Tag Archives: Training

SQL Server 2016 Management Studio Download

It’s that time of the year. No, I’m not talking about christmas, I’m talking about new product cycles from Microsoft. For SQL Server it usually happens on even years, it’s 2016 so this year we have a new SQL Version. … Continue reading

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To the cloud: Amazon AWS free access

Ok, so let’s be fair to everyone: AWS also has a “free level” for you to create a few VMs and learn how to manage things there. I highly reccomend that you get to learn both AWS and Azure. https://aws.amazon.com/free/ Happy … Continue reading

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Get a taste on the cloud: MS Azure Free Trial

Continuing with the inevitable move to the sky, and trying to self-quote myself here (well, self-post actually), I’m back to tell you that you can have one month of free experimentation with all Azure platform for free. You can set-up … Continue reading

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SQL Server: ranking your data

This is the kind of query that kills some servers – ranking. It’s a bit hard to make programmers understand how important the performance of their code can have a big impact on server speed – they all seems to … Continue reading

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BIML first steps

BIML stands for Business Intelligence Markup Language. It adds some things on top of SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services, now called SQL Data Tools, or BI Development Studio, or even DTS – Microsoft should really make up their mind and stop … Continue reading

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How It Works: SQL Server I/O Presentation by Bob Dorr

Once upon a time, in a server farm far far away… enough talk. I was researching some warning messages on my SQL boxes and came to this 2010 paper by one of the  Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) SQL … Continue reading

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Tips for Exam 70-462: make your labs using Azure trial

The complexity of certification exams is climbing up lately – up to the clouds. Gone are the days where a simple 3 VM lab was enough to try out every new tech release to newer versions of some product – … Continue reading

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MVA: Microsoft Virtual Academy free courses

Quick post: for a while I know the Virtual Academy, but I was not using it lately. It looks like a lot has changed, and there are new products out in the wild too. So it’s worth to give a shot … Continue reading

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Free training: Microsoft Virtual Academy

If you are interested in self-learning, here are some links with tools or training materials directly from Microsoft. cloud-based learning experience on Microsoft Cloud Technologies: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com Some generic resources on SQL 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/ff398089 BI Labs for SQL 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/LearningCenter/BILabs.aspx cya!

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