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  • Maintain Optimal SQL Server Performance

    Optimal SQL Server performance is vital for today’s businesses. IT professionals charged with keeping Microsoft® SQL Server® running at peak performance need an effective strategy paired with a fully functional solution to maintain a watchful eye over their database environment.

  • Gaining Performance Insights for SQL Server

    Database engines like SQL Server or Azure SQL Database are very heavily instrumented pieces of software. SQL Server tracks a multitude of internal and operating system metrics, down to the level of tracking which each thread is waiting on and aggregating the data. Starting in recent versions of SQL Server, query execution and performance are tracked in stored in a feature called the Query Store.

  • Query Optimization for Plan Explorer

    Execution plans provide a rich source of information that can help us identify ways to improve the performance of important queries. Sometimes, performance will still not be good enough, even after multiple performance tuning techniques are applied. This eBook will help you get the absolute most out of the additional insight a SQL monitoring tool should offer.

  • DevOps for the Database

    This book is about DevOps for the database, and why it’s different, hard, valuable and doable. You can adopt or improve DevOps practices for your databases. We all can. If you’re responsible for all or part of building and running a data-intensive application, and you want to modernize and automate as much as you can for speed, stability and efficiency, then this book is for you.

  • Understanding Fundamentals of Database Performance

    Explore ways to monitor, analyze, and improve database performance by optimizing queries and understanding the foundations for database workloads. No matter your level of expertise, this is an indispensable resource for anyone responsible for SQL query optimization.

  • Identifying Database Performance Problems

    Is your application slow, or is it just you? Slow applications frustrate users and impose very real costs. Most applications rely on databases, and this makes database performance analysis an increasingly important topic of exploration. This tech brief provides an overview of database performance analysis software and why it's important to your business.

  • Managing the Multiple Database Journey

    Learn how you can implement a technology built specifically for SQL query performance, monitoring, analysis, and tuning, which supports not only the leading open-source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, but also Oracle, Azure® SQL Database, and Microsoft.

  • Achieving Peak SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Performance

    This whitepaper will review some of the most common SSAS performance killers as well as useful metrics to monitor in SSAS Tabular model, which is now the default installation option in SQL Server.

  • Redmond Summit Insider: Azure and Digital Transformation: Modernize Apps, Boost Agility, and Pay Down Technical Debt

    Microsoft Azure has the tools to help organizations modernize their infrastructure modernization, but navigating the galaxy of Azure solutions at a customer’s disposal can be confusing and time-consuming. This Summit Insider paper sponsored by SoftwareONE gathers the most pertinent insights from the recent “Azure and Your Digital Transformation Summit,” highlighting the benefits of app modernization, listing important new features in Azure, and providing guidance to organizations beginning their digital transformation journeys.

  • Windows IoT for Healthcare

    Join Jeff Trager, Microsoft IoT/Embedded Software Licensing Specialist and Bob King, Solutions Architect for Microsoft IoT & Server to learn how windows for IoT harnesses the power of windows and the cloud to help organizations do more at the edge with smarter devices with long term serviceability. Learn more!

  • Microsoft 365 Backup For Dummies

    Get this easy-to-read e-book For Dummies, and learn how to best backup and protect your Microsoft 365 data, closing gaps between out-of-the-box security features and what’s required to achieve an effective backup and recovery strategy. It’s your data, it’s your responsibility to protect it!

  • Getting Executive Support For Security Awareness Training

    We won’t sugarcoat it: executive support can make or break any program within your organization (security-related or otherwise). This challenge is heightened when it comes to security awareness training, since training and its impact aren’t always clearly linked to an organization’s bottom line. For your security awareness program to be a success, your executive team must be convinced that the security mindset and culture created by security awareness training is the right thing for the organization.

  • How Regional ISPs are Bridging the Digital Divide Through Innovation

    in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas, at a national scale – perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap. Download this report from STL Partners, which highlights four key business model factors regional ISPs can consider to aid building networks and services more quickly.

  • How to thwart Conti ransomware with the FBI, CISA, NSA, and Secret Service recommended strategies

    Following the surge in Conti ransomware attacks and the detrimental effects it has had on its victims, the FBI, NSA, CISA, and Secret Service have released a joint advisory to take proactive measures against the attack. Dive into our free e-book to learn more.

  • 7 Critical Reasons for Microsoft 365 Backup

    You have 7 critical reasons to protect your Microsoft 365 data. This 5-minute easy-to-read document helps you convince your managers and peers that your organization needs Microsoft 365 data protection, including understanding Microsoft’s 365 responsibility and your IT organization’s responsibility and who is in control of Microsoft 365 data.

  • Summer 2022: Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

    The latest G2 Grid Report compares Security Awareness Training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence. Based on over 765 G2 customer reviews, KnowBe4 is the top ranked security awareness training platform with 99% of users rating 4 or 5 stars. The KnowBe4 platform also received a 95% customer recommendation rating, 92% ease of use and 95% quality of support score. KnowBe4 has the highest G2 score and largest market presence among all vendors rated in the report.

  • Summer 2022: Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software

    The latest G2 Grid Report compares Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence. Based on 97 G2 customer reviews, KnowBe4’s PhishER platform is the top ranked SOAR software. PhishER has the highest satisfaction score among SOAR products with a score of 96 out of 100, with 99% of users rating it 4 or 5 stars.

  • Migrate Your Oracle Workload to Azure With No Risk and Almost Zero Downtime

    Organizations are quick to dismiss the benefits of migrating Oracle workloads to Microsoft Azure, believing the effort isn’t worth the hassle. However, the most common issues regarding Oracle-to-Azure migrations can be mitigated by using a measured approach. Download this Tech Talk Paper to find out what that approach looks like for your company.

  • USA Executive Brief 2022 Ransomware Trends Report

    We polled 280 IT Leaders from organizations of all sizes who had suffered a ransomware attack in 2021. Our survey focused on the impact within their environments, as well as their IT strategies and data protection initiatives moving forward.

  • Ransomware: Building Secure Backup as your last line of Defense

    Since 2019, every release of Veeam’s® Modern Data Protection platform has delivered significant cyber resiliency and secure ransomware protection capabilities, helping organizations reliably recover from any cyberattack in minutes. These best practices allow you to have the appropriate safeguards to ensure the delivery of reliable backup and recovery for your critical infrastructure services and to ensure your data will be there when you need it.