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Microsoft SQL Server Articles

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Title Author Modified Type
Understanding how SQL Server executes a query Remus Rusanu 2016-04-15
SQL Server Index Design Guide Microsoft 1753-01-01 [IDX]
SQL Server 2012 Security Best Practices - Microsoft Bob Beauchemin 2012-01-15 [SEC]
Help, my database is corrupt. Now what? Gail Shaw 2010-04-23 [COR]
What to Do When DBCC CHECKDB Reports Corruption Brent Ozar 2016-05-19 [COR]
Troubleshooting SQL Server CPU Performance Issues Joe Sack 2013-05-28 [P]
Knee-Jerk Performance Tuning : Incorrect Use of Temporary Tables Paul Randal 2016-04-06 [P]
High Performance T-SQL using Code Patterns Dwain Camps 2015-05-27
SQL Server Database Corruption Repair Steve Stedman 2015-08-26 [COR]
Basic SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting For Developers Tony Davis 2015-08-14 [P]
The Curse and Blessings of Dynamic SQL Erland Sommarskog 2015-04-14 [DS]
Dynamic Search Conditions in T-SQL Erland Sommarskog 2016-10-29
Slow in the Application, Fast in SSMS Erland Sommarskog 2013-12-18
How to share data between stored procedures Erland Sommarskog 2013-11-02
Arrays and Lists in SQL Server 2008 Erland Sommarskog 2016-08-21
Packaging Permissions in Stored Procedures Erland Sommarskog 2011-12-31
Error and Transaction Handling in SQL Server Part One – Jumpstart Error Handling Erland Sommarskog 2015-05-03 [DBA][DEV]
Error and Transaction Handling in SQL Server Part Two – Commands and Mechanisms Erland Sommarskog 2019-09-03 [DBA][DEV]
Error and Transaction Handling in SQL Server Part Three – Implementation Erland Sommarskog 2017-05-03 [DBA][DEV]
Using the Bulk-Load Tools in SQL Server Erland Sommarskog 2016-12-08
Using Table-Valued Parameters in SQL Server and .NET Erland Sommarskog 2016-12-08
SQL Server Columnstore Articles Niko Neugebauer 2016-05-09
Documentation: It Does not Suck! Jes Schultz Borland 2013-01-15
The Data Loading Performance Guide Thomas Kejser, Peter Carlin, Stuart Ozer 2009-01-15
Required Testing for Installing SQL Server Cumulative Updates and Service Packs Kendra Little 2016-04-28
Stop Shrinking Your Database Files. Seriously. Now. Brent Ozar 2009-08-19
How to shrink a database in 4 easy steps Andy Mallon 2016-04-28
Introduction to the Index Operational Statistics Dynamic Management Function Tim Ford 2016-04-26 [IDX]
Updating Statistics in SQL Server: Maintenance Questions & Answers Kendra Little 2016-04-18
Overcoming Variable Limitations in SQLCmd Mode Robert L Davis 2015-11-23
Contents of a Run Book Microsoft 2002-11-12
Compressed and Encrypted Backups on the Cheap Randolph West 2015-04-19 [B]
Curing Data-Obesity in OLTP Databases Feodor Georgiev 2015-02-06
Understanding GRANT, DENY, and REVOKE in SQL Server K. Brian Kelley 2013-02-27
Monitor SQL Server Transaction Log File Free Space Mike Eastland 2015-05-12
Dynamically Query a 100 Million Row Table-Efficiently Gary Strange 2016-05-27
Understanding and Using Parallelism in SQL Server Paul White 2011-03-03
Diagnosing and Resolving Latch Contention on SQL Server Microsoft 2014-02-28
Parallel Execution Plans – Branches and Threads Paul White 2013-10-07 [DBA][DEV]
Nasty Fast PERCENT_RANK Alan Burstein 2016-06-07
Looking at VIEWs, Close Up Joe Celko 2016-05-10
SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster Thomas LaRock 2016-06-01
TSQL JOIN Types Poster Steve Stedman 2015-05-28
It is Hard To Destroy Data Michael J Swart 2015-05-20
How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server Microsoft 2013-12-07
Finding File Growths with Extended Events Andy Galbraith 2016-06-13 [XE]
Questions You Should Ask About the Databases You Manage Brent Ozar 2016-06-16
Clustered Indexes in SQL Server Derik Hammer 2016-06-22 [IDX]
Triage Quiz: Is Your SQL Server Safe? Angie Rudduck 2016-06-15
Why Not Just Create Statistics? Erik Darling 2016-07-14
Understanding the SQL Server NOLOCK hint Greg Robidoux 2011-08-16
Recover access to a SQL Server instance Aaron Bertrand 2012-08-30 [SEC]
SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Planning Jen Underwood 2016-06-28
Graphs and Graph Algorithms in T-SQL Hans Olav Norheim 2010-05-22
Episode 4: SQL Server R Services makes you a smarter T-SQL Developer Sanjay Mishra 2016-07-12 [DEV][R]
How to Set Max Degree of Parallelism in SQL Server Kendra Little 2016-07-14
Undocumented Query Plans: Equality Comparisons Paul White 2016-06-22
Simplified Order Of Operations Michael J Swart 2016-07-20
SQL Server Statistics Basics Robert Sheldon 2016-07-22
Learn to Use sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzCache, sp_BlitzFirst, and sp_BlitzIndex with These Tutorial Videos Brent Ozar 2016-09-12
Where is a record really located? Tim Chapman 2016-09-15
Instant File Initialization (IFI) Steve Stedman 2016-09-19
How to Query the StackExchange Databases Brent Ozar 2014-01-17
How to Troubleshoot Performance in SQL Server (Dear SQL DBA) Kendra Little 2016-06-02
How to Log Activity Using sp_whoisactive in a Loop Brent Ozar 2016-07-01
Logging Activity Using sp_WhoIsActive – Take 2 Tara Kizer 2016-07-26
How To Fix Forwarded Records Tara Kizer 2016-07-29
Should I Automate my Windows Updates for SQL Server? Kendra Little 2016-07-28
Finding the Right Path Jason Brimhall 2016-08-24
#BackToBasics : An Updated "Kitchen Sink" Example Aaron Bertrand 2016-06-01
Locking and Blocking in SQL Server Brent OZar 2016-01-01
Nested Loops Prefetching Paul White 2013-08-31
Performance tuning backup and restore operations Derik Hammer 2015-12-21 [B][P]
Execution Plan Analysis: The Mystery Work Table Paul White 2013-03-08
How to move data between File Groups in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2016-09-26
Optimizing Your Query Plans with the SQL Server 2014 Cardinality Estimator Joseph Sack 2014-06-24
Parallelism in SQL Server Query Tuning Itzik Ben-Gan 2011-03-14
What You Need to Know about the Batch Mode Window Aggregate Operator in SQL Server 2016: Part 1 Itzik Ben-Gan 2016-05-31
What To Do If sp_BlitzFirst Warns About High Compilations Erik Darling 2016-09-27
Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Backups Erik Darling 2016-10-13 [B]
Evolutionary Database Design Martin Fowler 2016-05-01
Implementing a custom sort Rob Farley 2016-10-17
Deletes that Split Pages and Forwarded Ghosts Paul White 2012-08-31
Query Optimizer Deep Dive - Part 1 Paul White 2012-04-28
Query Optimizer Deep Dive - Part 2 Paul White 2012-04-28
Query Optimizer Deep Dive - Part 3 Paul White 2012-04-29
Query Optimizer Deep Dive - Part 4 Paul White 2012-05-01
