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November 24, 2017

Troubleshooting SSIS Package Execution using dtexec Utility (SSIS Tool)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQL Server Execute Package Utility
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Tags IntegrationServices, SQLServer, SQLServerAgent
November 23, 2017

Replication Monitor - Agent Profile - HistroryVerboseLevel
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
HistoryVerboseLevel 2
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor
November 18, 2017

Enable or Disable All SQL Jobs
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDB..sysjobs
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
November 17, 2017

Monitor the progress of an Azure SQL Database Tier Scaling Operation
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_operation_status - Returns information about operations performed on databases in a Azure SQL Database server.
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, SQLServer
November 9, 2017

T-SQL - Query all SQL Server Error Log Files
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
xp_enumerrorlogs
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
November 8, 2017

T-SQL - Check Statistics Last Updated and Update All Statistics
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.stats, sys.stats_columns, sys.columns, sys.partitions, sys.objects
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Tags QueryTuning, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
November 8, 2017

T-SQL - Find Missing Indexes - incl. Improvement Measure and Avg User Impact
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_db_missing_index_group, sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats, sys.dm_db_missing_index_details
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Tags QueryTuning, SQLServer, SQLServerIndexes, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
October 4, 2017

Automate Azure SQL Database (As-A-Service) Copy From a Logical Server to another Logical Server
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Import-AzureRmContext, Get-AzureRMResource, New-azurermsqldatabasecopy
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, Powershell, SQLServer
September 26, 2017

T-SQL Index & Heap Space plus Rolled Up Table Space
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.tables, sys.schemas, sys.indexes, sys.partition, sys.allocation_units
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
September 9, 2017

SQL Replication Monitor
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Captures, Logs, Alerts & Reports for Microsoft SQL Server Transaction Replication Distribution Metrics.
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
August 30, 2017

Get Number of Microsoft Systems Center (SCOM) Events Per ComputerName
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
EventallView
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Tags SQLServer, SystemCenter, TSQL
August 29, 2017

Speeding up SQL Server Database Restores
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Multi-Threaded Approach, Database Instant File Initialization, Azure VM SSDs
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Tags AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerManagementStudio, SQLServerPerformance
August 28, 2017

List SQL Server Non-Default Configuration Options
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Server Dashboard Report
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerManagementStudio
August 25, 2017

T-SQL Get SQL Server Transaction Log Backup Size (or Database Backup Size)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDB..backupset
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
August 24, 2017

Automate Azure SQL Database Backup to Azure Virtual Machine running SQL Server
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SqlPackage.exe - /export, /import
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Tags AzureSQLDatabase, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer
August 22, 2017

Transaction Log Large File Size
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
800+GB Transaction Log File
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
August 18, 2017

SQL Server Database Transaction Log Backups - Activity-based (vs Time-based)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_db_log_stats
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2017, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
August 18, 2017

T-SQL - Get Stored Procedure Created and Modified Dates
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.objects, INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
August 17, 2017

Get Number of Microsoft Systems Center (SCOM) Monitor's State changes
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
StateChangeEvent, State, MonitorView, ManagedType
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Tags SQLServer, SystemCenter, TSQL
July 31, 2017

Create a Microsoft SQL Server Audit Report using Powershell
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft.SqlServer.SMO, HTML Report, Email Delivery
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Tags HTML, Powershell, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck
July 30, 2017

T-SQL - Get Logins Connect Permissions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.server_principals, sys.server_permissions, sys.sql_logins
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, TSQL
July 29, 2017

T-SQL - Get SQL Server Up-Time - Services, SysProcesses & TempDB
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_server_services, sysprocesses, sys.databases
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
July 26, 2017

T-SQL - Get list of Indexes with Fillfactor less than 90 (incl: #Pages, #Rows, % Fillfactor, % Fragmentation)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats, sys.indexes
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerIndexes, TSQL
July 24, 2017

T-SQL - Get Tables, Fields & Data Types
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.columns, sys.objects, sys.types
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, TSQL
July 23, 2017

T-SQL - sp_clean_db_free_space
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Removes residual information left on database pages because of data modification routines in SQL Server.
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
July 21, 2017

T-SQL Get Database Backups Throughput
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
msdb.dbo.backupset, msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily
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Tags IO, Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
July 19, 2017

T-SQL Display Operating System Version Information
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_os_windows_info vs sys.dm_os_host_info
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2017, TSQL
July 12, 2017

SQL Space Monitor - Version 2
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.database, sys.master_files, sys.data_spaces, sys.dm_os_volume_stats, sp_send_dbmail
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, TSQL
July 8, 2017

