Sean McCown

Sean McCown is a Certified Master in SQL Server and a SQL Server MVP with 20 years of experience in databases. He is founder and co-owner of the website MidnightDBA.com, where he records free SQL Server training videos and co-hosts the weekly Web show, DBAs@Midnight. He is also co-owner and principal consultant of MidnightSQL Consulting.


7 essential SQL Server security tips

7 essential SQL Server security tips

How to protect your database from SQL injection, data theft, rogue users, and well-meaning meddlers without tying your environment in knots.

10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database.

10 best new features in SQL Server 2014

10 best new features in SQL Server 2014

Performance improvements and HA enhancements top the list of highlights in the latest version of SQL Server.

SQL Server 2014 pushes the pedal to the metal

SQL Server 2014 is a significant release with two overarching themes: cloud and speed -- or, to be specific, Azure integrations and in-memory OLTP (online transaction processing).

Review: SQL Server 2012 stands tall

Huge HA and indexing improvements top the list of great new features in Microsoft's latest database release

Seven reasons to care about SQL Server 2008 R2

With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft begins to fully realize its vision of SQL Server as an information platform and not "just" a database. Hence the main theme for this release -- at least according to Microsoft -- is...

Seven reasons to care about SQL Server 2008 R2

New BI and reporting features in SQL Server 2008 R2 hit the mark, but other additions leave SQL Server shops wanting more

7 performance tips for faster SQL queries

It's easy to create database code that slows down query results or ties up the database unnecessarily -- unless you follow these tips

Test Center preview: Windows Server 2008 R2

The noisiest new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 promises to be live virtual machine migration, as Microsoft seizes the chance to show that Hyper-V is closing the gap with VMware Infrastructure. But there are many reasons beyond...

Test Center: Deep dive into SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008, aka "Katmai," gives SQL Server shops plenty of reasons to get excited. The best SQL Server release to date, it sports more nice new features than you can count, and the improvements extend to both performance and...

Review: Deep dive into SQL Server 2008

The best SQL Server release to date, it sports more nice new features than you can count, and the improvements extend to both performance and manageability. Whether you manage an OLTP environment or an OLAP environment, or both, you...

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