SQL Server 2017 videos | SQL Server 2017 Part 1.1 - Installing SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 June 2019

This video gives you a quick guide to installing SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition. This isn't intended as a comprehensive guide for administrators but shows you enough to get up and running with SQL Server quickly. You'll learn how to install a new instance of SQL Server 2017, how to start and stop the services after installation, how to install SQL Server Management Studio and how to install a sample database.

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Create Movies Database 2016.sql SQL query

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.


When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.


Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.


The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!


Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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