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Preparing for Disaster: Outage-Proofing SQL Server

Cloud outages will happen, but the good news is that you can safeguard your SQL Server environment by planning ahead. Attend this webinar to learn how to keep your systems up and running.

Author: Dave Bermingham



Query Plan Viewer in Azure Data Studio

In this article, we look at the new features in Azure Data Studio to allow you to view and work with SQL Server execution plans.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



How to Create a SQL Server Database, Tables, Foreign Keys and Data for an Application

Learn how to create SQL Server database tables, foreign keys, and create data to begin building a database to support application development.

Author: Jan Potgieter



SQL Server 2022 Server Level Role Updates

Learn about some of the new security changes in SQL Server 2022 and the differences in roles for ##MS_LoginManager## and securityadmin.

Author: Svetlana Golovko



Delivering Cloud Transformation Excellence: Project Initiation, Planning of Scope, Team and Risks - Part 4

In this article, we explore the initiation and planning phase for delivering a successful project by covering what should be included in the scope and team and identifying potential risks.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Calculating Work Days for Power BI Reports using NETWORKDAYS Function

In this article, we look at calculating working days for Power BI reports using the new NETWORKDAYS function.

Author: Kenneth A. Omorodion



Find Mismatched Data between SQL Server Tables using LEFT JOIN, EXCEPT, NOT IN and NOT EXISTS

In this tip we look at various ways to find mismatched SQL Server data between two tables using LEFT JOIN, EXCEPT, NOT IN and NOT EXISTS.

Author: Jared Westover



SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres, Azure and AWS Performance, Monitoring and Management with dbWatch Control Center

Learn about dbWatch Control Center to help you better manage your database environment for SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres, Azure, AWS, and more database platforms.

Author: Eric Blinn



Learn how to concatenate data in SQL Server

There is often the need to concatenate data in SQL Server to make one long string instead of having separate columns. In this article, we will show several ways to concatenate data.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Load API Data to SQL Server Using Python and Generate Report with Power BI

In this article, we will look at how to load data to a SQL Server database using Python and an API. Then we will show how to build a simple Power BI report using this imported data.

Author: Levi Masonde



Install Azure Data Studio on Linux systems

This article looks at how to install Azure Data Studio on RedHat, Ubuntu, and SUSE Linux systems.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



ETL Interview Questions for the Microsoft Data Platform on Performance, Troubleshooting, and more - Part 3

This is an article related to in-depth interview questions you might see as an ETL developer related to performance, troubleshooting, and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Create SQL Server Tables Using Foreign Keys for Referential Integrity

Learn how to create and link tables in a SQL Server database using foreign key constraints to ensure data integrity.

Author: Jan Potgieter



Overcome Challenges with GENERATE_SERIES in SQL Server

This article looks at the new GENERATE_SERIES function in SQL Server 2022, some things that have been updated, and some better ways to approach using this function.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



SQL WAITFOR Command to Delay SQL Code Execution

In this article, we look at the SQL Server WAITFOR command to allow delays in processing either for a specified time or a set amount of time.

Author: Aubrey Love



Displaying Subplots for SQL Server Data with Python and Plotly

This tip gives you introductory-level coverage of how to create subplots for displaying line charts and candlestick charts in Python for data from SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson



Create an Extended Date Dimension for a SQL Server Data Warehouse

In this tip we look at how to create a date dimension to handle different date needs when working with large datasets like in a data warehouse.

Author: Dinesh Asanka



SSIS Bad Habits: Inefficient data staging strategies - Part 2

This article explains when databases are not suitable for data staging and what formats SSIS developers should use to stage their data when ETL jobs are developed using SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Hadi Fadlallah



SQL Server DBA Interview Questions for Backups and Restores

In this article, we cover possible interview questions and answers related to SQL Server backups.

Author: Joe Gavin



Capturing SQL Server Deadlocks using Extended Events

In this tip we look at how to capture deadlocks that occur in SQL Server and the associated information to help troubleshoot. We look at how to do this using the GUI and T-SQL code.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral



Getting Started with Python Pandas and Dataset Profiling

This article will focus on reading and profiling data with the pandas package when using Python as well as show how to build charts based on this data.

Author: Hristo Hristov