The Top 10 Issues uncovered by the SQL Server Risk Assessment Program (SQLRAP)

Firstly – Happy New Year, everyone! In my job as a Principal Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Services, I am a regional lead for a proactive risk identification program called the SQLRAP. For over 7 years now we have evolved this from a manually conducted ‘Health Check’ offering to a highly automated and comprehensive Risk Assessment platform. I have the honor of sharing the top 10 most common patterns (a.k.a. Issues) we uncover as part of the program – you can read more about this at our MSPFE team blog.