SQL Authority News – Download SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Microsoft has earlier released SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This particular SP1 is one of the kind service pack and I will say it is a milestone move by Microsoft.

Now with this SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1, Standard Edition will have many of the features which existed in only in Enterprise Edition. In simple words, now SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition will have many of the exclusive features of SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition after installation of SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1.

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SQL SERVER – 2016 – Wait Stats and Queues Script Updated – Identify Resource Bottlenecks

NOTE: This script will just work fine with earlier version of SQL Server (2008, 2012, 2014) along with SQL Server 2016. It will give the expected results in all the SQL Server versions. This script will help you identify resource bottlenecks in your SQL Server.

A few years ago, I wrote the script which will help us identify SQL Wait Stats and Queues. It is a very popular script. You can find the link to the script over here: Introduction to Wait Stats and Wait Types. However, it has been a long time since I wrote that script and it was written for SQL Server 2008.

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SQL SERVER – SSMS Enhancement – Databases Node Filter Capability

I have been playing around with SQL Server 2016 for a while now and it is interesting how some of the things have changed drastically with this release. One of the key things I felt was the ability to have a different cycle for SQL Server Management Studio (a.k.a SSMS) enhancements. Since this is a client tool, I see that Microsoft has gone ahead with updating the tool almost every month now. Let us learn about SSMS Enhancement.

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Install SQL Server 2016 Sample Database WideWorldImporters – SQL in Sixty Seconds #081

I have been a very loyal user to sample database AdventureWorks for a while, I really liked the overall database. However, as we know SQL Server releases, new features every year and along with the new features there is always need for a new Sample Database which contains all the necessary data and schema to demonstrate new features of the SQL Server. The SQL Server team has recently released a new sample database WideWorldImporters which can be used to demonstrate new features of the SQL Server.

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Install SQL Server Management Studio 2016 – SQL in Sixty Seconds #080

Earlier this week, I have published a blog post where I explained how to install SQL Server 2016. One of the most asked questions was Where is SQL Server Management Studio 2016? I totally understand why this particular question is being asked often. I have decided to create a video explaining the how to install SSMS 2016.

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