SQL Space Monitor - Version 1
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.database, sys.master_files, sys.data_spaces, sys.dm_os_volume_stats
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, TSQL
July 5, 2017

Agent is retrying after an error. 65 retries attempted. See agent job history in the Jobs folder for more details.
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
msdb.dbo.sysjobhistory
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
June 30, 2017

SQL Server Buffer Pool Usage per Database and per Objects
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.objects, sys.partitions, sys.allocation_units, sys.indexes, sys.dm_os_buffer_descriptors
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerArchitecture, SQLServerCPU, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerMemory, TSQL
June 28, 2017

Auditing SQL Server Systems - Logins
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sp_readerrorlog, sp_helptext
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
June 25, 2017

SQL Server 2017 - sys.dm_db_log_info
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A New DMF used to examine the structure of Transaction Log files and it is a replacement for DBCC LOGINFO. It returns VLF information of the Transaction Log Files.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2017, TSQL
June 24, 2017

SQL Server 2017 - sys.dm_os_enumerate_fixed_drives
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A New DMV to identify free disk space. It is a replacement for XP_FIXEDDRIVES.
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Tags DMVs, SQLServer, SQLServer2017, TSQL
June 23, 2017

SQL Server 2017 - sys.dm_os_file_exists
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A New inline TVF to check if a file exists or not. It is a replacement for XP_FILEEXIST.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2017, TSQL
June 20, 2017

SQL Server 2017 - sys.query_store_wait_stats
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
New in SQL Server 2017, it contains information about the Wait Stats for Queries in the Query Store. Query Store is a great feature to help with performances issues related to Plan changes.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2017, SQLServerQueryStore, TSQL
June 19, 2017

sp_configure - RECONFIGURE or RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQL Server Configuration options are available to manage via SQL Server Management Studio Application (SSMS) or sp_configure stored procedure...
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
June 18, 2017

SQL Server PBM - Policy, Condition, Facet
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A facet is a collection of properties that describe some functionality of SQL Server related to an area of Management. For example, some common facets are Database, Login & Server Security.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2016, SQLServerManagementStudio
June 18, 2017

SQL Server Management Studio - Web Browser
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Create an New Vertical Tab Group with Query Editor & Web Browser...
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerManagementStudio
June 14, 2017

T-SQL Get Permissions for a Role
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.database_principals, sys.database_permissions, sys.schemas, sys.objects
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
June 7, 2017

sp_server_diagnostics
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Captures diagnostic data and health information about SQL Server to detect potential failures. The procedure runs in repeat mode and sends results periodically.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
June 7, 2017

Transactional Replication Monitoring - SQL Job Perspective - Last Run Time and Run Status
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
This query returns all Replication SQL Jobs and reports on it's Last Run Time and Run Status...
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
June 5, 2017

Capture Microsoft SQL Server Waits Stats
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_os_wait_stats - Returns information about all the waits encountered by threads that executed. Use this aggregated view to diagnose performance issues with SQL Server and also with specific queries and batches.
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerPerformance, SQLServerWaitStats, TSQL
June 3, 2017

T-SQL List Database or Log Backups
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Backupset - Contains a row for each backup set. A backup set contains the backup from a single, successful backup operation. Backupmediafamily - Contains one row for each media family.
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerAgent, SQLServerLogShipping, TSQL
June 2, 2017

Use AzCopy to copy SQL Server Backup Files to Azure Blob Storage
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Within our Microsoft Cloud Environment we use a 3rd party product from Red-Gate - SQL Backup - to perform SQL Server backups for our both our System...
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Tags Azure, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer, SQLServerAgent
May 31, 2017

How to Monitor Log Shipping in SQL Server
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Log shipping allows you to automatically send transaction log backups from a PRI DB on a PRI Server to one or more SEC DB(s) on separate SEC Server(s)...
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Tags AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer, SQLServerLogShipping, TSQL
May 29, 2017

T-SQL Getdate as Integer
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
With Time, With Uniqueidentifier
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
May 16, 2017

The feature: "Scale-out deployment" is not supported in this edition of Reporting Services
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
During a Migration Project for SQL Server Reporting Services 2014 to 2016 we ran into some errors with bringing online...
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Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer2016
May 12, 2017

Log Reader Agent not starting after AlwaysON Availability Groups Failover
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
During recent testing of a new Microsoft Azure Cloud setup of SQL Server 2016 Standard running Always On Availability Groups Basic...
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Tags Azure, AzureVirtualMachine, SQLServer2016, SQLServerAlwaysOn, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
April 11, 2017

