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

  1. May 21st, 2019 – wrong things to do regularly and demo video on notebooks in Azure data Studio
  2. May 7th, 2019 – 200! Is the on-premises DBA role dying and our six favorite demo videos from Pluralsight courses
  3. April 22nd, 2019 – Bigger is not always better and demo video on Distributed Reply misconfigurations
  4. April 8th, 2019 – Avoiding building Artificial Stupidity and video on new Xeon processors
  5. March 26th, 2019 – Workload characteristic analysis and demo on ad hoc vs. parameterized queries
  6. March 12th, 2019 – Maps and mapping and demo on using STOPAT with RESTORE
  7. February 26th, 2019 – Staying up-to-date with Azure and demo on columnstore segment elimination
  8. February 12th, 2019 – Generator woes, slow AG/FCI failovers, and demo on columnstore vs. rowstore
  9. January 29th, 2019 – Upgrading without performance surprises and demo on columnstore index statistics
  10. January 15th, 2019 – New Year resolutions and demo on missing indexes for all databases
  11. December 18th, 2018 – Looking forward to 2019, new Power BI class, and demo on Azure Query Performance Insight
  12. December 4th, 2018 – unkillable processes and demo on the Azure Data Discovery and Classification tool
  13. November 19th, 2018 – 2019 Q1 online classes, Thanksgiving, and demo on the Azure Vulnerability Assessment tool
  14. November 6th, 2018 – NUMA configuration issues and demo on short-circuiting scalar UDF execution
  15. October 23rd, 2018 – 4-day Azure class, coping with failed upgrades, and demo on copying an Azure SQL Database
  16. October 9th, 2018 – Spring 2019 classes, procrastination, and demo on shrink considerations
  17. September 25th, 2018 – Groupthink stiffling change and demo on getting traceflag info from query plans
  18. September 10th, 2018 – Misconstrued wait types and demo on getting UDF info using Extended Events
  19. August 27th, 2018 – Difference between locks and latches and demo on recovering from a lost tempdb path
  20. July 23rd, 2018 – Removing duplicate indexes and demo on missing UDF info in showplanXML
  21. July 9th, 2018 – Reinventing the wheel and demo on multiple UPDATE plans in Query Store
  22. June 25th, 2018 – New live, online classes, reducing code-change risk and demo on Dynamic Data Masking
  23. June 11th, 2018 – New live, online classes, preemptive waits and demo on SQL Operations Studio
  24. May 29th, 2018 – Out-of-the-box ways to recover data and demo on recovering data from nonclustered indexes
  25. May 14th, 2018 – Tuning application performance and demo on tempdb spill info
  26. April 30th, 2018 – Using CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR and demo on common database mirroring problems
  27. April 16th, 2018 – Asking questions correctly, Query Store class, and demo on inter-database Service Broker use
  28. April 2nd, 2018 – New online Query Store class, using COPY_ONLY for backups, and video on migrating a database to an Azure Managed Instance
  29. March 19th, 2018 – problems using read committed isolation and video on viewing statistics used by the Optimizer
  30. February 26th, 2018 – preventing DBAs from doing their jobs and video on using PERSIST_SAMPLE_PERCENT
  31. February 12th, 2018 – poor vendor advice and video on using sys.dm_db_stats_histogram
  32. January 29th, 2018 – problems with critical SQL Agent jobs and video on checking Spectre/Meltdown patch status
  33. January 15th, 2018 – making error logs smaller,
    why shrink can be so slow, and video on tracking In-Memory OLTP memory usage
  34. January 2nd, 2018 – considerations for the New Year,
    FILESTREAM problems, and video on configuring log shipping using SSMS
  35. December 18th, 2017 -announcing our live, online training, new features in Azure, and video on wait statistics in Query Store
  36. December 4th, 2017 – data center recovery and video on observer overhead affecting performance
  37. November 21st, 2017 – doing things because they’ve always been done, Thanksgiving, and video on differential backup sizes
  38. November 6th, 2017 – radical disaster recovery, partitioning, and video on expressing yourself properly
  39. October 23rd, 2017 – application session settings and video on nonclustered index seeks
  40. October 9th, 2017 – asking questions and video on operator execution statistics
  41. September 25th, 2017 – knowing what you’re doing and video on configuring Distributed AGs
  42. August 15th, 2017 – the silent killer and video on Azure VM metrics
  43. July 31st, 2017 – side-effects of enabling features and video on the SSMS diagnostic add-in
  44. July 17th, 2017 – misconceptions around recovery interval and checkpoints and video on indexing for in-memory tables
  45. June 19th, 2017 – environment security and video on parallelism inhibitors
  46. June 5th, 2017 – keeping up-to-date for free and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  47. May 22nd, 2017 – database snapshots hidden problems and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  48. May 8th, 2017 – removing logging overhead, VM misconfiguration, and video on Azure SQL Database maintenance
  49. April 24th, 2017 – fear of making changes, hidden duplicate indexes, and video on decompiling CLR assemblies
  50. April 10th, 2017 – Database space savings without compression and video on automatic AG seeding
  51. March 27th, 2017 – Azure cost savings, importance of baselines and video on bypassing an active trigger
  52. March 13th, 2017 – control pages, getting a guarantee, and video on using the Data Migration Assistant
  53. February 27th, 2017 – trace flag 1448, processor issues, and video on In-Memory OLTP
  54. February 13th, 2017 – problems from temp table usage and video on using the Query Store for testing cardinality estimator changes
