Microsoft is giving away a variety of eBooks here.
It’s definitely worth a look as the books include SQL Server, Azure, Power BI, PowerShell, Windows Server …
Fany Carolina Vargas sure does a great roundup newsletter and Junes can be found here.
It’ll be sad to see the default trace go. It’s help me out numerous times during onsite consults when monitoring has not been in place. It really is one of the good features introduced in SQL Server 2005.
The deprecated features list is a bit of an unknown as there is no fixed version/date set by Microsoft, so when it’ll finally goes is anyone’s guess. Hopefully by that stage extended events will be more palatable.
We’re a bit sports crazy here at AKAWN. There is nothing quite like the roller coaster of emotions that it delivers.
Troubleshooting performance issues can be challenging and more so when 1 user has issues and another doesn’t for the same application and they both sit in the same room.
This is where SSMS Include Client Statistics may come in handy.
Enable the option and run the query causing issues on both users machines.
Possibly you the results will help point you in the correct direction i.e. network path issues etc..
Remember to unselect the option when finished as it adds extra overhead when used.
Yes as detailed here
“There will be two primary release channels available to Windows Server customers, the Long-term Servicing Channel, and the new Semi-annual Channel.”
When installing SQL Server the key thing to remember is:
“Windows Server products in the Semi-annual Channel will have new releases available twice a year, in spring and fall. Each release in this channel will be supported for 18 months from the initial release.”
18 months = 1.5 years so not very long and given that SQL Server releases are typically every 2 years, I’m not sure how viable this the new Semi-annual Channel will be for hosting SQL Server. Time will tell.
What is really interesting is that, to me, it appears that Microsoft may have gone from a market leader to a follower, I could be wrong:
- Open Source
- Core licences
Here at AKAWN we’ve been busy working on our first application which we hope to release later this year.
Having purely been focused on SQL Server architecture, administration and consulting, it has been a real eye opener into the effort required to produce an application.
So to all those developers out there a big thanks for your efforts, you guys rock.
This post got a bit side tracked :) it was meant to advise that .NET Framework 4.7 is available on Windows Update, WSUS, and MU Catalog.
In case you missed it, Microsoft Power BI Report Server – June 2017 GA is now available for download.
The release announcement can be found here and an embedded pricing guide has also been supplied: