Here are all the Insider newsletters we’ve published in the past for you to enjoy!

  1. February 12th, 2019 – Generator woes, slow AG/FCI failovers, and demo on columnstore vs. rowstore
  2. January 29th, 2019 – Upgrading without performance surprises and demo on columnstore index statistics
  3. January 15th, 2019 – New Year resolutions and demo on missing indexes for all databases
  4. December 18th, 2018 – Looking forward to 2019, new Power BI class, and demo on Azure Query Performance Insight
  5. December 4th, 2018 – unkillable processes and demo on the Azure Data Discovery and Classification tool
  6. November 19th, 2018 – 2019 Q1 online classes, Thanksgiving, and demo on the Azure Vulnerability Assessment tool
  7. November 6th, 2018 – NUMA configuration issues and demo on short-circuiting scalar UDF execution
  8. October 23rd, 2018 – 4-day Azure class, coping with failed upgrades, and demo on copying an Azure SQL Database
  9. October 9th, 2018 – Spring 2019 classes, procrastination, and demo on shrink considerations
  10. September 25th, 2018 – Groupthink stiffling change and demo on getting traceflag info from query plans
  11. September 10th, 2018 – Misconstrued wait types and demo on getting UDF info using Extended Events
  12. August 27th, 2018 – Difference between locks and latches and demo on recovering from a lost tempdb path
  13. July 23rd, 2018 – Removing duplicate indexes and demo on missing UDF info in showplanXML
  14. July 9th, 2018 – Reinventing the wheel and demo on multiple UPDATE plans in Query Store
  15. June 25th, 2018 – New live, online classes, reducing code-change risk and demo on Dynamic Data Masking
  16. June 11th, 2018 – New live, online classes, preemptive waits and demo on SQL Operations Studio
  17. May 29th, 2018 – Out-of-the-box ways to recover data and demo on recovering data from nonclustered indexes
  18. May 14th, 2018 – Tuning application performance and demo on tempdb spill info
  19. April 30th, 2018 – Using CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR and demo on common database mirroring problems
  20. April 16th, 2018 – Asking questions correctly, Query Store class, and demo on inter-database Service Broker use
  21. April 2nd, 2018 – New online Query Store class, using COPY_ONLY for backups, and video on migrating a database to an Azure Managed Instance
  22. March 19th, 2018 – problems using read committed isolation and video on viewing statistics used by the Optimizer
  23. February 26th, 2018 – preventing DBAs from doing their jobs and video on using PERSIST_SAMPLE_PERCENT
  24. February 12th, 2018 – poor vendor advice and video on using sys.dm_db_stats_histogram
  25. January 29th, 2018 – problems with critical SQL Agent jobs and video on checking Spectre/Meltdown patch status
  26. January 15th, 2018 – making error logs smaller,
    why shrink can be so slow, and video on tracking In-Memory OLTP memory usage
  27. January 2nd, 2018 – considerations for the New Year,
    FILESTREAM problems, and video on configuring log shipping using SSMS
  28. December 18th, 2017 -announcing our live, online training, new features in Azure, and video on wait statistics in Query Store
  29. December 4th, 2017 – data center recovery and video on observer overhead affecting performance
  30. November 21st, 2017 – doing things because they’ve always been done, Thanksgiving, and video on differential backup sizes
  31. November 6th, 2017 – radical disaster recovery, partitioning, and video on expressing yourself properly
  32. October 23rd, 2017 – application session settings and video on nonclustered index seeks
  33. October 9th, 2017 – asking questions and video on operator execution statistics
  34. September 25th, 2017 – knowing what you’re doing and video on configuring Distributed AGs
  35. August 15th, 2017 – the silent killer and video on Azure VM metrics
  36. July 31st, 2017 – side-effects of enabling features and video on the SSMS diagnostic add-in
  37. July 17th, 2017 – misconceptions around recovery interval and checkpoints and video on indexing for in-memory tables
  38. June 19th, 2017 – environment security and video on parallelism inhibitors
  39. June 5th, 2017 – keeping up-to-date for free and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  40. May 22nd, 2017 – database snapshots hidden problems and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  41. May 8th, 2017 – removing logging overhead, VM misconfiguration, and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  42. April 24th, 2017 – fear of making changes, hidden duplicate indexes, and video on decompiling CLR assemblies
  43. April 10th, 2017 – Database space savings without compression and video on automatic AG seeding
  44. March 27th, 2017 – Azure cost savings, importance of baselines and video on bypassing an active trigger
  45. March 13th, 2017 – control pages, getting a guarantee, and video on using the Data Migration Assistant
  46. February 27th, 2017 – trace flag 1448, processor issues, and video on In-Memory OLTP
  47. February 13th, 2017 – problems from temp table usage and video on using the Query Store for testing cardinality estimator changes