  55. January 30th, 2017 – importance of having a performance baseline and video on using the new Azure DTU calculator
  56. January 16th, 2017 – setting and reviewing goals and video on forcing service with an AG failover
  57. December 19th, 2016 – monitoring SQL Server memory and video on monitoring memory
  58. December 5th, 2016 – SQL Server 2016 memory and processor choice and video on optimal restore sequences
  59. November 21st, 2016 – feature additions to Standard Edition and video on using the Geekbench 4 tool
  60. November 7th, 2016 – application consistency checking and video on table creation internals
  61. October 24th, 2016 – problems with Windows Server 2016 processor choice and video on 2014 query execution statistics
  62. October 10th, 2016 – problems with VM core/socket configuration and video on SSISDB in an AG
  63. September 26th, 2016 – optimizer buffer pool knowledge and video on using bacpacs
  64. September 12th, 2016 – understanding code and video on using Plan Explorer index analysis
  65. August 29th, 2016 – ints and bigints and video on using Extended Events histogram targets
  66. July 18th, 2016 – upgrade pros and cons and video on using query store to test compatibility modes
  67. July 5th, 2016 – mirroring/AG redo queues and video on tracking delayed truncation
  68. June 20th, 2016 – trace flags, internals, and more and video on storage vendor tools
  69. June 6th, 2016 – online empathy and video on using 2016 query store to force plans
  70. May 23rd, 2016 – going beyond ‘the answer’ and video on using DBCC CHECKCONSTRAINTS
  71. May 9th, 2016 – waits, transactions, operator internals, and video on Azure tier scaling
  72. April 25th, 2016 – automatic page repair and video on concurrent statistics updates
  73. April 11th, 2016 – end of an era and video on performance of indexing methods
  74. March 28th, 2016 – backups and de-duplication and video on 2016 tempdb spill warnings
  75. March 14th, 2016 – consistency checking of AG replicas and video on the dangers of TRUSTWORTHY
  76. February 29th, 2016 – dealing with log corruption and video on using DTU Calculator for Azure SQL Database
  77. February 15th, 2016 – curious empty pages in heaps and video on using DiskSpd
  78. February 1st, 2016 – clustering and mirroring and video on debugging memory leaks
  79. January 18th, 2016 – performance metrics and video on downloading debug symbols
  80. January 4th, 2016 – setting and reviewing goals and video on debugging lock escalation problems
  81. December 14th, 2015 – fragmentation Q&A and video on predicate pushdown diagnostics
  82. November 30th, 2015 – HA/DR technologies causing blocking and video on execution plans
  83. November 9th, 2015 – performance monitoring of HA/DR technologies and demo on the new Query Store feature
  84. October 26th, 2015 – more on fanout, CHECKDB bug fixes, and testing, and demo on @@VERSION changes
  85. October 12th, 2015 – index fanout considerations and demo on low-priority lock waits
  86. September 28th, 2015 – tempdb log problems and demo on converting scalar UDFs to inline TVFs
  87. September 14th, 2015 – carrots, eggs, and coffee beans and demo on XEvents histograms
  88. August 31st, 2015 – unusual security considerations and demo on CPU-Z benchmarking
  89. August 17th, 2015 – log shipping performance problems and demo on 2016 Stretch Database
  90. August 3rd, 2015 – hardware and software developments and demo on tracking page splits
  91. July 6th, 2015 – evaluating your SQL skills and demo on incremental statistics
  92. June 22nd, 2015 – perils of waiting for SP1 and demo on data compression
  93. June 8th, 2015 – page file size and demo on backing up to a URL
  94. May 25th, 2015 – backup strategies and demo on using CrystalDiskMark
  95. May 11th, 2015 – fragmentation and flash drives and demo on 2014 backup encryption
  96. April 27th, 2015 – dangerous SQL Server options and demo on the effects of AutoClose
  97. April 13th, 2015 – Larry Toothman, #SQLFamily, and demo on compensation log records
  98. March 30th, 2015 – on mentoring and demo on triggers with CDC
  99. March 16th, 2015 – DBCC CHECKDB tidbits and demo on adding tempdb data files
  100. March 2nd, 2015 – focus! and demo on using sp_rev_login
  101. February 16th, 2015 – monkeys, bananas and demo on AGs using named instances
  102. February 2nd, 2015 – 100! Special edition with 100 hints and tips and demo on delayed durability
  103. January 19th, 2015 – purging unwanted data and demo on incremental statistics
  104. January 5th, 2015 – reflections on goals and demo on measuring sequential I/O performance
  105. December 22nd, 2014 – Happy Holidays!
