SQL Server / PowerShell / Check SQL Server version and a current patch level for all servers you specify using PowerShell

SQL Server / PowerShell / Check SQL Server version and a current patch level for all servers you specify using PowerShell
Script Download: SQLServerUpdateStatus Download Summary: Check SQL Server Version and the current patch level for all servers you specified. As well check the latest patches/updates available for the installed SQL Server version and send an email with results. Description: SQL Server Instance Update Status PowerShell script which can be invoked remotely from another PC through the command line, with PowerShell or executed remotely through task scheduler adding servers names. The script is checking server registry values for (Version,...
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SQL Server / Remove SCHEMABINDING from the multiple VIEWs without DROP and CREATE statements

SQL Server / Remove SCHEMABINDING from the multiple VIEWs without DROP and CREATE statements
What is the SCHEMABINDING within VIEW?It simple binds the view to the schema of the underlying objects. Tables behind the View cannot be altered in any way which could affect view definition. You can find more at this MS article: ALTER VIEW (Transact-SQL) There is a easy way to remove SCHEMABINDING, you just need ALTER VIEW statement. But what if you have 100 views that needs to be altered? Well there are no SWITCH OFF button for SCHEMABINDING in SQL Server. I had same situation and I wrote this simple script which will generate ALTER VIEW...
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#DataWeekender CU5 / Virtual Event / 14th of May 2022

#DataWeekender CU5 / Virtual Event / 14th of May 2022
VIRTUAL EVENT   #DataWeekender is a new online conference that first ran on Saturday 2nd May 2020. Our original intention was to put on an online data platform conference for the community to fill that void left by the cancelling of the in-person events due to Covid-19. We are delighted to announce our 5th running on the 14th of May 2022. ​ Expect to see more super sessions from a range of new to seasoned speakers on a range of data topics. Topics like PowerBI, Data engine, Azure, Data Factory, performance tuning, dev ops, NoSQL, Logic...
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SQL Server / Configure an Azure Load Balancer for a SQL Server Always On AG in Azure Virtual Machines / Possible Floating IP and Health Probes Connectivity and Networking issues

SQL Server / Configure an Azure Load Balancer for a SQL Server Always On AG in Azure Virtual Machines / Possible Floating IP and Health Probes Connectivity and Networking issues
I will take you through the steps on how to properly configure Azure Load Balancer with Azure SQL Server VMs (IaaS), Windows Failover Cluster (WFC),  Availability Group AG, and listener endpoint. The following link shows us what is the best Microsoft Practice, and how Microsoft suggests we should configure an Internal Load Balancer (ILB) for the Availability Group Listener. Create & configure the load balancer   How LB really works with Always On Availability Group on SQL Server on Azure VMs? There are two types of Load Balancers  –...
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Azure SQL PaaS / Platform as a Service Azure SQL redundancy options / Local, Zone and GEO redundant availability

Azure SQL PaaS / Platform as a Service  Azure SQL redundancy options / Local, Zone and GEO redundant availability
This video covers the zone redundancy options available with Azure SQL. You’ll learn about zone redundancy for each service tier including Hyperscale. Agenda: Redundancy options Standard availability model Basic, Standard, and General Purpose service tier locally redundant availability General Purpose service tier zone redundant availability Premium availability model Premium and Business Critical service tier locally redundant availability Premium and Business Critical service tier zone redundant availability GEO redundant availability...
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#DataWeekender v4.2 / Virtual Event / 6th of November 2021

#DataWeekender v4.2 / Virtual Event / 6th of November 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT   #DataWeekender is a new online conference that first ran on Saturday 2nd May 2020. Our original intention was to put on an online data platform conference for the community to fill that void left by the cancelling of the in-person events due to Covid-19. We are delighted to announce our 4th running on the 6th of November 2021. ​ Expect to see more super sessions from a range of new to seasoned speakers on a range of data topics. Topics like PowerBI, Data engine, Azure, Data Factory, performance tuning, dev ops, NoSQL,...
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DATA SATURDAY #13 MINNESOTA / Virtual Event / One-day free virtual event

DATA SATURDAY #13 MINNESOTA / Virtual Event / One-day free virtual event
WHAT IS DATA SATURDAY #13 – MINNESOTA   Free virtual event for all data learners and professionals seeking to learn! Data Saturday Minnesota is training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. Community speakers will offer sessions about cloud, analytics, database administration, business intelligence, AI and more. Don’t miss out on this FREE event!!! Sessions: Schedule Date and Location: Central Daylight Time (US), Saturday, 16th October, 8am – 7pm  NZ time, Sunday, 17th October 2021 and starts at 2am...
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DIFINITY CONFERENCE 2022 / Auckland, New Zealand / The largest Data and AI conference in New Zealand

DIFINITY CONFERENCE 2022 / Auckland, New Zealand / The largest Data and AI conference in New Zealand
WHAT IS DIFINITY CONFERENCE Microsoft AI, Data, and Power Platform Conference Difinity is the largest Microsoft Data, AI, Power BI, Power Platform and Business Applications Conference in New Zealand focusing on Data Platform, AI, Business Intelligence, Business Applications, Power Platform, and Analytics. IT Decision Makers, Developers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals, BI Managers, BI Professionals, Database Administrators, Architects, Digital & Big Data business leaders, and Consultants will gather for two consecutive days of...
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#DataWeekender v3.1 / Virtual Event / 15th of May 2021

#DataWeekender v3.1 / Virtual Event / 15th of May 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT   #DataWeekender is a new online conference that first ran on Saturday 2nd May 2020. Our original intention was to put on an online data platform conference for the community to fill that void left by the cancelling of the in-person events due to Covid-19. We are delighted to announce our 3rd running on the 15th of May. ​ Expect to see more super sessions from a range of new to seasoned speakers on a range of data topics. Topics like PowerBI, Data engine, Azure, Data Factory, performance tuning, dev ops, NoSQL, Logic Apps,...
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SQL Server / Availability Group / Readable Secondary Replica Delay / Parallel Redo Operations

SQL Server / Availability Group / Readable Secondary Replica Delay / Parallel Redo Operations
One of the most common issues with Availability Group and using readable secondary replica is with Parallel REDO operations. On your readable secondary replica, you will notice a few different types of waits commonly related to this, but in this article, I will cover just one of them PARALLEL_REDO_TRAN_TURN PARALLEL_REDO_TRAN_TURN This type of waits happens in readable secondary replica and it is caused by page splits or forwarded records on heap tables triggered by new inserts or updates on primary replica. There are few ways to fix this...
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