  48. January 30th, 2017 – importance of having a performance baseline and video on using the new Azure DTU calculator
  49. January 16th, 2017 – setting and reviewing goals and video on forcing service with an AG failover
  50. December 19th, 2016 – monitoring SQL Server memory and video on monitoring memory
  51. December 5th, 2016 – SQL Server 2016 memory and processor choice and video on optimal restore sequences
  52. November 21st, 2016 – feature additions to Standard Edition and video on using the Geekbench 4 tool
  53. November 7th, 2016 – application consistency checking and video on table creation internals
  54. October 24th, 2016 – problems with Windows Server 2016 processor choice and video on 2014 query execution statistics
  55. October 10th, 2016 – problems with VM core/socket configuration and video on SSISDB in an AG
  56. September 26th, 2016 – optimizer buffer pool knowledge and video on using bacpacs
  57. September 12th, 2016 – understanding code and video on using Plan Explorer index analysis
  58. August 29th, 2016 – ints and bigints and video on using Extended Events histogram targets
  59. July 18th, 2016 – upgrade pros and cons and video on using query store to test compatibility modes
  60. July 5th, 2016 – mirroring/AG redo queues and video on tracking delayed truncation
  61. June 20th, 2016 – trace flags, internals, and more and video on storage vendor tools
  62. June 6th, 2016 – online empathy and video on using 2016 query store to force plans
  63. May 23rd, 2016 – going beyond ‘the answer’ and video on using DBCC CHECKCONSTRAINTS
  64. May 9th, 2016 – waits, transactions, operator internals, and video on Azure tier scaling
  65. April 25th, 2016 – automatic page repair and video on concurrent statistics updates
  66. April 11th, 2016 – end of an era and video on performance of indexing methods
  67. March 28th, 2016 – backups and de-duplication and video on 2016 tempdb spill warnings
  68. March 14th, 2016 – consistency checking of AG replicas and video on the dangers of TRUSTWORTHY
  69. February 29th, 2016 – dealing with log corruption and video on using DTU Calculator for Azure SQL Database
  70. February 15th, 2016 – curious empty pages in heaps and video on using DiskSpd
  71. February 1st, 2016 – clustering and mirroring and video on debugging memory leaks
  72. January 18th, 2016 – performance metrics and video on downloading debug symbols
  73. January 4th, 2016 – setting and reviewing goals and video on debugging lock escalation problems
  74. December 14th, 2015 – fragmentation Q&A and video on predicate pushdown diagnostics
  75. November 30th, 2015 – HA/DR technologies causing blocking and video on execution plans
  76. November 9th, 2015 – performance monitoring of HA/DR technologies and demo on the new Query Store feature
  77. October 26th, 2015 – more on fanout, CHECKDB bug fixes, and testing, and demo on @@VERSION changes
  78. October 12th, 2015 – index fanout considerations and demo on low-priority lock waits
  79. September 28th, 2015 – tempdb log problems and demo on converting scalar UDFs to inline TVFs
  80. September 14th, 2015 – carrots, eggs, and coffee beans and demo on XEvents histograms
  81. August 31st, 2015 – unusual security considerations and demo on CPU-Z benchmarking
  82. August 17th, 2015 – log shipping performance problems and demo on 2016 Stretch Database
  83. August 3rd, 2015 – hardware and software developments and demo on tracking page splits
  84. July 6th, 2015 – evaluating your SQL skills and demo on incremental statistics
  85. June 22nd, 2015 – perils of waiting for SP1 and demo on data compression
  86. June 8th, 2015 – page file size and demo on backing up to a URL
  87. May 25th, 2015 – backup strategies and demo on using CrystalDiskMark
  88. May 11th, 2015 – fragmentation and flash drives and demo on 2014 backup encryption
  89. April 27th, 2015 – dangerous SQL Server options and demo on the effects of AutoClose
  90. April 13th, 2015 – Larry Toothman, #SQLFamily, and demo on compensation log records
  91. March 30th, 2015 – on mentoring and demo on triggers with CDC
  92. March 16th, 2015 – DBCC CHECKDB tidbits and demo on adding tempdb data files
  93. March 2nd, 2015 – focus! and demo on using sp_rev_login
  94. February 16th, 2015 – monkeys, bananas and demo on AGs using named instances
  95. February 2nd, 2015 – 100! Special edition with 100 hints and tips and demo on delayed durability
  96. January 19th, 2015 – purging unwanted data and demo on incremental statistics
  97. January 5th, 2015 – reflections on goals and demo on measuring sequential I/O performance
  98. December 22nd, 2014 – Happy Holidays!
