Category Archives: Data

Troubleshooting SQL Server on-premises Performance

Are you trying to figure out if you have SQL Server performance issues? Is your server overloaded? There are free tools to help you diagnose this.  Generally, I would tell you to get a support case opened, but you can … Continue reading

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Developer tools and training for SQL Server, Mobile Development, and cross platform. Where are they?

The following are a set of links to free tools and training that can help you get started around data, mobile, and cloud. Continue reading

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Azure DataFest! March 1st, Burlington MA!

On March 1st, there will be an event, “Azure DataFest”, all day from 9-5 at Microsoft’s office at 5 wayside road, Burlington, MA. If you wish to attend, please go here. We are charging 22 dollars for this event plus … Continue reading

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Upgrading to SQL 2016 (and 2017) and Windows Server 2016

A lot of engineering work has gone into easing upgrades for SQL Server and Windows at Microsoft. In general, a lot of breaking changes no longer happen especially around the database engine. But what about other components? What about Windows? … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday! Albany July 29, 2017 – Come and learn Databases and BI!

SQL Saturdays are free training events, put on by volunteers who deliver great content to you, the audience, all around Microsoft SQL Server, and surrounding technologies. Continue reading

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Power BI: Pro Versus Premium

I have been sharing Power BI with customers for some time now.  A quick tour is here. At a high level, Power BI lets you pull together one or more data sources, and create visualizations that are interactive. With our … Continue reading

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Why migrate from Oracle to SQL Server? Especially in a hybrid scenario?

There are reasons why customers ask to get off of Oracle, and onto Microsoft SQL Server. This article has a few links to help educate you. Continue reading

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