Category: Best Practices

Nick Harshbarger discusses why you should avoid the blame game and instead define a process for responding pragmatically to critical situations.
Justin Kent shares considerations for designing software on the web versus native in 2020.
May 11, 2020 | Justin Kent | Best Practices, Migration 1
Tamika White shares tips that will empower you to make a positive contribution to your company while working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin Kline recaps a webinar with the SQLskills team, where they discussed their top SQL Server troubleshooting horror stories and the lessons learned.
In this blog, Kevin Kline shares the top 10 most common SQL Server mistakes made by DBAs, and resources to help avoid them.
January 22, 2020 | Kevin Kline | Best Practices, SQL Server 1
Itzik Ben-Gan resumes his blog series on T-SQL bugs, pitfalls, and best practices, treating an issue with correlated column references in subqueries.
Itzik Ben-Gan starts a new blog series on T-SQL bugs, pitfalls, and best practices, leading off with some common issues involving determinism.
March 13, 2019 | SQLPerformance.com | T-SQL, Best Practices 0
Aaron Bertrand breathes some new life into his long-running SQL Server series on bad habits and best practices. The latest installment discusses the various impacts of choosing GUIDs over numeric types for keys.
February 28, 2018 | Aaron Bertrand | Bad Habits, T-SQL, Best Practices 8
Don't take SQL Server Missing Index recommendations at face value. They have numerous limitations. In this blog post, Andy Yun explores one of these: Index Key Order.
February 13, 2018 | Andy Yun | Best Practices, SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday 0
MS MVP Kevin Kline walks through two ways to prepare for a peaceful and uninterrupted holiday: technology and process.
Get an overview of HIPAA regulations along with compliance tips and best practices from a healthcare legal specialist from the point of view of the DBA.
Get the slides and Transact-SQL demo scripts from my recent presentation at the Baltimore SQL Server user group meeting.
Think of this series as a brain dump for all of the career advice we'd give to an aspiring DBA. Register now!
March 14, 2016 | Kevin Kline | Best Practices, SQL Server, Career 0
Stronger Security Via Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016.
The Top 10 Mistakes Made by SQL Server DBAs

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