  99. December 8th, 2014 – procrastination and demo on query plan operators with columnstore indexes
  100. November 24th, 2014 – delayed durability and demo on using OFFSET/FETCH
  101. November 10th, 2014 – the butterfly effect and PASStv session recordings
  102. October 27th, 2014 – jumping too quickly, 2015 classes, and demo on finding hidden plan costs with Extended Events
  103. October 13th, 2014 – hidden cost of readable secondaries and demo on reverse order deadlocks
  104. September 29th, 2014 – dangers of changing recovery model and video on plan invalidation causes
  105. September 15th, 2014 – business continuity and demo on global trace flags
  106. August 18th, 2014 – tempdb allocation usage internals and demo on join order forcing problems
  107. August 4th, 2014 – precision questioning and demo on using framing with window functions
  108. July 21st, 2014 – transaction rollbacks, differential backups, and another demo on included columns
  109. July 7th, 2014 – proactive performance monitoring and demo on included columns
  110. June 23rd, 2014 – Knee-jerk troubleshooting and demo on plan cache investigation
  111. June 9th, 2014 – Emergency preparedness and demo on using Extended Event predicates correctly
  112. May 27th, 2014 – Adding data files to tempdb correctly and demo on examining instance config options
  113. May 12th, 2014 – Reducing code-change risk and demo on page split internals
  114. April 28th, 2014 – Automatic features and demo video on sort operators in query plans
  115. April 14th, 2014 – Security, security, security!
  116. March 31st, 2014 – Magic numbers and demo video on a simple server monitoring system
  117. March 17th, 2014 – Slowing down and demo video on investigating CPU-utilization issues on VMware
  118. March 3rd, 2014 – SQL Server instance sprawl and demo video on investigating FGCB_ADD_REMOVE latch contention
  119. February 17th, 2014 – Setting a challenge for yourself and demo video on using Service Broker
  120. February 3rd, 2014 – Management causing DBA problems and demo video on Lock Pages In Memory
  121. January 20th, 2014 – Preventing DBAs from doing their job and demo video on statistics updates and query plan recompilations
  122. January 6th, 2014 – Critical Agent jobs and demo video on Plan Explorer and missing indexes
  123. December 9th, 2013 – Why we’re looking forward to 2014 and demo video on enabling database mail
  124. November 25th, 2013 – Trace flags everyone should use and demo video on using older backups to retrieve deleted data
  125. November 11th, 2013 – Why learn how SQL Server works and demo video on using the missing index DMVs
  126. October 28th, 2013 – Hard questions about practicing DR and demo video on Extended Events templates
  127. October 14th, 2013 – Index rebuild and reorganize differences and demo video on implicit conversions
  128. September 30th, 2013 – Making consistency checks run faster and demo video on recovering from data purity errors
  129. September 16th, 2013 – More on the MCM program cancellation, staggered index maintenance, and demo video on using query hashes
  130. September 3rd, 2013 – Microsoft kills the MCM program, consistency checking bug, and demo video on enabling instant file initialization
  131. August 19th, 2013 – Outside-the-box waits analysis and demo video on tempdb space usage
  132. August 5th, 2013 – ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait type and demo video on parallel crash recovery
  133. July 22nd, 2013 – Filtering benign wait types and demo video on SSMS Object Explorer features
  134. July 8th, 2013 – ‘Disappearing’ corruptions and demo video on undetectable performance problems
  135. June 24th, 2013 – Making restores go faster and demo video on data compression
  136. June 10th, 2013 – Easy wasted key/index/fragmented space removal and demo on finding duplicate statistics
  137. May 28th, 2013 – Data compression, new classes, and demo showing deferred-drop behavior
  138. May 13th, 2013 – Invalid tail-of-the-log backups and demo on the tsql_stack Extended Events action
  139. April 29th, 2013 – Using CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR and demo video on DISTINCT aggregate improvements
  140. April 15th, 2013 – Lesser-known Enterprise features and demo video on SSMS features
  141. April 1st, 2013 – I/O latency monitoring and demo video on recreating log files on database attach
  142. March 18th, 2013 – Why shrink may run so slowly and demo video on moving from SQL Trace to XEvents
  143. March 4th, 2013 – The benefits of multiple filegroups and demo video on the system_health XEvent session
  144. February 18th, 2013 – CXPACKET waits and demo video on linked servers and statistics
