SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en Building the Best Data Content Tracks for IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections <div class="node-body article-body">The call for speakers has closed and the time has begun to start crafting the best data tracks possible from the sessions that have been submitted. Here is a look into what we'll be bringing you this year at IT/Dev Connections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:19:00 +0000 23061 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Select: Basic SQL Server Setup Checklist http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are some basic settings that are best practices for almost all new SQL Server instances</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist#comments SQL Server Ad Hoc Workloads AUTO_CLOSE AUTO_SHRINK Max Server Memory Min Server Memory Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:56:00 +0000 23051 at http://sqlmag.com Starting Your Modeling Career with Analysis Services Tabular Models-Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">In this second in a series of four articles about designing and using Tabular models, you will learn how to get started with Data Analysis Expressions. In the articles that follow, we will add more sophisticated features to deliver production-scale solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2#comments SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular DAX Tabular models Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:31:00 +0000 23021 at http://sqlmag.com Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries <div class="node-body blog-body">Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-guest-blogs">SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries#comments SQL Server Database Administration Sponsored Melissa Data Metadata Profiling SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:51:00 +0000 23011 at http://sqlmag.com IT/Dev Connections Call for Speakers in its Waning Hours http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours <div class="node-body article-body"><h3> 2015 Call For Speakers at IT/Dev Connections is Winding Down</h3> <p>Though technically the Call for Speaker&#39;s for this year&#39;s IT/Dev Connections Conference at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas closed yesterday I&#39;ve persuaded the Powers That Be to leave the window on submissions open through tomorrow.&nbsp; I do know how my fellow SQL Server Professionals love to take their time to mull over their abstract opportunities and get their sessions just right before submitting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections SQL Server Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:08:00 +0000 23001 at http://sqlmag.com https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/VuTRfx_8KbvCeN9CWohu_jLm_d_srTxrEZUDrbDC4QWrX6UbtbH1bJ4z3RBxaW2BpqtT0Q Microsoft Opens Up Azure HDInsight Support to Linux http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux <div class="node-body article-body">Continuing to deliver on its promised commitment to open source, Microsoft yesterday announced support for running Azure HDInsight on Ubuntu Linux clusters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux#comments SQL Server Azure big data clusters Hadoop hdinsight linux ubuntu Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:11:00 +0000 22981 at http://sqlmag.com Tip: Finding Unused Indexes http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes <div class="field-deck"> Find your unused indexes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find your unused indexes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes#comments SQL Server DMV Indexes sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:58:00 +0000 22961 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-18-health-checks-availability-groups <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health.</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-18-health-checks-availability-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-18-health-checks-availability-groups#comments SQL Server Availability Groups Availability Groups cluster health cluster health cluster nodes cluster nodes SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:29:00 +0000 22471 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-16-job-synchronization-checkup-logic">previous post</a>, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I&rsquo;ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks.</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-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization#comments SQL Server sql server agent sql server agent SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica Practical SQL Server Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:04:00 +0000 22051 at http://sqlmag.com Table Variable Tip http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip <div class="field-deck"> Table variables aren't affected by user transaction rollback </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One great reason to use table variables rather than temporary tables is that table variables aren't affected when a user transaction rolls back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip#comments T-SQL SQL Server Performance SQL Server T-SQL table variables temporary tables Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:53:00 +0000 22871 at http://sqlmag.com