Should You Rebuild or Reorganize Indexes on Large Tables? Kendra Little 2016-10-13 [IDX]
Retrieving SQL Server Query Execution Plans Robert Sheldon 2016-10-18
Introduction to Latches in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2014-06-23
Latch Coupling in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2016-10-24
Partitioned Views? A How-To Guide Erik Darling 2016-09-22
How to Choose Between RCSI and Snapshot Isolation Levels Kendra Little 2016-02-18
TroubleShooting SQL Server Memory Consumption Satnam Singh 2012-09-28
Time Series Algorithms in SQL Server Dinesh Asanka 2015-06-01
Heap Tables in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2015-10-19
Internals of the Seven SQL Server Sorts – Part 1 Paul White 2015-04-29
Internals of the Seven SQL Server Sorts – Part 2 Paul White 2015-05-07
The 9 Letters That Get DBAs Fired Brent Ozar 2011-12-22
Restarting SQL Server – always a good idea? Klaus Aschenbrenner 2016-08-08
Don’t believe everything you read: Reconfigure flushes the plan cache Matt Bowler 2012-06-25
How-to load data fast into SQL Server 2016 Henk 2016-10-24
Database Design Matters, RTO and Filegroups Raul Gonzalez 2016-10-28
Automate Alerting for SQL Server Suspect Database Pages Ben Snaidero 2016-01-25
Successful Anti-Patterns, Storage Requirements Raul Gonzalez 2016-10-19
SQL Server table columns under the hood Remus Rusanu 2011-10-20
How to analyse SQL Server performance Remus Rusanu 2014-02-24
To BLOB or Not To BLOB: Large Object Storage in a Database or a Filesystem? Jim Gray 2006-04-01
Asynchronous procedure execution Remus Rusanu 2009-08-05
What is the CXPACKET Wait Type, and How Do You Reduce It? Brent Ozar 2013-08-27
New indexes, hypothetically Kenneth Fisher 2016-11-02 [IDX]
Indexing Wide Keys in SQL Server Brent Ozar 2013-05-08 [IDX]
The Anatomy and (In)Security of Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), or How to Break TDE Simon McAuliffe 2016-03-31 [SEC]
Correctly adding data files to tempdb Paul Randal 2014-10-14
Why You Should Test Your Queries Against Bigger Data Erik Darling 2016-11-01
Tally OH! An Improved SQL 8K “CSV Splitter” Function Jeff Moden 2012-12-28
Set Statistics… Profile? Erik Darling 2016-10-11
Hierarchies on Steroids #1: Convert an Adjacency List to Nested Sets Jeff Moden 2014-09-19
Optimizing T-SQL queries that change data Paul White 2013-01-26
Measuring Query Duration: SSMS vs SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Kendra Little 2016-09-27
Inside the Statistics Histogram & Density Vector Klaus Aschenbrenner 2014-01-28
Misconceptions on parameter sniffing Hugo Kornelis 2016-11-03
What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: Basics of SQL Security Tim Ford 2016-10-03 [SEC]
SQL Server Perfmon (Performance Monitor) Best Practices Brent Ozar 2006-12-30
Top 5 Overlooked Index Features Erik Darling 2016-11-10 [IDX]
A Sysadmin’s Guide to Microsoft SQL Server Memory Brent Ozar 2016-09-15
Searching Strings in SQL Server is Expensive Brent Ozar 2016-10-18
Altering an INT Column to a BIGINT Kendra Little 2016-08-04
Query tuning 101: Problems with IN () Daniel Janik 2016-11-10
Admin: Bulkadmin vs ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS Richard A Brown 2012-01-31
Can Indexes My Query Doesn’t Use Help My Query? Erik Darling 2016-11-09 [IDX]