T-SQL - Constants vs Parameters vs Local Variables - Execution Plans, Statistics, Assumptions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Procedure Cache, Parameter Sniffing, SSMS Compare Execution Plans Tool, SSMS Live Execution Plan Tool
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Tags ProcedureCache, QueryTuning, SQLServer, SQLServer2016, SQLServerManagementStudio, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
March 30, 2017

SQL Server - File IO - Sizes, Usage, Stats - Write(Insert) vs Read(Select)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SSMS, Process Monitor
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Tags DMVs, IO, Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
March 29, 2017

SQL Server Database Mail - Success, Failure, Logs, Config
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
msdb.dbo.sysmail_sentitems, msdb.dbo.sysmail_faileditems, msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log, msdb.dbo.sysmail_configuration
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
March 26, 2017

Microsoft Azure - copy all content from one storage container to another
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Get-AzureStorageBlob, Start-CopyAzureStorageBlob, Get-AzureStorageBlobCopyState
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Tags Azure, AzureStorage, CloudComputing, Powershell
March 16, 2017

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Distribution - CmdsPerSec Delivery Rate Dropped
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Distribution.dbo.MSdistribution_history
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
February 27, 2017

SQL Server High Availability - Monitor AlwaysON Availability Groups using Powershell, DMVs and TSQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Enter Short Description Here
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Tags DMVs, SQLServer, SQLServerAlwaysOn, SQLServerPerformance
February 21, 2017

Use Microsoft Message Analyzer to capture TDS Packets
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
The Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol is an application layer request/response protocol that...
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Tags NetworkTraffic, SQLServer, SQLServerArchitecture, SQLServerPerformance
February 17, 2017

Azure Virtual Machines running SQL Server 2016 STD AlwaysON Availability Groups w/ Transactional Replication
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A High Availability & Disaster Recovery Solution
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Tags Azure, AzureLoadBalancers, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer2016, SQLServerAlwaysOn
February 7, 2017

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment - Error - InvalidTemplateDeployment
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
The template deployment is not valid according to the validation procedure. Deploying template using PowerShell script failed.
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Tags Azure, CloudComputing, JSON
February 2, 2017

T-SQL Transform Row Data into Columns using PIVOT
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Example - Transactional Replication Pending Commands
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
January 27, 2017

List all SQL Server Reporting Services Subscriptions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) is a Microsoft solution that provides customers with the ability to create, publish and manage reports...
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Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer, TSQL
January 27, 2017

SQL Server Get Latest Database or Log Backup History
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
DB, Log, Diff
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
January 18, 2017

Calculate RTO(Recovery Time Objective) in AlwaysON Availability Groups
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_hadr_availability_replica_cluster_nodes, sys.dm_hadr_availability_replica_cluster_states, sys.dm_hadr_availability_replica_states, sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states, sys.availability_replicas
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerAlwaysOn, TSQL
January 15, 2017

SQL Server on Linux
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft Azure, Linux VM, SQL Server vNext
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Tags Azure, AzureVirtualMachine, Linux, SQLServer
January 12, 2017

T-SQL Get Maximum Value from a list of Columns Values
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
VALUES Clause...
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2008, TSQL
January 3, 2017

DBCC CLONEDATABASE
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Generates a Schema and Statistics only copy...
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2016, TSQL
January 1, 2017

SQL Server 2016 Compress() & Decompress()
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Built-in T-SQL functions in SQL Server 2016
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2016, TSQL
December 30, 2016

JSON in SQL Server 2016
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
JSON_VALUE, JSON_QUERY, JSON_MODIFY, OPENJSON, FOR JSON
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Tags JSON, SQLServer, SQLServer2016, TSQL
December 27, 2016

Temporal Tables in SQL Server 2016
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
A new type of user table in SQL Server 2016
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2016, TSQL
December 17, 2016

T-SQL Merge
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Data by Using MERGE
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 17, 2016

T-SQL Pivot Data
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Pivoting the data based on a column values
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 15, 2016

The User Data directory in the registry is not valid. Error code: 0x851A0043
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQL Server Service Pack(s), Registry Key
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Tags SQLServer
December 13, 2016

Reseed Identity Column in a SQL Server Table
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
IDENTITY, DBCC CHECKIDENT
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 13, 2016

SQL Server Schema Change History
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.traces, fn_trace_gettable, fn_dblog, SSMS Report
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
December 10, 2016

Verify a remote TCP port connectivity using Powershell
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Test-NetConnection
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Tags Powershell, WindowsServer
December 9, 2016

T-SQL - Recursive CTE's
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Generate a List of Numbers, Generate a List of dates(DATEFROMPARTS, EOMONTH, MAXRECURSION), Navigate a Hierarchy
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 8, 2016

