I am a co-founder, released an independent port of Docker&rsquo;s open source to Windows in early 2016, with a focus on first-class container support to SQL Server. &nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introduction-docker-and-containers-sql-server-developers-and-dbas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introduction-docker-and-containers-sql-server-developers-and-dbas#comments SQL Server Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:09:00 +0000 34861 at http://sqlmag.com 2017 Training Resolutions from the SQL Cruise Technical Leads http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2017-training-resolutions-sql-cruise-technical-leads <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Granted calendars as we know them are subjective and not all cultures honor the same calendar but we are at that time of the year that is known for setting resolutions for the coming twelve months and I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what some of the Thought Leaders in SQL Server (and the broader Microsoft Data Platform) are planning on spending time learning this year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2017-training-resolutions-sql-cruise-technical-leads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2017-training-resolutions-sql-cruise-technical-leads#comments SQL Server 2017 data platform Microsoft SQL Server thought leaders training recommendations Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:39:00 +0000 34671 at http://sqlmag.com