SQL Server Audit Walkthrough Sadequl Hussain 2016-01-01
The SQL Server 2016 Query Store: Overview and Architecture Enrico van de Laar 2015-11-16 [QS]
Reading, Writing, and Creating SQL Server Extended Properties Phil Factor 2015-10-21 [XE]
Questions About SQL Server Security and Access Control You Were Too Shy to Ask William Brewer 2016-11-04 [SEC]
The Ten Commandments of SQL Server Monitoring Adam Machanic 2013-04-09
Should I use NOT IN, OUTER APPLY, LEFT OUTER JOIN, EXCEPT, or NOT EXISTS? Adam Machanic 2012-12-27
Parameter Sniffing, Embedding, and the RECOMPILE Options Paul White 2013-08-28
Can comments hamper stored procedure performance? Aaron Bertrand 2016-11-09
SQL Server Temporary Table Caching Simon Liew 2016-08-12
Techniques to Monitor SQL Server memory usage Basit Farooq 2016-08-01
Troubleshooting Query Regressions Caused By The New Cardinality Estimator SQL Scotsman 2016-11-28
Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database Tim Radney 2016-10-25 [AZ][MG]
Solve Common SQL Server Restore Issues Sergey Gigoyan 2015-04-12
Spills SQL Server Doesn’t Warn You About Erik Darling 2016-11-30
How often should I run DBCC CHECKDB? Erik Darling 2016-02-25
Why is My Query Faster the Second Time it Runs? Kendra Little 2016-11-25
Downgrading the SQL Server Edition of a Dev Environment Kendra Little 2016-11-15
Date Math In The WHERE Clause Erik Darling 2016-12-01
Why is This Partitioned Query Slower? Kendra Little 2015-09-01
A Beginner’s Guide to the True Order of SQL Operations Lukas Eder 2016-12-09
Logical Query Processing: What It Is And What It Means to You Itzik Ben-Gan 2016-01-15
Forcing a Parallel Query Execution Plan Paul White 2011-12-23
Join Containment Assumption and CE Model Variation Dmitri Pilugin 2014-05-04
Table Variable Tip Itzik Ben-Gan 2015-02-08
Heap tables in SQL Server Derik Hammer 2016-04-13
The ‘B’ in B-Tree – Indexing in SQL Server Derik Hammer 2016-04-04 [IDX]
How to read the SQL Server Database Transaction Log Manvendra Singh 2013-10-31
Filtered Statistics Follow-up Erik Darling 2016-12-22
SQL Server Query Optimization: No Unknown Unknowns Itzik Ben-Gan 2015-10-13
Sync Vs Async Statistics: The Old Debate SQL Scotsman 2016-12-10
Recommended updates and configuration options for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 with high-performance workloads Microsoft 2016-03-08
Troubleshooting SQL Server backup and restore operations Microsoft 2016-07-23 [B]
SQL Server 2016: Getting tempdb a little more right Aaron Bertrand 2015-09-30
Practical uses of binary types Daniel Hutmacher 2017-01-09
Backing Up SQL Server Databases is Easier in PowerShell than T-SQL Aaron Nelson 2017-01-12 [PS]
Creating, detaching, re-attaching, and fixing a SUSPECT database Paul Randal 2008-08-29
Modifying Tables Online – Part 1: Migration Strategy Michael J Swart 2012-04-16 [MG]
Modifying Tables Online – Part 2: Implementation Example Michael J Swart 2012-04-17 [MG]
Modifying Tables Online – Part 3: Example With Error Handling Michael J Swart 2012-04-20 [MG]
Modifying Tables Online – Part 4: Testing Michael J Swart 2012-04-26 [MG]
Modifying Tables Online – Part 5: Just One More Thing Michael J Swart 2012-04-27
DATEDIFF vs. DATEADD Guy Glanster 2017-01-25
Disaster recovery 101: hack-attach a damaged database Paul Randal 2010-06-18
