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Headlines today   October 2, 2014

Data Compression and Snapshot Isolation

Data Compression and Snapshot Isolation don't play well together, you may not see a performance benefit  Read more...
By Jeff Reinhard 2014/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data compression
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Protect Confidential SQL Server Data Q and A

Following on from a webcast, Tim Smith answers some questions on SQL Server security like: Is It Better To Mask At the Application Level Or The SQL Server Database Level? Are there any options to find SSNs in SQL Server besides RegEx? And, why would anyone store sensitive data un-encrypted in SQL Server?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/02 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: security
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Stairway to AlwaysOn Level 2: Storage 101

level 2 of the stairway  Read more...
By Perry Whittle 2014/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: alwayson
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Free eBook: Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/01 (first published: 2013/08/21) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: performance tuning
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Filling In Missing Values Using the T-SQL Window Frame

Since SQL Server delivered the entire range of window functions, there has been far less justification for using the non-standard ex-Sybase 'Quirky Update' tricks to perform the many permutations of running totals in SQL Server. One of these related problems is the 'Data Smear'. Do window functions make this easier, and what is performance like? Dwain Camps investigates.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/01 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Synchronize Salesforce with SQL Server using SSIS

Easily synchronize live Salesforce data with SQL Server using the Salesforce SSIS DataFlow Tasks.   Read more...
By Eric Madariaga 2014/09/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integers
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Build List

The list of builds for SQL Server 2008 R2 up to SP3.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/30 (first published: 2010/05/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2008 r2
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Webinar: 7 Steps to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline

Join Red Gate’s Alex Yates and TeamCity for a free webinar this Thursday, October 2nd. In this practical demo, Alex will show you how to set up continuous delivery for your SQL databases using TeamCity, Red Gate’s SQL Automation Pack, and Octopus Deploy. Places are limited – register now.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/30 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: webinar
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Change All Computed Columns to Persisted in SQL Server

Aaron Bertrand recently answered a question from a user who wanted to convert all of their SQL Server computed columns to be persisted. This allows you to shift the SQL Server cost of performing the computation from query time to the time of the insert/update, at the cost of storage. In this tip, Aaron shows you how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: change column
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Removing SQL Server Management Data Warehouse (Data Collector)

Learn how to remove the MDW from your SQL Server environment with the 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 versions.  Read more...
By Bruno Silva 2014/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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By Steve Jones 2014/10/02
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If I were to raise errrors with RAISERROR starting with severity level 1 and increasing to 25, at which level would the errors change from being displayed in black (informtional)...  Read more...
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