Joey on SQL Server


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Build 2019: Microsoft Bets Big on Its Data Platform

Microsoft's ongoing investments in SQL Server are bearing fruit. Here's a rundown of the biggest announcements for database professionals from this year's conference.

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Keep the Lights On: Dealing with Systems Failure as a DBA

It's not enough to have a backup and recovery plan. Today's IT pros need to practice salesmanship and PR savvy to get through a disaster.

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse: New Features and New Benchmark

Microsoft's drive to put Azure SQL Data Warehouse on more equal footing with SQL Server is finally paying off.

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What's the Future of Database Hardware Post-Cloud?

IT is moving toward the cloud and virtualization, but don't write off hardware -- especially for highly critical systems. Here's a look at the newest generation of database hardware and how it impacts performance.

5 Database Resolutions To Adopt in 2019

If you're a DBA, now is the time to re-evaluate your current database management habits, as well as figure out how to take your career as a database professional to the next level.

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What's New in SQL Server 2019: A Closer Look at the Top New Features

Microsoft debuted SQL Server 2019 at Ignite, but a more technically detailed picture of the next-gen database platform emerged only later at the PASS Summit. Here are some of the standout additions and improvements.

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An Easy Way To Modernize Your SQL Server Environment

There used to be few good options for a DBA with a bunch of systems stuck on SQL Server 2008. But thanks to one easy trick, businesses on aging infrastructure can take advantage of Microsoft's modern data platform.

Introducing SQL Server 2019: What's New in the Public Preview

Microsoft announced the latest preview of its next-gen SQL Server product at Ignite. Here's a rundown of everything the new release promises, from performance enhancements to security and availability perks.

5 SQL Server Components You Should Be Using

Microsoft's rapid-fire release cycle for SQL Server means it's easy for database admins to miss useful new features. Here are some recent additions that might otherwise fly under the radar.

Migrating a Major SQL Server Workload to Azure: The Good, Bad and Ugly

You're going to need a bigger network connection.

Q&A: The State of SQL Server Tools Development

Microsoft's SQL Server toolbox is a complicated ecosystem, and differentiating one tool from another is a challenge. Vicky Harp, lead program manager of the SQL Server tools team, clarifies Microsoft's vision for its tools landscape.

Plotting Your Next Move as a DBA in the Cloud Era

With the tech landscape changing so rapidly, many IT pros are at a crossroads: Practice and perfect core skillsets, or get a head start on bleeding-edge technologies?

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