Bones of SQL - The Calendar Table Bob Hovious 2016-09-08
SQL Server 2016, Double or Nothing, Always Encrypted with temporal tables Raul Gonzalez 2016-07-27
Reclaiming Space After Column Data Type Change David Fundakowski 2016-08-09
Packing Intervals with Priorities Itzik Ben-Gan 2015-11-10
Avoid Unnecessary Lookups when Using ROW_NUMBER for Paging Itzik Ben-Gan 2014-12-11
Migrating a Disk-Based Table to a Memory-Optimized Table in SQL Server Alex Grinberg 2017-02-26 [MG]
SQL Server Hardware Optimization Basit Farooq 2016-06-01
Index Types Heaps, Primary Keys, Clustered and Nonclustered Indexes Kendra Little 2017-02-02 [IDX]
Identifying Existence of Intersections in Intervals Itzik Ben-Gan 2017-02-08
Cheat Sheet How to Configure TempDB for Microsoft SQL Server Brent Ozar 2016-01-14
A Tourist’s Guide to the sp_Blitz Source Code, Part 1: The Big Picture Brent Ozar 2017-02-09
SQL Server Default Configurations That You Should Change Pio Balistoy 2017-02-06
Decoding Key and Page WaitResource for Deadlocks and Blocking Kendra Little 2016-10-17
Security in the CLR World Inside SQL Server Kiely Don 1990-01-01 [CLR][SEC]
On the Advantages of DateTime2(n) over DateTime William Assaf 2012-12-04
Build Your Own Tools Michael J Swart 2016-09-23
Enhanced T-SQL Error Handling With Extended Events Dave Mason 2016-09-14 [XE]
Compression and its Effects on Performance Erin Stellato 2017-01-20
Does Truncate Table Reset Statistics Kendra Little 2016-12-08
SQL Server Database Decommissioning Check List Svetlana Golovko 2016-06-23
New SQL Server Database Request Questionnaire and Checklist Svetlana Golovko 2015-02-24
Adding Partitions to the Lower End of a Left Based Partition Function Kendra Little 2017-02-21
Don't Panic Busting a File Space Myth Tim Ford 2016-11-14
#BackToBasics : Dating Responsibly Aaron Bertrand 2016-04-06
How to Establish Dedicated Admin Connection (DAC) to SQL Server Mika Wendelius 2016-10-05
SQL and SQL only Best Practice Nagaraj Venkatesan 2013-05-27
There Is No Difference Between Table Variables, Temporary Tables, and Common Table Expressions Grant Fritchey 2016-08-04
Availability Group on SQL Server 2016 Guy Glantser 2017-02-01
Using SQL Server and R Services for analyzing DBA Tasks Tomaž Kaštrun 2017-02-17
SQLskills SQL101: Dealing with SQL Server corruption Paul Randal 2017-02-28 [COR]
Advanced Analytics with R & SQL: Part I - R Distributions Frank A. Banin 2016-10-31 [R]
T-SQL Tuesday #85 STOP! Restore Time! Derik Hammer 2016-12-13
Filtered Indexes: Rowstore vs Nonclustered Columnstore Kendra Little 2016-11-10 [IDX]
ALTER SCHEMA TRANSFER for Zero Downtime Database Upgrades Dave Wentzel 2013-05-21
Delayed Durability in SQL Server 2014 Aaron Bertrand 2014-04-28
Daylight Savings end affects not only you, but your SQL Server too Aaron Bertrand 2014-04-28
Searching Strings in SQL Server is Expensive Brent Ozar 2016-10-18
Let’s Corrupt a SQL Server Database Together, Part 1: Clustered Indexes Brent Ozar 2017-02-22 [COR][IDX]
Let’s Corrupt a Database Together, Part 2: Nonclustered Indexes Brent Ozar 2017-02-28 [COR][IDX]
The Guide SQL Server Installation Checklist (settings that increase SQL Server Performance) Mark Varnas 2017-03-03
SQL Browser, what is it good for? Absolutely something! Chris Sommer 2017-03-01
PowerShell Getting More From Generic Error Messages Shane O'Neill 2017-03-02 [PS]
