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Keeping Fact Tables Online while Loading via Partition Switching

Provides overview of steps that can be used to keep fact tables online during loading process.  Read more...
By Shubhankar Thatte 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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What's New in Reporting Services 2016 Service Pack 1

SQL Server 2016 was been released the first of June 2016, but at the recent Connect event Microsoft announced the first service pack. Aside from numerous fixes, this service pack also comes packed with some notable enhancements for Reporting Services. Koen Verbeeck gives you an overview of these enhancements.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Free Webinar: An Introduction to DevOps

Despite its growing popularity, there is still some confusion over what DevOps actually means, how organizations should do it and what the best way is to get started. Redgate have invited James Betteley, Head of Education at the DevOpsGuys, to run through the basics in this free webinar. Register now.  Read more...
By 2017/01/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Put your Database under Source Control

This article will walk you through a demostration on linking your DB to SubVersion with RedGate SQL Source Control.  Read more...
By Thomas Liddle 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: db source control
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Five Useful SQL Server Management Practices

This article outlines five SQL Server capabilities you can use to enhance your efficiency as a DBA.  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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SQL Server v.Next : STRING_AGG() performance

Aaron Bertrand takes an initial look at the performance of a new function, STRING_AGG, in SQL Server v.Next CTP 1.1.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server v.next
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Using SQL Server and R Services for analyzing Sales data (Part 3)

Using R integration for analyzing sales data in WideWorldImporters database  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2017/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r services
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 896 reads

SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines - Performance Optimizations

When deploying SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine, you can take advantage of several Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features that enhance performance of the SQL Server database engine. This article explores a couple of these enhancements, with a particular focus on increased I/O throughput facilitated by the Solid State Drive (SSD) storage available on most Azure virtual machines (VMs).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/17 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure vm
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A Possible Alternative to SQL UNPIVOT

Understand how to use the SQL UNPIVOT statement and then an equivalent using XML and XPath Querying in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Paul Milligan 2017/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: pivot
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Free Webinar – Database DevOps Demo

Learn how to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server databases in our free demo webinar on January 17th. Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Steve Jones will demonstrate how Redgate’s database automation tools plug into Git, Jenkins & Octopus Deploy. Learn how to branch and merge with SQL Source Control then automate the build and deployment of changes with DLM Automation. Register now.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/16 (first published: 2017/01/11) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS

By Steve Jones 2017/01/19 | Category: bulk insert
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I have a normal user, JoeDev, that was just created with this code:


USE [master]
GO
CREATE LOGIN [JoeDev] WITH PASSWORD=N'RandomTestP#d', DEFAULT_DATABASE=[Sandbox]
GO
GRANT ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS TO JoeDev
GO
USE [Sandbox]
GO
CREATE USER [JoeDev] FOR LOGIN [JoeDev]
GO

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