Add a new Article to an existing Publication in Transactional Replication (Push Subscription) using T-SQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sp_helppublication, sp_helpsubscription, sp_addarticle, sp_addsubscription
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
December 6, 2016

Retrieving the input buffer in SQL Server 2016 using the new Dynamic Management Function - sys.dm_exec_input_buffer
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Functionally equivalent to DBCC INPUTBUFFER
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServer2016, TSQL
December 6, 2016

T-SQL Delete Duplicate Records
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
CTE, Row_Number(), Over(Partition by)
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 5, 2016

T-SQL Create a Distinct Comma Separated List of Postal Codes
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
COALESCE
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 5, 2016

T-SQL - Extract out the Date within File Names
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SUBSTRING Function w/ PATINDEX(Pattern Index Function) and a REGEX(Regular Expression)
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
December 1, 2016

Find out when an AlwaysOn Availability Group Failover occurred
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_xe_sessions, sys.dm_xe_session_targets, sys.messages
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Tags CloudComputing, ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, SQLServerAlwaysOn
November 29, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Log Reader Agent - History, Status & Configuration
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSlogreader_history, MSlogreader_agents, sp_replcmds
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
November 19, 2016

Using Extended Events to Monitor Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Capture DDL, Capture Availability Replica State Changes, Capture Total Events Captured
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Tags CloudComputing, ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, SQLServerAlwaysOn
November 10, 2016

View Subscription Usage and Quotas in Microsoft Azure Cloud
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure Portal, ARM, Powershell
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Tags Azure, CloudComputing
November 4, 2016

T-SQL Get Replication Distribution History Errors
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSdistribution_history, MSdistribution_agents
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
October 15, 2016

T-SQL Analytic Functions FIRST_VALUE(), LAST_VALUE(), LEAD(), LAG()
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Analytic functions compute an aggregate value based on a group of rows. However, unlike aggregate functions, they can return multiple rows for each group.
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
October 15, 2016

T-SQL Ranking Functions ROW_NUMBER(), RANK(), DENSE_RANK(), NTILE()
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Ranking functions return a ranking value for each row in a partition
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
October 13, 2016

T-SQL Get Total Database Size
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.databases, sys.master_files
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
October 7, 2016

Objects exposing columns with CLR types are not allowed in distributed queries. Please use a pass-through query to access remote object...
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
OPENQUERY
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
October 6, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication Logins and Users Configuration
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Create Login, Create User, sys.sql_logins , sys.database_principals
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer, TSQL
October 3, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication - Initiate a Failover using T-SQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Alter Database FAILOVER, sys.dm_geo_replication_link_status, sys.dm_operation_status
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer, TSQL
October 3, 2016

Failed to update database because the database is read-only. Error Code 3096.
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Transactional Replication, Distribution Database, MSrepl_errors table, Set-AzureRmSqlDatabaseSecondary
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor
September 29, 2016

SQL Server Transactional Replication "The process could not connect to Subscriber" and "Cannot open server requested by the login"
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
On-Premise Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure SQL Database
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
September 26, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication - Initiate a Failover using PowerShell
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Set-AzureRmSqlDatabaseSecondary, Get-AzureRmSqlDatabaseReplicationLink
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, Powershell
September 19, 2016

Azure Powershell Get all Virtual Machines Status in a Subscription
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Get-AzureRMResourceGroup, Get-AzureRmVM, PSCustomObject
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Tags Azure, AzureVirtualMachine, Powershell
September 18, 2016

Locating DOM Elements in a Web Page
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use Javascript statements and Console commands while a page is live in the browser
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Tags DOM, HTML, HTML5
September 17, 2016

Azure Powershell Create a new Virtual Machine with 1 VNET and 2 SUBNETS
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
New-AzureRmVM, New-AzureRmVMConfig, New-AzureRmNetworkInterface
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Tags Azure, AzureStorage, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, Powershell
September 9, 2016

SQL Server List all Tables with no Primary Key
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
information_schema.tables, sys.tables, replication
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, TSQL
September 7, 2016

Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SSIS Package, SQL Job
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Tags IntegrationServices, SQLServer
September 6, 2016

Powershell Azure Virtual Machine Alerts with Webhook & Logic App
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Loop all Resource Groups & Virtual Machines in a Subscription
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Tags Azure, AzureLogicApps, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing, SQLServer
September 3, 2016

Use an Azure Logic App for custom processing of a Virtual Machine CPU alert
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure Logic App, Webhook URI, Virtual Machine Alert, Azure SQL Database
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Tags Azure, AzureLogicApps, AzureSQLDatabase, AzureVirtualMachine, CloudComputing
September 2, 2016