#BackToBasics : Common Table Expressions (CTEs) Aaron Bertrand 2016-01-06
SQL VNext sp_configure on Windows and Linux with dbatools Rob Sewell 2017-03-02 [PS]
Adding a T-SQL Job Step to a SQL Agent Job with PowerShell Rob Sewell 2017-02-20 [PS][J]
Setting up Database Mail to use my Gmail account Mat Hayward 2017-03-01 [DM]
Using DBCC CLONEDATABASE and Query Store for Testing Erin Stellato 2017-02-22 [DBCC][QS]
Getting Started with Natural Earth — A SQL Server Shapefile Alternative (Geospatial Resource) Jeff Pries 2017-02-17 [V]
SQL Server Temporal Tables: How-To Recipes Alex Grinberg 2017-02-10 [DEV]
The Migration Checklist Steve Jones 2017-03-08 [MG]
Upgrading to SQL Server 2014: A Dozen Things to Check Steve Jones 2014-06-03 [MG]
Introducing the Set-based Loop Luis Cazares 2015-07-27 [DEV]
Representing Hierarchical Data for Mere Mortals Phil Factor 2016-10-06 [DEV]
KPIs For DBAs to Show Their CIOs Thomas Larock 2017-03-08 [DBA]
How To Forecast Database Disk Capacity If You Don’t Have A Monitoring Tool Edwin M Sarmiento 2015-07-31 [DBA]
Statistical Sampling for Verifying Database Backups Thomas Larock 2010-05-13 [B][DBA]
Using dbatools for automated restore and CHECKDB Anthony Nocentino 2017-03-04 [DBA][PS]
Bad Habits Revival Aaron Bertrand 2017-01-26 [DBA]
Deploying Multiple SSIS Projects via PowerShell Nat Sundar 2017-02-27 [SSIS,][PS]
Determining the Cost Threshold for Parallelism Grant Fritchey 2017-02-28 [DBA]
Identifying a row’s physical location Wayne Sheffield 2017-03-08 [DBA]
Split a file group into multiple data files Trayce Jordan 2017-03-03 [DBA]
Why PFS pages cannot be repaired Paul Randal 2017-03-05 [DBA]
ERRORLOG records max out at 2049 characters Cody Konior 2017-03-02 [DEV]
How to Build a SQL Server Disaster Recovery Plan with Google Compute Engine Tara Kizer 2017-03-10 [DBA]
SQL Server Performance Tuning in Google Compute Engine Erik Darling 2017-03-09 [DBA][P]
Configuring R on SQL Server 2016 Ginger Grant 2016-12-06 [DBA][R]
Knee-Jerk PerfMon Counters: Page Life Expectancy Paul Randal 2014-10-20 [DBA][P]
Change Management Template for SQL Server DBAs and Developers Kendra Little 2016-04-12 [DBA]
Performance Myths: Clustered vs. Non-Clustered Indexes Aaron Bertrand 2017-03-17 [IDX]
Bad habits: Counting rows the hard way Aaron Bertrand 2014-10-30 [DEV]
Why Cost Threshold For Parallelism Shouldn’t Be Set To 5 Erik Darling 2017-03-14 [DBA]
Join Performance, Implicit Conversions, and Residuals Paul White 2011-07-18 [DEV]
Implicit Conversions that cause Index Scans Jonathan Kehayias 2011-04-11 [DEV]
When Is It Appropriate To Store JSON in SQL Server? Bert Wagner 2017-03-14 [DEV]
The Performance Penalty of Bookmark Lookups in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2017-03-17 [IDX]
Why You Should Change the Cost Threshold for Parallelism Grant Fritchey 2017-03-13 [DBA]
Why Update Statistics can cause an IO storm Kendra Little 2014-01-29 [DBA]
SQLskills SQL101 Temporary table misuse Paul White 2017-03-13 [DEV]
SQL Server sp_execute_external_script Stored Procedure Examples Vitor Montalvao 2017-03-10 [R]
Transparent Data Encryption and Replication Drew Furgiuele 2017-03-15 [DBA]
SQL Server Installation Checklist Jonathan Kehayias 2010-03-22 [DBA]
Indexed Views And Data Modifications Erik Darling 2017-03-16 [DEV]
