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How to Downgrade SQL Database from Enterprise to Standard Edition

If you want to Restore a SQL Server 2014/2016 backup from a higher version of SQL to a lower version, i.e. from Enterprise to Standard Edition, you can do so, but before you do...

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List of SQL Server Versions Build Numbers and Service Packs

List of SQL Server Versions Build Numbers and Service Packs: In this post, we have an Unofficial complied list of all known SQL Server Releases with additional metadata like file...

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How to Find SQL Server Product Key

When you install SQL Server, you would be prompted to enter a product key in order to install the correct Edition of SQL Server (2016, Enterprise, Standard etc.). You will not...

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SQL Server Performance Tuning with Dynamic Management Views

SQL Server Performance Tuning with Dynamic Management Views In my previous posts, I have already spoken about SQL Server Performance tuning basics, as well as the new Performance...

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Direct Links To Download SQL Server Sample Databases

Introduction to SQL Server Sample Databases To get started with Microsoft SQL Server for demonstrations & training you need some sample databases to play with. There are many...

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Why is SQL Server 2016 Faster Than Ever

SQL Server 2016 is designed to work faster than any earlier version of SQL Server. There was a set of tweaking that was earlier required to be a manual process. At the same time,...

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SQL Server Diagnostics Best Practices

SQL Server Diagnostics Best Practices I have already spoken about Free SQL Server tools for analysing SQL Server performance in a previous post. In this post, I am going to talk...

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Best Practices for Configuring SQL on Azure IaaS VM

Best Practices for Configuring SQL on Azure IaaS VM Running SQL Server workloads on Azure as IAAS (Infrastructure as a service) is becoming popular. With more SQL Servers running...

SQL Server Always On Availability Groups

SQL Server Always On Availability Groups I have already spoken about other high availability technologies like Log-Shipping, Database Mirroring, andĀ Failover Clustering. I also...

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SQL Server Hybrid Approaches for High Availability

SQL Server Hybrid Approaches for High Availability SQL Server High Availability technologies already gives you a lot of flexibility to fit diverse deployment typologies....