SQL SERVER – Boosting User Experience with Analysis Services Perspectives – Notes from the Field #116

[Note from Pinal]: This is a new episode of Notes from the Field series. When I was new to SSAS it took me quite a while to understand the various terminology of SSAS. The reason for the same was, I was from networking background and not familiar with many of the analytical terms. I am sure if you are not familiar with SSAS the very first line of this blog “Analysis Services Perspectives are a feature that enable the designer to control which portions of the data model are exposed to the users.” may be confusing. It is alright if you are not familiar with the concept, the goal of this blog post is to understand what is perspective and how it helps user experience.

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SQL SERVER – FIX: SQLServerAgent is not currently running so it cannot be notified of this action. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 22022)

Getting error and finding the cause is something which I like. And off late over the blogs I have shared a number of such incidents that have helped me figure out stuffs all by myself. Of course, I do my research and more often than not make things complicated because…
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SQL SERVER – Are You Suffering from Unknown SSAS Performance Challenges? – Notes from the Field #109

[Note from Pinal]: This is a new episode of Notes from the Field series. We build our business application with zeal and enthusiasm. We believe it will do well for many years but it is not the case always. After a while performance started to go down and everything is not…
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SQL SERVER – Steps to Backup to Windows Azure storage

Moving to a cloud-based world is inevitable, it is something we need to learn soon. Ever since SQL Server 2014 has been released, the concept of uploading your backups to Blobs with Windows Azure has been around. In reality, performing a backup or restore operations with SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU4 and later requires no additional tools actually, and be done with either T-SQL or SSMS. This blog describes how to perform backup operations with T-SQL. This will be part of a series of blogs to come in the future. Let me walk through the initial steps.

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