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Cumulative sum of previous rows

I had an update statement that took 3 minutes to run after this code change it took 6 seconds.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2015/03/27 (first published: 2014/05/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cumulative
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Azure Blob Storage Part 9: Shared Access Signatures

In this article, Robin Shahan talks about security and how to control access to containers and blobs using shared access signatures (SAS) and stored access policies.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/27 | Source: Just Azure | Category: blob storage
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SQL Saturday #372 - Exeter, UK

SQL Saturday, organized by SQL South West, is coming to Exeter, England on April 25. This is sure to be a special event, and as always, offers a free day of training and networking. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/26 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Unit Testing with SQL Server

Learn how to begin unit testing with tSQLt and SQL Server.   Read more...
By Alessandro Alpi 2015/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: unit testing
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Self-maintaining, Contiguous Effective Dates in Temporal Tables

'Temporal' tables contain facts that are valid for a period of time. When they are used for financial information they have to be very well constrained to prevent errors getting in and causing incorrect reporting. This makes them more difficult to maintain. Is it possible to have both the stringent constraints and simple CRUD operations? Well, yes. Dwain Camps patiently explains the whole process.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/26 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: temporary tables
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Level 6: Analyse & Deploy an AlwaysOn Availability Group

In level 6 of this stairway, we will look deeper into Availability Groups and how to set them up along with a Listener.  Read more...
By Perry Whittle 2015/03/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cluster
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/25 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: ebook
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Exploding the Myths of Big Data

As big data application success stories (and failures) have appeared in the news and technical publications, several myths have emerged about big data. This article explores a few of the more significant myths, and how they may negatively affect your own big data implementation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/25 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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Identifying Start Dates not Aligned with End Dates on a Prior Row

When effective end dates don't align properly with effective start dates for subsequent rows, what are you to do?  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Database source control workshop, Cambridge UK

Redgate is hosting a 1 day public workshop on April 22, 2015. This workshop will teach you how to put a database in source control, deploy a database from source control, and monitor database changes across development, testing, and production environments.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/24 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Different ways to find Powershell Version

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