Deployment Automation for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Nat Sundar 2017-01-12 [DEV]
Why Developers Should Consider Microsoft SQL Server Brent Ozar 2017-03-22 [DEV]
SQLskills SQL101: Indexes on Foreign Keys Kimberly Tripp 2017-03-21 [DEV]
SQLskills SQL101: Updating SQL Server Statistics Part I – Automatic Updates Erin Stellato 2017-03-23 [DBA]
Processing Loops in SQL Server CHill60 2017-03-23 [DEV]
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Default Value Raul Gonzalez 2017-03-24 [DEV]
Plan Caching Klaus Aschenbrenner 2017-03-20 [DEV]
sp_executesql Is Not Faster Than an Ad Hoc Query Grant Fritchey 2016-11-07 [DEV]
Backing up SQL Server on Linux using Ola Hallengrens Maintenance Solution Rob Sewell 2017-03-22 [B]
Delayed Durability in SQL Server 2014 Paul Randal Paul Randal 2014-11-20 [DBA]
Why Is This Query Sometimes Fast and Sometimes Slow Brent Ozar 2016-11-16 [DEV]
Using Plan Guides to Remove OPTIMIZE FOR UNKNOWN Hints Brent Ozar 2016-11-17 [DEV]
ETL Best Practices Tim Mitchel 2017-01-01 [DEV]
Resolving Key Lookup Deadlocks with Plan Explorer Greg Gonzalez 2017-03-21 [DEV]
Why ROWLOCK Hints Can Make Queries Slower and Blocking Worse in SQL Server Kendra Little 2016-02-04 [DEV]
Does a Clustered Index really physically store the rows in key order Wayne Sheffield 2012-10-21 [DEV]
Ugly Pragmatism For The Win Michael J Swart 2016-02-11 [DEV]
Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere Niran Even-Chen 2017-03-15 [DBA]
Hiding tables in SSMS Object Explorer Kenneth Fisher 2017-04-03 [DEV]
Clustered columnstore: on-disk vs. in-mem Ned Otter 2017-03-21 [DBA]
Generating Plots Automatically From PowerShell and SQL Server Using Gnuplot Phil Factor 2017-03-27 [DEV]
How to Benchmark Alternative SQL Queries to Find the Fastest Query Luka Seder 2017-03-29 [BENCH]
Checking for Strange Client Settings with sys.dm_exec_sessions Brent Ozar 2017-03-31 [DEV]
Decrypting Insert Query Plans Eric Darling 2017-03-30 [DEV]
SQLskills SQL101: Partitioning Kimberly Tripp 2017-03-27 [DBA]
SQLskills SQL101: Switching recovery models Paul Randal 2017-03-29 [DBA]
Using AT TIME ZONE to fix an old report Rob Farley 2017-02-14 [DEV]
What the heck is a DTU Andy Mallon 2017-03-30 [AZ]
Hack-Attaching a SQL Server database with NORECOVERY Argenis Fernandez 2016-01-24 [DBA]
Switch in Staging Tables Instead of sp_rename Kendra Little 2017-01-19 [DBA]
Performance Myths: Table variables are always in-memory Derik Hammer 2017-04-04 [DEV]
Questions About SQL Server Collations You Were Too Shy to Ask Robert Sheldon 2017-04-06 [DBA][DEV]
NULL - The database's black hole Hugo Kornelis 2007-07-06 [DEV]
For The Better Developer: SQL Server Indexes Davide Mauri 2017-04-02 [DEV]
#EntryLevel: Compression & Data Types Melissa Connors 2016-04-17 [DEV]
Cardinality Estimation for a Predicate on a COUNT Expression Paul White 2017-04-12 [DEV]
Changing SQL Server Collation After Installation Douglas P. Castilho 2015-02-19 [DBA]
Does a TempDB spill mean statistics are out of date? Brent Ozar 2017-04-12 [DEV]
Transaction log growth during BACKUP Andy Mallon 2017-04-10 [B][DBA]
When is a SQL function not a function? Rob Farley 2011-11-08 [DEV]
Introducing Batch Mode Adaptive Joins Joseph Sack 2017-04-19 [DEV]
