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SQL Server Management Studio add-ins

Complete list of useful and must have add-ins for SQL Server Management Studio - 30 SSMS add-ins  Read more...
By Konstantin Taranov 2017/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssms
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SQL Server User-Defined Functions

User-Defined Functions (UDFs) are an essential part of the database developers' armoury. They are extraordinarily versatile, but just because you can even use scalar UDFs in WHERE clauses, computed columns and check constraints doesn't mean that you should. Multi-statement UDFs come at a cost and it is good to understand all the restrictions and potential drawbacks. Phil Factor gives an overview of User-defined functions: their virtues, vices and their syntax.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/07/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Resolve Network Binding Order Warning in failover cluster

In this article, I’m going to show a procedure to resolve an issue that I found while running cluster validation report. you may receive below warning message that includes information about the cause of the warning, which can help you to resolve the issue.  Read more...
By Ganapathi varma Chekuri 2017/07/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql cluster
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Extending DevOps practices to SQL Server databases – Branching & Merging with VSTS

Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP Steve Jones for the next Database DevOps demo webinar on July 25. He’ll be plugging Redgate tools into Visual Studio Team Services and showing how you can branch and merge your database changes. Sign up now.  Read more...
By 2017/07/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Find Database Connection Leaks in Your Application

Michael Swart shows how to investigate and fix database connection leaks, an application issue that can lead to connection timeouts.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/07/20 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: connection
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 8: Functions to Generate Date and Time values

When you build applications that store records in SQL Server you will most likely have to store date and time values as part of the data. To manage all the different date related tasks you might need to perform Microsoft has introduced a number of date functions. In this stairway I will be exploring those date and time functions.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2017/07/19 (first published: 2015/10/21) | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's new In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/07/19 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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7 Things Every SQL Server DBA Should Know About Linux

In this tip John Grover will help you make the transition to SQL Server on Linux by explaining the things you need to know.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/07/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: linux
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SQL Data Mask: new masking features, constants and composition

Find out what's new, what's next, and what's coming soon to Redgate's free prototype tool, SQL Data Mask. Don't forget to let them know what you think - if you want to help shape what data masking by Redgate should look like, the team are always available to talk!  Read more...
By 2017/07/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: data masking
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Configuring Backups Using Veritas Netbackup with AGs

A short description of our experience with Veritas Netbackup on MS SQL Server AG Groups. This article does not give a full description of the procedure for configuring netbackup but highlights a few pitfalls which we think some people will find very useful.   Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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The Choices We Make

If you keep your head up and look around you’ll see the choices people make all the time. I saw...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2017/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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T-SQL Tuesday #92 - Trust But Verify

It's T-SQL Tuesday time again, and this month the host is Raul Gonzalez (blog/@SQLDoubleG).  His chosen topic is Lessons Learned...  Read more...
By Andy Galbraith 2017/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Python Delimiters

By Steve Jones 2017/07/21
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In Python, how do delimit a block of code? In other words, if I have an IF statement, how do I determine which lines of code are related to the...  Read more...
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