  106. December 8th, 2014 – procrastination and demo on query plan operators with columnstore indexes
  107. November 24th, 2014 – delayed durability and demo on using OFFSET/FETCH
  108. November 10th, 2014 – the butterfly effect and PASStv session recordings
  109. October 27th, 2014 – jumping too quickly, 2015 classes, and demo on finding hidden plan costs with Extended Events
  110. October 13th, 2014 – hidden cost of readable secondaries and demo on reverse order deadlocks
  111. September 29th, 2014 – dangers of changing recovery model and video on plan invalidation causes
  112. September 15th, 2014 – business continuity and demo on global trace flags
  113. August 18th, 2014 – tempdb allocation usage internals and demo on join order forcing problems
  114. August 4th, 2014 – precision questioning and demo on using framing with window functions
  115. July 21st, 2014 – transaction rollbacks, differential backups, and another demo on included columns
  116. July 7th, 2014 – proactive performance monitoring and demo on included columns
  117. June 23rd, 2014 – Knee-jerk troubleshooting and demo on plan cache investigation
  118. June 9th, 2014 – Emergency preparedness and demo on using Extended Event predicates correctly
  119. May 27th, 2014 – Adding data files to tempdb correctly and demo on examining instance config options
  120. May 12th, 2014 – Reducing code-change risk and demo on page split internals
  121. April 28th, 2014 – Automatic features and demo video on sort operators in query plans
  122. April 14th, 2014 – Security, security, security!
  123. March 31st, 2014 – Magic numbers and demo video on a simple server monitoring system
  124. March 17th, 2014 – Slowing down and demo video on investigating CPU-utilization issues on VMware
  125. March 3rd, 2014 – SQL Server instance sprawl and demo video on investigating FGCB_ADD_REMOVE latch contention
  126. February 17th, 2014 – Setting a challenge for yourself and demo video on using Service Broker
  127. February 3rd, 2014 – Management causing DBA problems and demo video on Lock Pages In Memory
  128. January 20th, 2014 – Preventing DBAs from doing their job and demo video on statistics updates and query plan recompilations
  129. January 6th, 2014 – Critical Agent jobs and demo video on Plan Explorer and missing indexes
  130. December 9th, 2013 – Why we’re looking forward to 2014 and demo video on enabling database mail
  131. November 25th, 2013 – Trace flags everyone should use and demo video on using older backups to retrieve deleted data
  132. November 11th, 2013 – Why learn how SQL Server works and demo video on using the missing index DMVs
  133. October 28th, 2013 – Hard questions about practicing DR and demo video on Extended Events templates
  134. October 14th, 2013 – Index rebuild and reorganize differences and demo video on implicit conversions
  135. September 30th, 2013 – Making consistency checks run faster and demo video on recovering from data purity errors
  136. September 16th, 2013 – More on the MCM program cancellation, staggered index maintenance, and demo video on using query hashes
  137. September 3rd, 2013 – Microsoft kills the MCM program, consistency checking bug, and demo video on enabling instant file initialization
  138. August 19th, 2013 – Outside-the-box waits analysis and demo video on tempdb space usage
  139. August 5th, 2013 – ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait type and demo video on parallel crash recovery
  140. July 22nd, 2013 – Filtering benign wait types and demo video on SSMS Object Explorer features
  141. July 8th, 2013 – ‘Disappearing’ corruptions and demo video on undetectable performance problems
  142. June 24th, 2013 – Making restores go faster and demo video on data compression
  143. June 10th, 2013 – Easy wasted key/index/fragmented space removal and demo on finding duplicate statistics
  144. May 28th, 2013 – Data compression, new classes, and demo showing deferred-drop behavior
  145. May 13th, 2013 – Invalid tail-of-the-log backups and demo on the tsql_stack Extended Events action
  146. April 29th, 2013 – Using CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR and demo video on DISTINCT aggregate improvements
  147. April 15th, 2013 – Lesser-known Enterprise features and demo video on SSMS features
  148. April 1st, 2013 – I/O latency monitoring and demo video on recreating log files on database attach
  149. March 18th, 2013 – Why shrink may run so slowly and demo video on moving from SQL Trace to XEvents
  150. March 4th, 2013 – The benefits of multiple filegroups and demo video on the system_health XEvent session
  151. February 18th, 2013 – CXPACKET waits and demo video on linked servers and statistics