Investigating the proportional fill algorithm Paul Randal 2016-10-04 [DBA]
Understanding Logging and Recovery in SQL Server Paul Randal 2009-02-01 [DBA]
Bad Habits to Kick: Using shorthand with date/time operations Aaron Bertrand 2011-09-20 [DEV]
Generating Charts and Drawings in SQL Server Management Studio Zanevsky 2012-03-26 [DEV]
How expensive are column-side Implicit Conversions? Jonathan Kehayias 2013-04-15 [DEV]
Execution Plan Basics Grant Fritchey 2008-05-11 [DEV]
Disabling ROW and PAGE Level Locks in SQL Server Klaus Aschenbrenner 2016-10-31 [DEV]
Fixing Cardinality Estimation Errors with Filtered Statistics Klaus Aschenbrenner 2013-10-29 [DEV]
Cardinality Estimation for Multiple Predicates Paul Randal 2014-01-15 [DEV]
Weaning yourself off of SQL Profiler (Part 1) Wayne Sheffield 2017-04-19 [DBA][DEV]
Properly Persisted Computed Columns Paul White 2017-05-25 [DEV]
A SQL Server DBA myth a day: (17/30) page checksums Paul Randal 2010-04-17 [DBA]
What are different ways to replace ISNULL() in a WHERE clause that uses only literal values? Eric Darling 2017-05-27 [DEV]
SQL Server 2016 enhancements – Truncate Table and Table Partitioning Prashanth Jayaram 2017-04-18 [DBA][DEV]
SQL Server Mysteries: The Case of the Not 100% RESTORE… Bob Ward 2017-04-21 [DBA]
Transactional Replication and Stored Procedure Execution: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill? Drew Furgiuele 2017-04-11 [DBA]
STOPAT And Date Formats Dave Mason 2017-07-12 [DBA][XE]
Row-count Estimates when there are no Statistics Matthew McGiffen 2017-06-28 [DEV]
SQL Server DBA On-Boarding Checklist Svetlana Golovko 2017-06-20 [DBA]
Be Wary of Date Formatting in T-SQL Randolph West 2017-07-12 [DEV]
Statistics and Cardinality Estimation Matthew McGiffen 2017-06-20 [DEV]
Message queues for the DBA: sending data out into the world Drew Furgiuele 2017-07-21 [DBA]
Schema-Based Access Control for SQL Server Databases Phil Factor 2017-04-09 [DBA]
SQL Server: large RAM and DB Checkpointing Guillaume Fourrat 2017-06-29 [DBA]
Handling SQL Server Deadlocks With Event Notifications Dave Mason 2017-07-17 [R][XE]
SQL Server R Services: Digging into the R Language Robert Sheldon 2017-06-29 [DBA][DEV]
Investigating the Cause of SQL Server High CPU Load Conditions When They Happen Laerte Junior 2017-07-17 [DBA]
In-Memory Engine DURABILITY = SCHEMA_ONLY And Transaction Rollback Chris Adkin 2017-07-17 [DEV]
Builder Day: Doing a Point-in-Time Restore in Azure SQL DB Brent Ozar 2017-06-20 [DBA][AZ]
Creating Continuous Integration Build Pipelines With Jenkins, Docker and SQL Server Chris Adkin 2017-07-18 [DBA]
Scale-able Windows Aggregate Functions With Row Store Object Chris Adkin 2017-07-24 [DEV]
Azure DWH part 11: Data Warehouse Migration Utility Daniel Calbimonte 2017-07-17 [AZ][MG]
Representing a simple hierarchical list in SQL Server with JSON, YAML, XML and HTML William Brewer 2017-07-18 [DEV], [X]
Advanced Analytics with R and SQL Part II - Data Science Scenarios Frank A. Banin 2017-07-27 [DEV], [R]
Think twice before using table variables Matthew McGiffen 2017-07-11 [DEV]
ColumnStore Indexes And Recursive CTEs Erik Darling 2017-07-27 [DEV]
CCIs and String Aggregation Joe Obbish 2017-07-03 [DEV]
Brad’s Sure DBA Checklist Brad McGehee 2010-01-20 [DBA]
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