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XML Workshop : Utilizing Relational Data In XML Files

Have you received an XML file that must be migrated into a production database? Today’s workshop dives into an ad hoc method of processing relational datasets delivered in an XML file format.  Read more...
By Matthew Pettit 2014/04/24 | Source: | Category: xml
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Prevent multiple users from running the same SQL Server stored procedure at the same time

There is a stored procedure that must be run by only one user at a time. In this tip, learn how to prevent multiple users from running the stored procedure at the same time.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/24 | Source: | Category: locking
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 1: Setting Up For Database Source Control

The first level of this stairway introduces the basics of source control, some common technologies and technologies, and demonstrates how to start versioning a SQL Server database.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2014/04/23 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/23 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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Database Normalization Basics

The task of Database Normalization doesn't have to be painful, especially if you follow Old Mother Celko's Normalization Heuristics.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: normalization
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Partitioning Data in a Multi-tenant Data Warehouse Solution

Part two of our series looks at the partitioning strategy to separate customers' data, providing security and performance.  Read more...
By Sean Woehrle 2014/04/22 | Source: | Category: data warehousing
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Open Call for Editorials

Steve Jones is putting out an open call for guest editorial pieces in the spring of 2014. If you're interested, read on.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/22 (first published: 2014/02/27) | Source: | Category: editorial
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Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security - Firewall Configuration

Marcin Policht reviews security related challenges of Microsoft Azure Software as a Service-based SQL Database, focusing in particular on the SQL Server and database-level firewall access control functionality and methods that can be employed to implement it.  Read more...
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Automating Database Restores

This article describes a way to automatically restore multiple database backups from a directory.  Read more...
By Sujeet Singh 2014/04/21 | Source: | Category: backup
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Monitoring SQL Server: An Interview with David Bick

Simple-Talk sat down with David Bick, a Red Gate Product Manager, to discuss his work on SQL Monitor and why passively monitoring SQL Server just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interview
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Microsoft Azure Automation

Microsoft just announced a new mechanism for managing your Azure resources, Automation. You can check out the documentation on it...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Journey of an On-Premises DB to Azure VM – SQL Server 2014 makes it easier!

SQL Server 2014 is deeply integrated with Windows Microsoft Azure and moving an On-prem database to a Microsoft Azure VM...  Read more...
By AnupWarrier 2014/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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AlwaysOn 2014

By Steve Jones 2014/04/24
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In SQL Server 2014, how many Always on secondary replicas can you have?

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