  152. February 4th, 2013 – Undocumented commands and demo video on Microsoft Data Link
  153. January 21st, 2013 – Deferred deallocation and demo video on sys.dm_db_stats_properties
  154. January 7th, 2013 – SQL Server resolutions and demo video on recreating missing log files on attach
  155. December 10th, 2012 – High-availability strategy requirements and demo video on indexing strategies
  156. November 26th, 2012 – Application performance tuning and demo video on Windows Server 2012 Task Manager
  157. November 12th, 2012 – Monitoring mirroring and demo video on regaining instance access without downtime
  158. October 29th, 2012 – Extended Events and demo video on regaining instance access without the sysadmin role
  159. October 15th, 2012 – Performance baselining and video on EXECUTE AS and SQL injection
  160. October 1st, 2012 – Crash recovery and demo video on setting PerfMon default counters
  161. September 17th, 2012 – Provisioning new hardware, 2013 Immersion Events, and cardinality-estimate issues
  162. September 4th, 2012 – SQLskills training online, taking risks, and SQL Agent cluster failover
  163. August 20th, 2012 – Finding and removing duplicate indexes
  164. August 6th, 2012 – Being too thinly spread and demo video on DBCC CHECKDB and rolled-back transactions
  165. July 23rd, 2012 – Paralyzing fear of change and demo video 3 on Distributed Replay
  166. July 9th, 2012 – Certification changes and demo video 2 on Distributed Replay
  167. June 25th, 2012 – Home-grown DBAs and demo video on Distributed Replay
  168. June 11th, 2012 – SQLskills online training, virus recovery, and demo video on semantic search
  169. May 28th, 2012 – Reinventing the wheel and demo video on the SSMS Tools Pack
  170. May 14th, 2012 – Avoiding quicksand and demo video on wait statistics
  171. April 30th, 2012 – Dealing with system databases and demo video on Process Explorer
  172. April 16th, 2012 – Default blame acceptors and demo video on 2012 Extended Events UI
  173. April 3rd, 2012 – Re-evaluating operational practices and video on snapshot isolation
  174. March 19th, 2012 – Hidden gems in your team and demo video on Plan Explorer
  175. March 5th, 2012 – The value of certifications and demo video on SQL Nexus
  176. February 20th, 2012 – Incorrect consistency checking and demo video on PerfMon tricks
  177. February 6th, 2012 – Problematic vendor configuration guidance and demo video on the free PAL tool
  178. January 23rd, 2012 – Getting past ‘the answer’ and lecture video on indexing strategies
  179. January 9th, 2012 – Learning about SQL Server and demo video on troubleshooting common VM issues
  180. December 26th, 2011 – Work-life balance, 2012 UK classes and video on communication skills
  181. December 12th, 2011 – Making use of automation and demo video on deadlock debugging
  182. November 28th, 2011 – Bigger hardware is NOT always a good solution and demo/lecture video on partitioning
  183. November 14th, 2011 – Outside-the-box with Resource Governor and demo video on query timeout debugging
  184. October 31st, 2011 – Blocking without locking and demo video on deadlock analysis
  185. October 17th, 2011 – Partitioning fundamentals and demo video on tempdb space tracking
  186. October 3rd, 2011 – Automated SQL features and demo video on fully logged operations
  187. September 20th, 2011 – Common temp table misuse and demo video on the inconsistent analysis problem
  188. September 4th, 2011 – Instance-wide fillfactor and demo videos on corruption recovery
  189. August 21st, 2011 – Data center recovery and demo video on error log management
  190. August 7th, 2011 – Corruption response and demo video on tail-log backups
  191. July 24th, 2011 – Backup testing and demo video on undroppable log files
  192. July 10th, 2011 – Pros and cons of upgrading and demo video on database snapshots
  193. June 26th, 2011 – Log record removal and demo video on wait stats for a single operation
  194. June 12th, 2011 – Normalization and demo video on tempdb latch contention
  195. May 29th, 2011 – Communication and demo video on trusting the tools
  196. May 15th, 2011 – (Un)trustworthy information and demo video on checkpoint tracking
  197. May 5th, 2011 – Head-in-the-sand log management and demo video on nested transactions
  198. April 21st, 2011 – Cloud overload and demo video on log file performance analysis
  199. April 7th, 2011 – Guarantees, Polar Bears, and demo video on undocumented DBCC commands
  200. March 22nd, 2011 – Knee-jerk performance tuning and demo video on SELECT-INTO logging
  201. March 9th, 2011 – SSDs and fragmentation, and demo video on RESTORE WITH RESTART

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