SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en Q & A: How Can I Test Client Connectivity to SQL Server? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Troubleshoot your client connections to SQL Server </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Troubleshoot your client connections to SQL Server</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server#comments SQL Server ping SQL Server Configuration Manager Universal Data Link file Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:49:00 +0000 26391 at http://sqlmag.com Packing Intervals with Priorities http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities <div class="node-body article-body">Packing intervals is a classic T-SQL task that involves packing groups of intervals that intersect into single continuous intervals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities#comments SQL Server packing intervals SQL Server Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:06:00 +0000 26381 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #4: The Case of the Phantom Duplicate http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate <div class="node-body article-body">Our intrepid DBA is attempting to enter a new value into a table and is getting an error due to violation of a unique constraint even though the value does not yet exist in the table. What could possibly be causing this?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate#comments SQL Server batch processing SQL Server sqlcmd Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:10:00 +0000 26351 at http://sqlmag.com New Dynamic Management Views in SQL Server 2016 Part 2: dm_exec_session_waits http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2016 is rapidly approaching release and in this continuing series Tim Ford exposes some of the new Dynamic Management Objects available in the latest version of Microsoft's flagship database platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits#comments SQL Server 2016 Database Performance Tuning dynamic management objects sql server 2016 wait statistics Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:55:00 +0000 26261 at http://sqlmag.com PSA: SQL Server 2005 Reaches End-of-Life April 12, 2016 http://sqlmag.com/psa-sql-server-2005-reaches-end-life-april-12-2016 <div class="node-body link-body">SQL Server 2005 is set to be retired next year. You have less than 6 months to migrate.</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/sqlserver.jpg?1445003732" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/psa-sql-server-2005-reaches-end-life-april-12-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server SQL Server 2005 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:54:00 +0000 26241 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: Finding Your SQL Server Evaluation Time Limit http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit <div class="field-deck"> See how many days are left in your SQL Server evaluation period </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how many days are left in your SQL Server evaluation period</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit#comments SQL Server Evaluation edition Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:40:00 +0000 26221 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Query Optimization: No Unknown Unknowns http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns <div class="node-body article-body">In this article, I’ll provide the hard-coded guesses that the optimizer uses with the optimize-for-unknown technique so that at least you know what the optimizer guesses it doesn’t know. Good query tuning, in great part, starts with being able to explain cardinality estimations—especially ones that are inaccurate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns#comments SQL Server cardinality estimation technique process estimating query optimization query tuning SQL Server Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:47:00 +0000 26211 at http://sqlmag.com Data Breaches and Insider Threats http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-breaches-and-insider-threats <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it&rsquo;s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders &ndash; or people within your organization.</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/data-breaches-and-insider-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-breaches-and-insider-threats#comments Security SQL Server data breaches data breaches security security Threat Modeling Threat Modeling Practical SQL Server Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:02:00 +0000 26121 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying High-Impact Queries and Stored Procedures with Dynamic Management Views http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking for a comprehensive set of scripts to identify queries or stored procedures with highest reads or writes, most CPU consumption, or are the longest running on your SQL Server instances? Then go no further than here where Tim Ford, who truly "wrote the book" on Dynamic Management Views provides two new toolbelt queries for doing just that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server DMV dm_exec_procedure_stats dm_exec_query_stats dynamic management objects queries stored procedures Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:21:00 +0000 26111 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #3: The Case of the Stubborn Log File http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file <div class="node-body article-body">The transaction log continues to grow despite regular backups. Diagnosing the issue and preventing it from happening again is what this case is all about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file#comments SQL Server active transaction page lock SQL Server transaction log Truncate Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000 26101 at http://sqlmag.com