Recently I ran into an error when trying to copy a small database bacpac into an Azure Managed Instance. It’s said that SSMS is able to do this task. Let’s see it in action.
Taking a gamble on Azure Data Studio Notebooks
If you’re a data professional or application developer chances are you’ve run into Microsoft SQL Server once or twice.
Free SQL tuning tool: How’s My Database?
It’s taken longer than I thought it may and I’ve run into several problems along the way but had a few people in the MVP community swing some homeruns to help me complete the BETA of this new SQL Server community query tuning tool.
SQL Tuning: Finding statements for missing indexes
Missing indexes are an important part of the indexing strategy. I usually start with sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats to find both inefficient and unused indexes and then supplement with missing indexes.
The missing index DMVs are great but they’ve always been missing something.
SSMS now has a vulnerability report
Security is an important and often overlooked function of technology. Don’t believe me? Go to a SQL conference and look how many people are listening to the perf tuning session vs the 3 people attending the security session.
SQL Server: The danger of large data types
Databases are platforms that are designed to securely store and retrieve your data. Perhaps that’s why they’re called a data “base”? So if your data is in a base, you’d want to lay it out in some logic way.
How to display more text in SSMS
Today’s blog post is going to be a short one but can be very helpful if you’re new to SQL Server. From time to time you may find the need to use the text result instead of the default grid result. You can change this by using CTRL-T for text and CTRL-D for grid. Read More »