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4 Techniques to Manage SQL Server Sprawl

Too many servers and not enough time! SQL Server has so many features and options that managing just one server can be challeng...

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Building a Rock Solid SQL Server Backup Solution

There are several areas of SQL Server that need to be configured and tuned to optimize database performance, one of these areas is...

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Surviving The First Week As The New DBA

Today’s DBA is on the hook for ensuring high availability of their databases more so than ever. Tune in to this webcast to learn m...

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Introduction to SQL Server Indexing

There are several areas of SQL Server that need to be configured and tuned to optimize database performance, one of these areas is...

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Enterprise Exchange Management with PowerShell

Learn how to take control of your messaging environment using the Exchange Management Shell. In this session, you'll see how to ta...

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SQL Server Maintenance Plans What they are and how to use them

You may have noticed the Maintenance Plans option in SQL Server Management Studio or maybe you have already setup a maintenance pl...

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You Inherited a Database...Now What

You’ve recently inherited the support of a new or existing database. Do you know what things need your immediate attention, and wh...

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How to Use Federations to Scale Windows Azure

When you need to scale, increase performance or manage capacity of your SQL database, Federations allow you to distribute data acr...

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Performance Implications of Parallelism

Parallelism is a key factor in the performance of large queries. It allows SQL Server to perform a large operation quickly and yet...

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How to be SharePoint EVERYTHING and Still Have a Life

A SharePoint Administrator's job is one of the most demanding around. On any given day, you'll find yourself taking care of the in...

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SharePoint Authentication and Authorization

No matter which SharePoint project, client, or product you work with, there will always be a need to authenticate and authorize us...

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SharePoint Branding in the Real World

There are a lot of factors to consider when customizing the look and feel of your SharePoint implementation. Planning for your bra...

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Top Features of SQL 2012 Nobody Told You About

This isn't the same old AlwaysOn demo that everyone else is doing. This is the stuff that almost nobody is talking about, but they...

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Striking a Balance Between SharePoint Governance and User Engagement

Planning a SharePoint governance program is all about balance and finding stable middle ground. On one side of the line is a draco...

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Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder

There are many ways to performance monitor your SQL Server environment. In this session we’ll review Extended Events, which is one...

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Hypermiling With SharePoint Backup

The upward trending of gasoline prices in recent years has given birth to “hypermilers,” or drivers who attempt to squeeze maximum...

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Performance Troubleshooting with DMVs

There are many tools for a DBA to use for performance troubleshooting. One of the best tools are Dynamic Management Views and func...

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Backup is not Backup. Restore is Backup

In this presentation, SharePoint expert and author John Ferringer will help you turn the focus away from what you should do before...

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Introduction to SQL Azure

Cloud computing has been the topic of conversation for many IT organizations for some time, and it has finally hit SQL Server with...

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Troubleshooting Common Performance Problems in SharePoint 2010

Optimizing performance and responsiveness in SharePoint 2010 can involve numerous tweaks, modifications and configuration changes....

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HA - No Longer a Laughing Matter with AlwaysOn

Today’s DBA is on the hook for ensuring high availability of their databases more so than ever. Tune in to this webcast to learn m...

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Why Is My Virtual SQL Server So Slow?

After we virtualize SQL Server, troubleshooting performance becomes a lot tougher. There's more moving parts like shared storage a...

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SharePoint Administrators: The Reluctant DBAs

Many SharePoint administrators are finding themselves thrust into the difficult and time consuming role of SQL Server DBA. In this...

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What Are You Waiting For?

In this session, we’ll look at wait statistics and what they are. We’ll look into how they are accumulated and how they can be mon...

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Getting the Most Out of SharePoint Search

SharePoint Search is often one of the easiest areas to see immediate ROI from SharePoint. Although it works well out of the box, t...

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Successfully Meeting Your Audits for Microsoft SQL Server

What information is in your SQL Server database? Who has access to it? Should they have access to it? Can they change the data sur...

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Putting a Better SQL Server in Production

Problems come up everyday that could have been avoided by simply configuring SQL Server appropriately before using it. The tricky ...

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Get the Most from PowerShell and WMI

WMI is an underused technology because it has been difficult to use, but the fact is that it is often the only way to get the job ...

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The Essentials of SharePoint Disaster Recovery

“Are my nightly SQL Server backups good enough?” “Do I need an off-site disaster recovery facility?” “How do I even start the proc...

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