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Webcast Follow-Up: Getting Started with Windows Azure and SQL Databases

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Late last month, I delivered a webcast for Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s.  The session was titled Getting Started with Windows Azure and SQL Databases.  In the session, I how data platform professionals can start looking at Microsoft Azure and some of the services and their benefits that are available. The abstract for the sessions is: […]

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Webcast Follow-Up: Introduction to Columnstore Indexes

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Similar to yesterday’s post, I have a follow-up for another Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s session that I delivered last month.  This was is titled Introduction to Columnstore Indexes.  In the session, I discussed columnstore indexes and the value that they provide in SQL Server, both in 2012 and 2014. The abstract for the sessions […]

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Webcast Follow-Up: Introduction to Clustered Indexes and Heaps

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Last month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s titled Introduction to Clustered Indexes and Heaps.  I’d meant to get the Q&A and session materials posted earlier, but somehow getting this post out got a bit “corrupted”, but at least it is finally coming out.  In the session, I discussed the differences between […]

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Webcast Follow-Up: The Flavors of Non-Clustered Indexes

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Earlier today, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s titled The Flavors of Non-Clustered Indexes.  In the session, I discussed non-clustered indexes and some of the options available for building them.  It’s a topic I talk about often but is always an important one. The abstract for the sessions is: A non-clustered […]

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Webcast Follow-Up: Necessary Evils, Building Optimized CRUD Procedures

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Earlier today, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s titled Necessary Evils, Building Optimized CRUD Procedures.  In the session, I discussed some of the issues surrounding the use of CRUD-based stored procedures and the applications that use them.  Providing a number of tips for identifying performance issues and resolving them. The abstract […]

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Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

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Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?, in this session I discussed the patterns around non-clustered indexes and why you might choose which patterns for […]