Joey on SQL Server


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?

Containers: The Future of Database Infrastructure?

Databases usually lag behind other servers in moving to new architecture, but containerization brings enough major improvements to convince even the most old-school DBAs.

A Closer Look at the Newest Azure SQL Database Features

Microsoft's cloud DBaaS has had a whirlwind month with the introduction of managed instances, database migration tools and more. Here's what each feature does and when to use it.

How Telemetry Is Making SQL Server and Azure SQL Better: Part 2

More from Microsoft's lead SQL architect about how telemetry data is helping the company deliver regular, highly requested and targeted feature improvements at a massive scale.

How Telemetry Is Making SQL Server and Azure SQL Better: Part 1

In the first of this two-part series, Microsoft's lead SQL architect explains how the company collects -- and secures -- telemetry data from Azure SQL Database customers to improve its engineering process.

Spectre and Meltdown: How Do They Impact SQL Server?

IT needs to patch everything, but the Spectre/Meltdown patches come with their own problems, too. Here's how to limit the fallout.

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