SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en SQL Server Management Studio Now Has Its Own Upgrade Path http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few months ago I wrote a plea to Microsoft to start the process of modernizing SQL Server Management Studio. As the main application/management tool for interacting with Microsoft&#39;s flagship database platform it has lagged behind all other advancement with the product.&nbsp; Since 2005 when released as the evoloution of SQL Server Enterprise Manager it&#39;s only (apparently) been upgraded in order to provide base functionality added as features the SQL Server through (now) five releases: SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and now 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path#comments SQL Server 2016 sql server 2016 SQL Server Management Studio SSMS updates Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:11:00 +0000 25011 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 Available for Public Download http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download <div class="node-body article-body"><p>June 24, 2015 marked a change in how Community Technology Previews (aka CTPs) are released for Microsoft SQL Server 2016.&nbsp; In his <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2015/05/27/sql-server-2016-first-public-preview-now-available.aspx?WT.mc_id=Blog_SQL_Announce_DI">May 27th blog post</a>, CVP of SQL Server Development, T.K.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download#comments SQL Server 2016 CTP2.1 sql server 2016 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:27:00 +0000 25001 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: Restore Missing SQL Server Performance Counters http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters <div class="field-deck"> See how to restore missing SQL Server performance counters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to restore missing SQL Server performance counters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters#comments SQL Server perfmon performance counters Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:50:00 +0000 24991 at http://sqlmag.com First Look at System-Versioned Temporal Tables-Part 1: Creating Tables and Modifying Data http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2016 introduces support for system-versioned temporal tables based on the ISO/ANSI SQL:2011 standard. A table without system versioning enabled holds only the current, most recent, state of its rows. You cannot query past, deleted or pre-updated states of rows. For the purpose of our discussion, I’m ignoring row-versioning capabilities related to concurrency control, like the multi-versioning concurrency control (MVCC) support of the In Memory OLTP engine, and the row versioning support of the snapshot and read committed snapshot isolation levels for disk-based tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data#comments SQL Server SQL Server 2016. temporal tables system-versioned temporal tables Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:05:00 +0000 24941 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide the SQL Server 2014: The Resource Governor http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the new capabilties of SQL Server 2014's Resource Governor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the new IO limiting capabilities of SQL Server 2014's Resource Governor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor#comments SQL Server 2014 Classifier Resource Governor Resource Pool Workload Group Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:19:00 +0000 24801 at http://sqlmag.com Gathering Data About Your v12 Azure SQL Database http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the beautiful things about SQL Server has been the ability to more or less install it and let it run. Well, it&rsquo;s a beauty until it becomes abject horror. Azure SQL Database takes the beautiful aspects of this and expands on them some since you no longer have to worry so much about the server you&rsquo;re running on. You do still need to worry about what you&rsquo;re doing to your database and how it&rsquo;s interacting with the system. The good news, most of the tools you&rsquo;re used to working with are available within Azure SQL Database, with a few exceptions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database#comments Azure SQL Server Azure DBCC dynamic management views Performance V12 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:31:00 +0000 24611 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: How can I recover my sa Password? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password <div class="field-deck"> See how you can reset a lost sa password </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how you can reset a lost sa password</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password#comments SQL Server login password sa sp_addsrvrolemember Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:41:00 +0000 24651 at http://sqlmag.com Session 3: DAX Expressions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 63 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the creation of advanced measures and analytics within the model using DAX expressions. We will use the CALCULATE() function along with various filtering, date, and table functions to create time analytics, percent of total, and other common functionality. We will also look at KPIs and working with hierarchies.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss how filtering works within a Tabular model to create an in-depth understanding of basic DAX functionality and provide a firm foundation for developing complex measures using DAX expressions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24841 at http://sqlmag.com Session 2: Refining the Model http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 59 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the process of refining the data in the model. This will include setting various attributes of the tables and the columns to improve functionality. We will also create relationships and hierarchies within the model. In addition, this session will cover the creation of calculated columns and basic measures within the model.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss ways to get the most out of your model by completely defining the structure and content of the model.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24831 at http://sqlmag.com Session 1: Loading Data into the Model http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 68 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the process of loading data into the model. We will look at working with various types of data sources. We will pull whole tables, as well as use queries to pre-aggregate data as part of the load process. Once the data is in the model, we will begin to clean the model to make it as user friendly as possible.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss best practices for creating a model that is easy-to-use and that loads and delivers data efficiently.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24821 at http://sqlmag.com