T-SQL SET PARSEONLY ON vs SET NOEXEC ON vs SET FMTONLY ON
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Parsing T-SQL Statements
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerArchitecture, TSQL
August 28, 2016

Use Extended Events to capture Deadlocks in SQL Server
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Histogram, XQuery
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Tags ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, TSQL, XML, XPath, XQuery
August 24, 2016

Create Alert for Azure SQL Database using Powershell Code
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Add-AzureRmMetricAlertRule
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, Powershell, SQLServer
August 22, 2016

T-SQL Log Long Running Open Transactions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Transaction Log Size, Number of VLF(Virtual Log Files), Connection Details
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerTransactionLog, TSQL
August 10, 2016

Transactional Replication - Out of Synchronization
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SkipErrors, Validate Subscriptions
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
July 27, 2016

How to Migrate an On-Premise SQL Server Database into Microsoft Azure As-A-Service (PAAS)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Export Data-tier Application, AzCopy Tool, Microsoft Azure Portal Import Database
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, AzureStorage, CloudComputing, SQLServer
July 20, 2016

SQL Server Replication Get Undistributed Commands
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Distribution.sys.sp_MSget_repl_commands
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Tags Metrics, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
July 17, 2016

SQL Server Distribution Agent is retrying after an error
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Transactional Replication, Distribution.dbo.MSdistribution_history, Distribution Retention Period
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor, TSQL
July 14, 2016

View Microsoft SQL Server Replication Publication details
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Publication Name, Publication DB, Article Name, Distribution Name, Subscriber Name, Subscriber DB
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, TSQL
July 11, 2016

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Copy Operation
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Start-AzureSqlDatabaseCopy, Get-AzureSqlDatabaseOperation, Monitor Progress
Read More
Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, Powershell, SQLServer
July 3, 2016

Create Microsoft Azure SQL Database using Powershell
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Module AzureRM.sql, New-AzureRmSqlServer, New-AzureRmSqlDatabase, SAAS
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, Powershell, SQLServer
June 29, 2016

T-SQL Check the last X days for any SQL Agent Job steps that were retried
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDN function dbo.agent_datetime for Date & Time, Filter out Replication Jobs
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerAgent, TSQL
June 28, 2016

T-SQL Stuff() vs Replace()
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Transact-SQL Functions
Read More
Tags SQLServer, TSQL
June 22, 2016

Capture Slow Stored Procedure Calls in Microsoft SQL Server using Extended Events
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sqlserver.rpc_completed
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Tags ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
June 20, 2016

Cross-Database Queries in Azure SQL Databases
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Extension in the DDL for external data sources and external tables
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Tags Azure, AzureElasticQuery, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck
June 15, 2016

MSrepl_errors - TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired & Communication link failure
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Distribution DB
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor
June 15, 2016

Delete Microsoft Azure Storage Blob(s) based on specified retention period
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft SQL Server .bak & log files
Read More
Tags Azure, AzureStorage, CloudComputing, Powershell, SQLServer
June 10, 2016

TechDevOps.com shared a Session - "SQL Server Index Internals: A Deep Dive (Tim Chapman; Microsoft)"
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
PASS
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerIndexes, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
June 1, 2016

SQL Server Management Studio - Include Client Statistics
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Measure Round-Trip Client-to-Server Time
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerManagementStudio, SQLServerPerformance
May 31, 2016

Powershell - Azure Traffic Manager Enable and Disable Endpoints
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure Traffic Manager Cmdlets
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Tags Azure, AzureTrafficManager, CloudComputing, Powershell
May 19, 2016

SQL Server Management Studio Multiserver Queries
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Groups, Status Bar, MultiServer Results
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerManagementStudio
May 16, 2016

SQL Server Deadlock Detection & Logging
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Trace Flag, DMV
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, SQLServerReplication
May 15, 2016

Procedure Cache Analysis Queries
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.procedures, sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats, sys.dm_exec_cached_plans
Read More
Tags ProcedureCache, QueryTuning, SQLServer
May 9, 2016

T-SQL Cross Apply vs Derived Table vs Subquery
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Enter Short Description Here
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
May 6, 2016

SQL Server Execution Plan Handle Changes - Monitoring, Logging & Alerting
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Alert if Plan_Handle changes
Read More
Tags ProcedureCache, QueryTuning, SQLServer
May 3, 2016

Powershell - Automate Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Powershell.exe, Batch File, Fiddler, Alerting, Logging
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Tags Azure, AzureTrafficManager, CloudComputing
April 29, 2016

How to Request a Web Page Through a Telnet Client
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
PuTTYtel
Read More
Tags ChromeDevTools, HTTP, Telnet
April 27, 2016

