T-SQL Tuesday Topic List

TSQL2sDay150x150.jpgT-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic. It is a monthly blog party on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to participate and I’d encourage you to write on these topics, whether you do so on that particular month or not.

This is an Updated list of all the topics. I was looking for a static list of all the T-SQL Tuesday topics and couldn’t find one. The domain moves around to the current hosting blog, so when it was my turn to host it, I made a list just so I could reference what was out there. After a few more months, I decided to update my list with the latest topics. That will give me the chance to plan for my own future hosting of the party if Adam will have me again.


February – T-SQL Tuesday #87Fixing Old Problems with Shiny New Toys (roundup) – What I’d like to see from the blog responses for this T-SQL Tuesday is how you’ve used a “new” Microsoft data platform toy to fix an old problem. We’ll define new toys as something from SQL Server 2014’s release date until now. We’ll even accept a SQL Server vNext response if you’ve got one!

January – T-SQL Tuesday #86SQL Server Bugs and Enhancement Requests (roundup)

Find the most interesting bug or enhancement request (and it can be your own), and write a blog post about it


December 2016 #85 – Backup and Recovery Rollup Backups are one of the most common things DBAs discuss, and they are at once one of the simplest and most complicated parts of our whole job. So let’s hear it for backup and recovery!
November 2016 #84 – Growing New Speakers  Roundup  For T-SQL Tuesday, I am giving differing topics if you are currently a Speaker or have never have spoken.If you are a presenter, help new speakers. If you have never spoken, start thinking about your first presentation.
October 2016 #83 – We’re Still Dealing with the Same Old Problems  Roundup I offer two fill-in-the-blank topics:

  • In the years I have been a database professional, we’re still dealing with
  • In the years I have been using SQL Server, we’re still dealing with
September 2016 #82 – To the Cloud… And Beyond! When Adam asked me if I wanted to host another T-SQL Tuesday, I immediately knew a topic I wanted to talk about: The cloud, and (if you want to) specifically about Azure SQL database.
August 2016 #81 – Sharpen Something ()  Roundup  This month I am asking you to not only write a post but to do a little homework – first. In other words, plan to do something, carry out that plan, and then write about the experience.
July 2016 #80 – My Birthday  Roundup  Treat yourself to a birthday gift and come up with a present for yourself SQL related – no limitations.
June 2016 #79 – It’s 2016  Roundup  SQL Server 2016 went RTM this week and so naturally, we’re going to write about it.
May 2016 #78 – Learn Something New I’m challenging you to learn something new and blog about it!
April 2016 #77 – Favorite SQL Server Feature  Roundup The topic is: What is My Favorite SQL Server Feature.This can be anything from Reporting Services as a report creating tool, down to the Columnstore Indexes. Anything goes!
I selected this topic precisely to illustrate the breadth and depth of what SQL Server has evolved into over the last decade+.
March 2016 #76 – Text Searching/Processing Wrap-up  If you’re using SQL Server Full-Text Search, I’d love to hear from you. But I’d also love to hear from anyone using any other kind of text searching or processing methods.
February 2016 #75 – Power BI roundup – 11 responses Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to create and publish your very own Power BI report!
January 2016 #74 – Be the Change roundup – 11 responses How do you track changing data? How do you do your ETL? How do you clean or scrub your data? Anything related to changing data.
December 2015 #73 – Naughty or Nice? () 6 responses As you work with SQL Server look around you. Is your environment Naughty or Nice?
November 2015 #72 – Data Modeling Gone Wrong summary I would like to invite you to share some data modeling practices that should be avoided, and how to fix them when they do occur.


  • December – T-SQL Tuesday #73 – Naughty or Nice? – As you work with SQL Server look around you. Is your environment Naughty or Nice?
  • November – T-SQL Tuesday #72 – Data Modeling Gone Wrong (summary)- I would like to invite you to share some data modeling practices that should be avoided, and how to fix them when they do occur.
  • October – T-SQL Tuesday #71 – SQL Server Audit () – For this month, I would like to invite you to write about Auditing. Auditing is certainly a security related topic, and with that fits right in with the August topic (Encryption).
  • September – T-SQL Tuesday #70 – The Enterprise (roundup) – How do you manage an enterprise? What tricks do you use? What are the challenges?
  • August – T-SQL Tuesday #69 – Encryption (roundup) – Write about how you use encryption, why not, what’s blocking you, or what you just learned.
  • July – T-SQL Tuesday #68 – Just Say No to Defaults (roundup) – running with defaults is far from ideal. We all change things after we install an instance, sometimes not until we encounter a problem. Write about something you’ve dealt with as far as defaults go.
  • June – T-SQL Tuesday #67 – Extended Events (Wrap-up) – How have you used extended events? If you haven’t, try to learn something, set up a session, and write about it.
  • May – T-SQL Tuesday #66 – Monitoring (roundup) – you must monitor your systems, your SSIS packages, your reports, something. Talk about monitoring in SQL Server.
  • Apr – T-SQL Tuesday #65 – Teach Something New (roundup) – Completely open ended. Teach yourself something new, anything, about SQL Server and write about it. Bonus for talking about how you learned something new.
  • Mar – T-SQL Tuesday #64 – Calling All Tuners and Gearheads (roundup) – Russ wants posts tackling “focused” performance tuning. By “focused,” he means tackle something head on; the more secret sauce, tricks, code samples, operator costs, or demonstrable metrics against a defined problem the better.
  • Feb -T-SQL Tuesday #63 – How Do You Manage Security? (roundup) – What tips, tricks, techniques, or philosophies do you have around security?
  • Jan – T-SQL Tuesday #62 – HealthySQL (roundup) – How do you ensure your instances are healthy? Monitoring? Maintenance? Something else?







I’ll keep updating, mainly so I can keep track.

If’ I’m missing something, let me know.

15 Responses to T-SQL Tuesday Topic List

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  3. rsterbal says:

    Do you know anything about the SQLSaturday wiki? http://wiki.sqlsaturday.com/

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  5. SQL Padre says:

    So is the twitter tag #tsql2sday the best way to learn about the next blog party? I always seem to find out about them after the fact and can’t get a blog post out in time.

    • way0utwest says:

      Yes, I find out about the monthly invites on Twitter. I didn’t see this one this week, so if there isn’t one by EOD tomorrow, I’ll email Adam. He has the host list.

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  9. rsterbal says:

    Great list. Any issues with copying it to my sqlserver wiki?

  10. way0utwest says:

    Nope. It’s not my data. I’ve just been tracking since I couldn’t find a list. Feel free to drop a link here with your page.

  11. This is an awesome list of great content and a lot of work !!! Many thanks to you Steve!

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