In my earlier articles of the series, I talked about what partitioning is in SQL Server; the different kinds of partitioning options, why and when we should go for partitioning and the benefits partition table/index provides. Then I talked about the different partitioning concepts like partition function, partition scheme, choosing partitioning columns and creating a partition on a table or an index. We also learned about partitioned index and how an index is aligned and storage aligned with the base table partitioning.
In this article of the series, I am going to provide a step-by-step guide on creating a partition table/index. For more information click here.