Copy files from On-Prem to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft Azure Storage Tools, AzCopy.exe
Read More
Tags Azure, CloudComputing
April 26, 2016

Kudu - a service which powers Azure Web Apps
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure, Web Apps, IIS, Debug & Diagnostics Console
Read More
Tags Azure, AzureWebApps, CloudComputing, Kudo Service
April 13, 2016

Rebuild Indexes based on Fragmentation Percent
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
T-SQL, Alter Index
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
April 6, 2016

TechDevOps.com shared a Article - "How to choose antivirus software ..."
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
KB Article
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Tags Antivirus, SQLServer
April 5, 2016

Powershell Remoting - Get-Process on Remote Servers
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
New-PSSession, Invoke-Command, Get-Process, Remove-PSSession
Read More
Tags Powershell
April 5, 2016

Powershell - Interactive Sessions, Legacy Remoting, Powershell Remoting(WSMan, WinRM Service)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
help about_remote -ShowWindow
Read More
Tags Powershell
April 1, 2016

Powershell - Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure REST API, Log to file
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Tags Azure, AzureLoadBalancers, AzureTrafficManager, CloudComputing, Powershell
March 31, 2016

Powershell - Failover Cluster
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Windows PowerShell cmdlets to Manage a Failover Cluster
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Tags Powershell, WindowsFailoverCluster
March 18, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Validate Subscriptions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Replication Monitor, T-SQL
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor
March 18, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication Monitor Queries
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sp_replmonitorhelppublication, sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, SQLServerReplicationMonitor
March 18, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Distribution Agent - History, Status, Stats, Errors
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSdistribution_history, MSdistribution_agents, MSrepl_commands
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerReplication
March 16, 2016

Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Powershell, Chrome Postman
Read More
Tags Azure, AzureLoadBalancers, AzureTrafficManager, CloudComputing, Powershell
March 6, 2016

Azure Extended Events session return ShowPlan XML
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
query_post_execution_showplan
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, ExtendedEvents, SQLServer
February 8, 2016

T-SQL Column Data Values placed into Bucket Ranges and Aggregated Totals
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Used to measure Transactional Replication Distribution Agent Performance
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
February 7, 2016

The definition of this report is not valid or supported by this version of Reporting Services
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Read More
Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer
February 6, 2016

TechDevOps.com shared a link - "Maximum Capacity Specifications for SQL Server"
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDN
Read More
Tags SQLServer
February 5, 2016

T-SQL Query Tuning - Statistics, Histogram, Density, Selectivity & Cardinality
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
DBCC Show_Statistics, Set Statistics Profile, Set Statistics IO, Set Statistics Time, sp_updatestats, DBCC dropcleanbuffers, DBCC freeproccache
Read More
Tags QueryTuning, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
January 27, 2016

Rebuild or Reorganize Index
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Recommendations, Information, Examples
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance
January 26, 2016

Distribution Agent Undistributed Commands value is not changing
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
On-Prem Publisher & Distributor with Azure Subscriber
Read More
Tags AzureSQLDatabase, SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
January 20, 2016

How to Identify Performance Issues on Azure SQL Database
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Azure SQL Database (as-a-service), DMVs
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Tags AzureSQLDatabase, DMVs, ProcedureCache, QueryTuning, SQLServer
January 19, 2016

The row was not found at the Subscriber when applying the replicated command
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Error 20598
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
January 4, 2016

RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally using Azure Blog Storage
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
services.msc
Read More
Tags AzureVirtualMachine, SQLServer
December 23, 2015

T-SQL subtract current row value from previous row value
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
LAG (Transact-SQL)
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Tags AzureSQLDatabase, SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, TSQL
December 14, 2015

Move Azure SQL Server and Azure SQL Database to a new Resource Group
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Powershell Script
Read More
Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer
December 10, 2015

Azure BizTalk Hybrid Connections
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Hybrid Connection Manager, Listener, Ports
Read More
Tags Azure, CloudComputing, SQLServer
November 26, 2015

Azure SQL Database Scale Operation failed
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication Two-Node Configuration
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Tags Azure, AzureSQLDatabase, CloudComputing, SQLServer
November 23, 2015

View Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Report Server Logs
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Report Server Execution Log and the ExecutionLog3 View
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Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer, TSQL
November 8, 2015

Determine the progress of Microsoft SQL Server Backup or Restore
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using T-SQL get the Total Elapsed Time, Percentage Completed & Estimated Completion Time...
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Tags SQLServer, TSQL
November 7, 2015

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service as a backup destination
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Requires Storage Account, Container & Credential
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Tags Azure, CloudComputing, SQLServer, TSQL
November 7, 2015

