The ability to use remoting to manage your SQL servers is critical to minimizing the time it takes to make sure everything's running smoothly, so you can focus on the problems that are impacting the business....More
One of the many hidden gems in the Microsoft BI world is the new Apps for Office framework. If you want a data visualization that Microsoft tools don't currently offer out-of-the-box, Office Web Apps may be a viable option for you....More
Microsoft has recognized that most businesses are going to be sticking with their on-premises infrastructure for some time, and it has quite pragmatically come out with several hybrid cloud options that can be a real value to SQL Server customers.
The latest version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool from Microsoft that simplifies the database migration process from Oracle to SQL Server and Azure SQL DB, is now available for download....More
Microsoft Azure provides a whole new way to manage your data. Rather than having to buy expensive hardware and install SQL Server, you can spin up a new Microsoft Azure VM in a matter of minutes....More
If you intend to host a long-term SQL Server instance on Microsoft Azure, it will likely be cheaper to install a regular Azure Windows Server VM and then install SQL Server and use your own SQL Server license....More
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With Linked Servers configured to allow cross-host or cross-box communication between the servers you’re using to host your AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it’s time to start looking at some scripts that can be used to regularly check whether or not SQL Server Agent jobs are correctly synchronized across all servers in your topology....More