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Podcast Episodes
Episode 260
Contained Availability Groups
February 15, 2023
36 minutes
Return guest Brandon Leach, Microsoft MVP, goes through a new SQL Server Enterprise feature called Contained Availability Groups with the podcast co-hosts.
Episode 259
T-SQL Snapshot Backups
January 18, 2023
28 minutes
The SQL Data Partners Podcast co-hosts discuss a new feature in SQL Server 2022 called Transact-SQL snapshot backups and when it will come in handy.
Episode 245
Tooling Updates
April 20, 2022
39 minutes
The SQL Data Partners Podcast co-hosts chat about updates in SSMS and Azure Data Studio, share experiences, and give their thoughts on these tools.
Episode 242
Upgrading Your SQL Server
February 02, 2022
50 minutes
The SQL Data Partners Podcast co-hosts chat about upgrading your SQL Server version, when to do it, how to make it a little easier, and how to find help.
Episode 240
Azure Synapse Link
January 05, 2022
34 minutes
The SQL Data Partners Podcast co-hosts continue discussing the upcoming SQL Server 2022 features and share their thoughts on the new Azure Synapse Link.
Episode 228
Predicting Application Problems with Database Metrics
July 14, 2021
68 minutes
Guest Edward Pollack discusses how collecting utilization metrics can help prevent issues and allow administrators to provide feedback to the business.
Episode 218
File Growths
February 17, 2021
31 minutes
SQL Data Partners Podcast co-hosts chat about file growths in SQL Server: how they play into performance and why they’re important.
Episode 208
SQL Server and Graph Data
October 28, 2020
33 minutes
Guest Mala Mahadevan, Certified Database Engineer, chats about Graph Database, how SQL Server has implemented it and why you may or may not want to use it.
Episode 200
Anything but the Cowboys . . .
June 24, 2020
53 minutes
Guest Bob Ward, Principal Architect at Microsoft, discusses SQL Server, how far the technology has come, and why relational databases still play a vital role.
Episode 180
PolyBase in SQL Server 2019
November 06, 2019
37 minutes
Co-host Kevin Feasel leads the discussion on PolyBase--a topic we covered in Episode 95; however it has really come of age with SQL Server 2019.
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