Find Microsoft SQL Server Agent Job History Retention Settings using T-SQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Max Records, Max Records Per Job, xp_instance_regread
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerAgent
November 3, 2015

Transactional Replication to Azure SQL DB now in public preview
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
"During my presentation at Pass Summit 2015, I announced that you can now configure Azure SQL DB as a subscriber of SQL Server Transactional Replication..."
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Tags AzureSQLDatabase, SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
November 2, 2015

Create an Extended Events session - Azure SQL Database
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sqlserver.sql_batch_completed, ring_buffer
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Tags AzureSQLDatabase, ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
November 2, 2015

Create an Extended Events session - On-Prem
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sqlserver.rpc_completed, sqlserver.sql_batch_completed, ring_buffer
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Tags ExtendedEvents, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
November 1, 2015

Microsoft SQL Server Query Testing Tool
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQLQueryStress by http://www.datamanipulation.net/
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Tags QueryTuning, SQLServer, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
November 1, 2015

Move Distribution Database Files to other drives
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Alter Database commands
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
October 15, 2015

SSIS Create Archive Folder based on current system date & time
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using SSIS Package Variables & Expressions
Read More
Tags IntegrationServices, SQLServer
October 12, 2015

List your SQL Server Replication Topology using T-SQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Distributor, Publisher, Publications & Subscribers
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication, TSQL
October 7, 2015

Find hidden characters in a SQL Server table data
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using ASCII (Transact-SQL)
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Tags DataCleansing, SQLServer, TSQL
October 5, 2015

SSIS Flow Path based on VB Script & Precedence Constraint
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Microsoft Business Development Studio 2008, SSIS & VB
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Tags IntegrationServices, SQLServer2008
September 27, 2015

Deploy Azure Resources with JSON Template
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Visual Studio 2015, create a new Azure Resource Project and choose a Resource Template...
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Tags Azure, CloudComputing, JSON, VisualStudio2015
September 27, 2015

Custom SQL Server Code Repository - "MSSQLCodeRepo" tool
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Includes Code Extractor & Viewer
Read More
Tags SQLServer
September 8, 2015

Windows Server 2012 Cluster Logs
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Powershell
Read More
Tags WindowsFailoverCluster
September 7, 2015

Move SQL Server TempDB Data & Log files
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
T-SQL
Read More
Tags SQLServer, TempDB
September 6, 2015

SQL Server Transactional Replication Threads
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Query Publisher, Distributor & Subscriber DB's
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
August 30, 2015

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services - One Dataset, Many Charts
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Chart Filters
Read More
Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer
August 30, 2015

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services - X-Axis - Date Data
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Solution for optimal number of axis labels
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Tags ReportingServices, SQLServer
August 24, 2015

How to measure the impact of Plugins on a WordPress site's load time
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Plugin Performance Profiler (P3)
Read More
Tags WordPress
August 22, 2015

View queries executing in MySQL
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
mysqladmin, processlist
Read More
Tags MySQL
August 18, 2015

Microsoft Azure Data Factory
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Ingest and Prepare, Transform and Analyze, Publish and Consume, Monitor and Manage
Read More
Tags Azure, CloudComputing
August 18, 2015

Display a loading message while ASP.NET Update Panel is updating
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Message type as text or image
Read More
Tags ASP.NET
August 14, 2015

View & Log Active TCP/IP Connections
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Netstat, Microsoft Message Analyzer, WireShark, CurrPorts
Read More
Tags NetworkTraffic, SQLServer, WindowsServer2008
August 12, 2015

View Microsoft SQL Server Replication Errors
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Replication System Tables
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
August 11, 2015

The selected Subscriber does not satisfy the minimum version compatibility level of the selected publication
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Error visible while adding a SQL Server Replication Subscriber
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Tags SQLServer2008, SQLServer2014, SQLServerReplication
August 7, 2015

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
"Today, we are happy to announce the availability of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). This is the newest version..."
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Tags TeamFoundationServer, VisualStudio
August 6, 2015

List information about all SQL Server Databases & Files
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.master_files, sys.databases
Read More
Tags SQLServer, TSQL
August 6, 2015

Use a SQL Server Trigger to capture calling object updating a table
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
DBCC InputBuffer
Read More
Tags SQLServer, Trigger
August 6, 2015

WordPress - Automatic Updates
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Core Updates, Plugin Updates, Theme Updates, Translation File updates
Read More
Tags WordPress
August 7, 2015

TechDevOps.com shared a post
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Source: www.librato.com - Choosing Metrics that Matter (Beyond CPU/Disk/Network) ... "Imagine for a moment that you have suddenly been promoted from regular old developer to senior architect, and tasked with overseeing the telemetry efforts for all of the engineering teams..."
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Tags Metrics
August 6, 2015

