SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en 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 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 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 It's official: SQL Server 2016 to launch publicly on June 1 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/its-official-sql-server-2016-launch-publicly-june-1 <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Mark your calendars, as Microsoft has made June 1, 2016 the official SQL Server 2016 drop date </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mark your calendars: Microsoft has confirmed the general availability&nbsp;release date of SQL Server 2016 as&nbsp;June 1, capping off months of public betas and bringing a host of improvements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/its-official-sql-server-2016-launch-publicly-june-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/its-official-sql-server-2016-launch-publicly-june-1#comments SQL Server Mon, 02 May 2016 16:20:00 +0000 31951 at http://sqlmag.com The SQL Server 2016 Essential Guide: The Modern Data Platform http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-essential-guide-modern-data-platform <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the new features in SQL Server 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the new features in SQL Server 2016</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-essential-guide-modern-data-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-essential-guide-modern-data-platform#comments SQL Server 2016 always encrypted columnstore index In-Memory OLTP PolyBase R Row-level security Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:05:00 +0000 31831 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: Where do I find SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/q-where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio-sql-server-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the installation changes for the SQL Server 2016 Management Tools </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the installation changes for the SQL Server 2016 Management Tools</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/q-where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/q-where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio-sql-server-2016#comments SQL Server 2016 SQL Server Installation Center SQL Server Management Studio Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:45:00 +0000 31431 at http://sqlmag.com A Sneak Preview of SQL Server 2016 and Cortana Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sneak-preview-sql-server-2016-and-cortana-intelligence <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It seems fitting that the SQL Saturday Silicon Valley on the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA., on April 9 took place on the anniversary of the signing of the ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer) contract in 1943 in the facility where that foundational device resides in present day.&nbsp; Though it&rsquo;s a far cry from today&rsquo;s calculating power, ENIAC was cutting edge for the time - capable of 5,000 additions per second.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sneak-preview-sql-server-2016-and-cortana-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sneak-preview-sql-server-2016-and-cortana-intelligence#comments SQL Server 2016 Azure cloud Cortana Intelligence Manufacturing Mission Critical Business Intelligence SandDance sql server 2016 Stretch Databases Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:25:00 +0000 31361 at http://sqlmag.com https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/cortana-intelligence/ Goodbye is the hardest part: SQL Server 2005 hits end of life tomorrow http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/goodbye-hardest-part-sql-server-2005-hits-end-life-tomorrow <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft hoping that laggards are ready to upgrade </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In case you hit snooze one too many times on your upgrade plans, tomorrow is the day: SQL Server 2005 officially becomes unsupported, with Microsoft no longer delivering security and stability fixes. Even the classics must eventually be rolled out to pasture.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/goodbye-hardest-part-sql-server-2005-hits-end-life-tomorrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/goodbye-hardest-part-sql-server-2005-hits-end-life-tomorrow#comments SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server 2005 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 31351 at http://sqlmag.com Logical Query Processing: The FROM Clause and PIVOT http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-clause-and-pivot <div class="node-body article-body">This article continues the discussion about logical query processing. In Part 1 I provided an overview of the concept. I then started to cover the FROM clause, which is the first major clause that is evaluated logically. In Part 2 I covered joins and in Part 3 I covered the APPLY table operator. This month I continue coverage of the FROM clause--specifically, the logical query processing aspects of the PIVOT table operator.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-clause-and-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-clause-and-pivot#comments SQL Server APPLY table operator FROM clause joins logical query processing pivot SQL Server Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:58:00 +0000 31341 at http://sqlmag.com