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New consulting and engineering services for Dedicated Support customers

Due to popular demand, our Dedicated Support customers can now book in time with a Coeo consultant or engineer to carry our specific pieces of work.

Coeo Gains Microsoft Advanced Specialization

Coeo have been awarded a Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization.

Could verifying your backups be costing you money?

Providing the business with a disaster recovery capability in Microsoft Azure is a great way for organisations to start their Cloud journey.  For many, this starts by backing up on-premises databases to Azure blob storage.  In this article, I'll explain how you might (unknowingly) be spending..

Preventing Brute Force Attacks in SQL Server

SQL Server provides two different forms of authenticating the users that connect to the database server: Windows Authentication, which is the default and preferred method, and SQL Server Authentication, which needs to be explicitly enabled.

Power BI and how to eat an elephant

In the modern data market we're bombarded by advice on how to set up our tech to last the test of time and be perfect. While that is admirable and very important for reports used by a wide audience it is important to keep in mind that Power BI is also useful for small-scale personal use and to..

How to sit your first Microsoft exam (from home!)

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the way we spend our everyday lives has changed drastically over the last few months. For many of us, sitting an exam is likely to be towards the bottom of the agenda during these periods of social lockdown and isolation. One benefit of this, however, is..

Is your transaction as lonely as you think? A cheat sheet for isolation levels in SQL Server

This post aims to give you a brief introduction into what isolation levels are and how they work within SQL Server. In short, they are a measure for controlling concurrency on the server.

Power BI Tips & Tricks: Using PowerPoint to create and standardise your Power BI reports

In this post we’ll be walking through a quick and easy way to standardise and simplify your Power BI reports using backgrounds. Here’s an example of what we will be building today:

Managing SQL Server Compatibility Levels using Query Store

Managing SQL Server production databases can become a nerve-wracking situation for administrators, especially when your organisation or business can have hundreds of databases that are vital to its existence and commerce.

How to avoid a rabbit hole while troubleshooting SQL Server performance

Performance analysis can be a tricky landscape at the best of times and looking at the performance of your SQL Server is no different. An initial glance at your recent high CPU usage can often spiral into a lengthy investigation, deviating far from the initial investigation.

In this blog I aim..

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