SSIS error Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Invalid Characters discovery
Read More
Tags IntegrationServices, SQLServer
August 5, 2015

Find all SQL Server Instances
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SQLCMD, OSQL, Powershell, TSQL
Read More
Tags SQLServer
August 5, 2015

SQL Server Connections - Schedulers, Threads, Workers, Tasks, Requests, Sessions, Connections, Users
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Along with sys.messages & other resources
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Tags SQLServer2008, SQLServerArchitecture, SQLServerHealthCheck, SQLServerPerformance, TSQL
August 4, 2015

Download AdventureWorks 2014 Sample Databases
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Adventure Works 2014 sample databases are an upgrade from the 2012 version
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Tags SQLServer2014
August 4, 2015

Find the DateDiff between separate log records with starttime and endtime
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
T-SQL query
Read More
Tags TSQL
August 3, 2015

Alerting on Deadlocks with SQL Server Management Pack in Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Configure sys.messages to log EventID 1205
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Tags SQLServer, SystemCenter
August 2, 2015

Java(Prepare-Execution Model) View call performance issue solved by SQL Server Plan Guides
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Parameter Sniffing lead to poor SQL Server Execution Plan
Read More
Tags Java, QueryTuning, SQLServer
August 2, 2015

How to check if SQL Server is running on a Physical or Virtual Machine
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use T-SQL, CMD Prompt or Powershell
Read More
Tags Powershell, SQLServer, VirtualMachine
August 2, 2015

Find a stored procedure call within a SQL Server Job
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using T-SQL, find a stored procedure call within a SQL Server Job step(s)
Read More
Tags SQLServer, SQLServerAgent, TSQL
August 1, 2015

How to detect database version from a Hosting Provider backup file
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using TSQL RESTORE HEADERONLY to obtain the database version & compatability level of the file...
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Tags Hosting, SQLServer
July 3, 2015

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
As the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history, SQL Server 2016 delivers...
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Tags SQLServer2016
July 2, 2015

Creating Data Collector Sets
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDN - A Data Collector Set is the building block of performance monitoring and reporting in Windows Performance Monitor....
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Tags SQLServer, WindowsServer2008
June 30, 2015

Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering - Logs
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
All the essential logs/resources for managing a Windows 2008 Failover Cluster
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Tags WindowsFailoverCluster, WindowsServer2008
June 28, 2015

Linux & MySQL Automated Database Backups
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Using Linux Commands and MySQL Commands to Automate DB Backups
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Tags Linux, MySQL
June 28, 2015

New EMC Storage LUN Visibility to SQL Server Management Studio(SSMS)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SSMS LUN Visibility requires Failover Cluster Manager dependency added
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Tags SQLServer, WindowsFailoverCluster, WindowsServer2008
June 28, 2015

T-SQL - Find Lead Blocking SPID
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use T-SQL to find the lead blocking SPID and it's INPUTBUFFER contents.
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Tags TSQL
June 28, 2015

Using HTMLEncode for Blog Posts
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDN: "The HTMLEncode method applies HTML encoding to a specified string. This is useful as a quick method of encoding form data and other client request data before using it in your Web application."
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Tags VB.NET
June 28, 2015

Hash Lookup/Static Table Contents
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
T-SQL Solution for Hashing Lookup Table records in a Microsoft SQL Server Database. Required for data level Change Detection/Control implementations.
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Tags TSQL
June 28, 2015

Custom SQL Server Transactional Replication Publication(s) Validation Automation
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
How to implement a complete solution for SQL Server Replication Publication(s) Validation, Error Logging & Notification
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Tags SQLServer, SQLServerReplication
June 28, 2015

How to parse a string in a VB.NET DataTable & add Hyperlink
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Parse a comma-separated string in a VB.BET DataTable, originating from a Microsoft SQL Server table, add HyperLink & re-build the string for insertion back in the DataTable.
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Tags VB.NET
June 28, 2015

How to display line breaks contained in a SQL Server table in ASP.NET
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Line breaks may not display when pulled from a SQL Server table to an ASP:DATALIST control. The table record itself contains the line breaks. However, the rendered page does not display them.
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Tags ASP.NET
June 28, 2015

Use T-SQL to log Active SPID Execution Duration
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use T-SQL to capture, filter & log Active SPID Execution Duration for all active requests inside the Microsoft SQL Server Engine.
Read More
Tags SQLServer, TSQL
June 21, 2015

Use Powershell to capture SQL Server Resources
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use Powershell to capture SQL Server Resources - Test Connection, CPU Usage, MEM Usage & Disk Usage.
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Tags Powershell, SQLServer
June 21, 2015