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Are you a SQL Server DBA or developer and you have encountered performance related problems with SQL Server?Yesterday our SQL Server was running very smoothly, but today’s performance is very bad and you have no idea what the problem is nor how...
posted on 09/03/2016 20:05
On March 24th, the one and only Paul Randal will be bring us a realtime video session on how to troubleshoot performance using wait statistics.One of the first things you should check when investigating performance issues are wait statistics - a...
posted on 12/02/2016 12:40
Join Frederik Bogaerts and Stijn Wynants at Cronos for a talk about Clustered Columnstore Indexes and In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016.  Fun guaranteed because they will be combining both technologies and even demo it for you!About the speakers...
posted on 12/02/2016 09:53
Microsoft states that Power BI is “a cloud-based business analytics service that enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding”Does this mean Power BI Desktop can also be used for more than...
posted on 11/11/2015 13:08
Spark on Azure: A Gentle IntroductionA gentle introduction to the world of Big Data and Spark. We are going to use Spark notebooks (Jupyter and Zeppelin), which are available on Azure HDInsight to demonstrate the ideal ad-hoc data analytics environme...
posted on 11/11/2015 13:07

What's Going on in the community?

No, not #tables – actual tables. Here’s how: USE tempdb; GO /* This one is only available during my session: */ CREATE TABLE #myTempTable (ID INT IDENTITY(1,1), Stuffing VARCHAR(100)); GO /* This one is global, meaning it's available to o...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (04/05/2016 15:15)
This post was authored by Ayo Olubeko, Program Manager, Data Developer Group. Two practices drive successful modern applications today – a fast time to market, and a relentless focus on listening to customers and rapidly iterating on their feedback. ...
Source: SQL Server Blog (03/05/2016 19:30)
A question came up in class today about easily seeing the degree of parallelism for parallel query plans, so I’ve updated my waiting tasks script to pull in the dop field from sys.dm_exec_query_memory_grants. Here it is for your use. Enjoy! (No...
Source: Paul S. Randal (03/05/2016 17:34)
Sometimes SQL is the presentation layer And when it is, you end up doing a lot of concatenating. This isn’t about performance, or trying to talk you out of SQL as the presentation layer, this is just something you should … Continue readin...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (03/05/2016 15:05)
Pretty much every environment I've ever seen follows the same patterns with regard to query size distribution: lots of typical run-of-the-mill queries (whatever is typical in that environment), followed by a diminishing number of larger queries (say,...
Source: Adam Machanic's Blog (02/05/2016 19:26)
Pretty much every environment I've ever seen follows the same patterns with regard to query size distribution: lots of typical run-of-the-mill queries (whatever is typical in that environment), followed by a diminishing number of larger queries (say,...
Source: Adam Machanic's Blog (02/05/2016 19:26)
Last month’s post “For Technical Interviews, Don’t Ask Questions, Show Screenshots” was a surprise hit, and lots of folks asked for more details about the types of screenshots I’d show. Over the next few weeks, I’l...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (02/05/2016 15:15)
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for! Microsoft just announced the SQL Server 2016 Release Date: June 1, 2016. This PDF lays out the differences between editions, and here’s a few points that stand out: Standard Edition now goes...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (02/05/2016 15:15)
This post was authored by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing. SQL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Micros...
Source: SQL Server Blog (02/05/2016 15:00)
Several of my customers lately have mentioned that when they’ve added a node to a Windows failover cluster for supporting an Availability Group, that they’ve ended up with an outage because the non-shared drives have been taken offline by the install...
Source: Greg Low (02/05/2016 03:37)

And on a different note

Another busy month, with enhancements to Office on devices, accessibility improvements, new Office 365 training, new deployment opportunities, security and compliance improvements and a new OneNote Class Notebook API. See what else is new. The post W...
Source: Office 365 technology (01/03/2017 18:00)
Today’s Office 2016 release for Office 365 introduced a new model for managing and deploying regular updates. Here’s what admins for small to midsized businesses need to know now that Office 2016 has been released. The post Small and midsized busines...
Source: Office 365 technology (22/09/2016 23:00)
SQLite version 3.11.2 is shipping with the Windows 10 Anniversary edition as part of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and is recommended for all UWP local data storage needs. This represents the first time an open source, third-party library, suc...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (03/05/2016 23:00)
Users today are mobile, transitioning from one device to the next throughout the day. Increasingly, these same users expect (or even demand) to take their data with them. Fortunately for us, roaming app data makes this a reality. Today, we kick off a...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (03/05/2016 19:00)
OneNote has been a game changer for a data support specialist at the Feldwood Elementary School in College Park, Georgia. —Read on for the full story. The post Our journey into the world of OneNote appeared first on Office Blogs.
Source: OneNote Blog (03/05/2016 18:00)
Today HP Inc. unveiled a redesigned Pavilion portfolio of Windows 10 PCs in a bold color palette featuring new convertibles, notebooks and desktops ideal for students and families that will begin rolling out this month. This new portfolio lights up W...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (03/05/2016 16:00)
Here’s a roundup of what’s new in the Windows Store this week, including new apps, a hit movie with an exclusive photo gallery, and two games! Apps Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram – Free Today, we are excited to share that the official Facebook ap...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (29/04/2016 22:00)
Today we’re taking a closer look at the PBS Video app our team released for Windows 10. With it accessing your favorite video content from PBS is easier than ever before no matter the device you’re using whether it’s a PC, tablet or phone. When consi...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (29/04/2016 19:00)
With Windows 10, we have invested in delivering comprehensive, end-to-end search capabilities that make Windows more personal, intuitive and helpful. The Cortana search box, in the bottom left of the Windows 10 taskbar, allows you to easily search ac...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (28/04/2016 23:00)
Today, we released a new Windows 10 Anniversary SDK Preview to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 14332 or greater). The Preview SDK is a pre-release and cannot be used in a production environment. Please only install the S...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (28/04/2016 19:57)
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