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Tales from Building a SQL Server Data Warehouse in Azure

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On June 19th, Kevin Kline and Melissa Coates presented a webinar called "Tales from Building a SQL Server in Azure." In this session, they shared experiences and lessons learned from a recent migration of our business...

Who Wants To Be A DBA? Roles & Responsibilities

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In this video, Kevin Kline and John Martin discuss the roles and responsibilities of a DBA. They look at the interpersonal issues and answer questions who do I need to satisfy and what’s really expected. They also look at what technical skills you need to succeed as a DBA.

Query Progress Tracking in SQL Server

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It's 18:00 o'clock on Friday. You execute a process that usually takes a few minutes and start packing in order to start the weekend. You are already with your bag on your back, but the process doesn't finish. You sta...

Columnstore Indexes Improvements in SQL Server 2016 with Niko Neugebauer

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In this session, Niko Neugebauer looks at the columnstore indexes and discusses how they've improved in SQL Server 2016. About the speaker: Niko Neugebauer works as a BI Consultant for OH22, which creates int...

Exploring SQL Server’s Plan Cache

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SQL Server’s plan cache is one of the largest regions of memory and is used to store SQL and T-SQL code for quick execution. It is largely self-maintaining and self-tuning. However, the kind of code you write and the way you invoke that code can have an enormous impact on how the plan cache is maintained, tuned, and optimized.

SQL Sentry Tools Demo Focused on SQL Server

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In this video, Lori Edwards gives a demo on the tools offered by SQL Sentry that are focused on helping you with SQL Server.

Convince Me! – Persuasion Techniques that Get Things Done

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In this webinar, SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline talks about the importance of being able to persuade people as an IT professional.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Panel Discussion – Part 4

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In Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Panel Discussion – Part 4, Kevin Kline, Aaron Bertrand, Jes Borland, David Klee, Grant Fritchey and Tim Ford briefly touch on indexing strategy and why it is important. They continue to tell their own horror stories for backups and recoveries and some of the things you can do to avoid having your own horror stories.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Panel Discussion – Part 3

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In Part 3 of Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! - Panel Discussion, the panel talks about how human error is something that is inevitable and tell more horror stories from their own experiences. They stress how it is always important to prepare for these types of mistakes so you can recover faster when they occur.

Custom Conditions

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In this video, Scott Fallen, one of our Sales Engineers, looks at one of our newest features, custom conditions. He starts out by discussing how custom conditions work and how it’s different from anything available in other alerting systems. He also shows some example conditions, which are available in our starter custom condition package.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Part 3

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In Part 3 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. In this video, Kevin, Aaron and Argenis discuss another common DBA Mistake, inadequate preventative maintenance.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Part 2

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In Part 2 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They transition from discussing disk subsystems to discussing the issues with accepting SQL Server’s installation defaults. They begin by explaining why you need to set the size of a database when you build it and the issues with not managing virtual log files (VLFs) correctly. They also explain why you should not stick with the default power plan.

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