  145. February 4th, 2013 – Undocumented commands and demo video on Microsoft Data Link
  146. January 21st, 2013 – Deferred deallocation and demo video on sys.dm_db_stats_properties
  147. January 7th, 2013 – SQL Server resolutions and demo video on recreating missing log files on attach
  148. December 10th, 2012 – High-availability strategy requirements and demo video on indexing strategies
  149. November 26th, 2012 – Application performance tuning and demo video on Windows Server 2012 Task Manager
  150. November 12th, 2012 – Monitoring mirroring and demo video on regaining instance access without downtime
  151. October 29th, 2012 – Extended Events and demo video on regaining instance access without the sysadmin role
  152. October 15th, 2012 – Performance baselining and video on EXECUTE AS and SQL injection
  153. October 1st, 2012 – Crash recovery and demo video on setting PerfMon default counters
  154. September 17th, 2012 – Provisioning new hardware, 2013 Immersion Events, and cardinality-estimate issues
  155. September 4th, 2012 – SQLskills training online, taking risks, and SQL Agent cluster failover
  156. August 20th, 2012 – Finding and removing duplicate indexes
  157. August 6th, 2012 – Being too thinly spread and demo video on DBCC CHECKDB and rolled-back transactions
  158. July 23rd, 2012 – Paralyzing fear of change and demo video 3 on Distributed Replay
  159. July 9th, 2012 – Certification changes and demo video 2 on Distributed Replay
  160. June 25th, 2012 – Home-grown DBAs and demo video on Distributed Replay
  161. June 11th, 2012 – SQLskills online training, virus recovery, and demo video on semantic search
  162. May 28th, 2012 – Reinventing the wheel and demo video on the SSMS Tools Pack
  163. May 14th, 2012 – Avoiding quicksand and demo video on wait statistics
  164. April 30th, 2012 – Dealing with system databases and demo video on Process Explorer
  165. April 16th, 2012 – Default blame acceptors and demo video on 2012 Extended Events UI
  166. April 3rd, 2012 – Re-evaluating operational practices and video on snapshot isolation
  167. March 19th, 2012 – Hidden gems in your team and demo video on Plan Explorer
  168. March 5th, 2012 – The value of certifications and demo video on SQL Nexus
  169. February 20th, 2012 – Incorrect consistency checking and demo video on PerfMon tricks
  170. February 6th, 2012 – Problematic vendor configuration guidance and demo video on the free PAL tool
  171. January 23rd, 2012 – Getting past ‘the answer’ and lecture video on indexing strategies
  172. January 9th, 2012 – Learning about SQL Server and demo video on troubleshooting common VM issues
  173. December 26th, 2011 – Work-life balance, 2012 UK classes and video on communication skills
  174. December 12th, 2011 – Making use of automation and demo video on deadlock debugging
  175. November 28th, 2011 – Bigger hardware is NOT always a good solution and demo/lecture video on partitioning
  176. November 14th, 2011 – Outside-the-box with Resource Governor and demo video on query timeout debugging
  177. October 31st, 2011 – Blocking without locking and demo video on deadlock analysis
  178. October 17th, 2011 – Partitioning fundamentals and demo video on tempdb space tracking
  179. October 3rd, 2011 – Automated SQL features and demo video on fully logged operations
  180. September 20th, 2011 – Common temp table misuse and demo video on the inconsistent analysis problem
  181. September 4th, 2011 – Instance-wide fillfactor and demo videos on corruption recovery
  182. August 21st, 2011 – Data center recovery and demo video on error log management
  183. August 7th, 2011 – Corruption response and demo video on tail-log backups
  184. July 24th, 2011 – Backup testing and demo video on undroppable log files
  185. July 10th, 2011 – Pros and cons of upgrading and demo video on database snapshots
  186. June 26th, 2011 – Log record removal and demo video on wait stats for a single operation
  187. June 12th, 2011 – Normalization and demo video on tempdb latch contention
  188. May 29th, 2011 – Communication and demo video on trusting the tools
  189. May 15th, 2011 – (Un)trustworthy information and demo video on checkpoint tracking
  190. May 5th, 2011 – Head-in-the-sand log management and demo video on nested transactions
  191. April 21st, 2011 – Cloud overload and demo video on log file performance analysis
  192. April 7th, 2011 – Guarantees, Polar Bears, and demo video on undocumented DBCC commands
  193. March 22nd, 2011 – Knee-jerk performance tuning and demo video on SELECT-INTO logging
  194. March 9th, 2011 – SSDs and fragmentation, and demo video on RESTORE WITH RESTART

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