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Queries with IN(…) / OR

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In this Quick Tip, Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline discuss queries that use IN(…) vs. queries that use OR. They use a demo to show how the two types of queries are interchangeable and how they both optimize to the exact same plan.

Specifying the Schema

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Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline discuss some of the advantages for specifying the schema when creating, altering and referencing objects. They discuss how specifying a schema can affect performance and how important it is for security. They also use demos to illustrate the importance.

The Dreaded SP_ Prefix

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Aaron Bertrand explains what the SP_ prefix is and discusses the performance issues with using it when you call a stored procedure. He also mentions a blog post he wrote about the SP_ prefix, which can be found at

Top 10 Administrative Mistakes on SQL Server

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SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses the top 10 administrative mistakes that DBAs make on Microsoft SQL Server. He discusses how most of the mistakes are due to process and business issues instead of issues with technology.

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Power Suite Overview

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The SQL Sentry Power Suite provides a complete performance monitoring and optimization solution for Microsoft SQL Server by combining both Performance Advisor for SQL Server and Event Manager. Learn more: ...

Performance Advisor Dashboard

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SQL Sentry's Performance Advisor dashboard not only gives you real time performance details on your server, but easily provides long term trending as well as flexible point in time details for all of your SQL Se...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 1

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline begin their series on query tuning best practices. They go over some tips and tricks for writing queries. First, Kevin goes over query tuning methodology and what i...

Who is the World’s Fastest DBA?

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Have you ever wondered who is the World’s Fastest DBA? Well now you have a chance! Watch as the SQL Sentry Racing Team takes to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to find out who is truly the World’s Fastest DBA.