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After upgrading to SQL Server 2016 is complete you will need to perform a series of tasks to verify that database is ready to be handed over to the end users for further testing. This post will provide you a checklist of items to review after the upgrade is complete....

  The latest DB-Engines Database Rankings are available, and it shows that Microsoft continues to gain ground on Oracle/MySQL: I've been following the DB-Engines ranking for a few years and would encourage you to do the same. The rankings are not an exact science. You can read for yourself how they are...

I am happy, honored, and humbled to receive the Microsoft MVP award for the ninth straight year. I can still recall my first award and how it got caught in the company spam folder. Good times....

There are many articles available today that help data professionals prepare for job interviews. I have also written my share of articles on the subject. What I don't see are articles that tell you how to be a good data professional once you have landed the job. That's my goal...

It was just over three years ago that Microsoft introduced the concept of Database Transaction Units (DTUs). To those of us familiar with SQL Server and SQL Database we all had one question: what the hell is a DTU?...

It's too convenient for companies to toss their hands in the air and find excuses to not push forward with upgrading their systems. Security is a shared responsibility....