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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 4: Permissions and Security

Learn about the permissions associated with Dynamic Data Masking as well as some of the security implications of using this feature.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/29 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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PowerShell Interview Questions for SQL Server DBAs

With PowerShell playing a more important role in administration of various types of servers, more SQL Server DBA candidates should have PowerShell knowledge and skills. In this article, Jeffrey Yao lists some common SQL Server DBA tasks that may be completed easier with PS than T-SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/29 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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The Bleeding Edge Versus N Minus One

Risk-averse managers are reticent to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Why is this the case and how can the savvy DBA make the case for and get ready for a newer version of SQL Server?  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2016/06/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: risk management
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SQL Server Sargability - Queries on an Indexed Table Sometimes have Slow Performance

The solution here was to slightly modify the slow queries, so the index could be fully used. We made the queries Search Argumentable, or "SARGABLE."  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: indexing
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Allison, one of Redgate’s designers, is working to make their website easier to use. Could you spare five minutes to help her out? All you need to do is fill in this quick survey, and as a thank you, you’ll also be entered into a draw for an Amazon voucher worth $50.  Read more...
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Configuring geo-replication for an Azure SQL Database

This article will discuss geo-replication for an Azure SQL Database (PaaS) and the steps required for setup via the Azure portal and TSQL.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2016/06/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: geo-replication
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The Plain Simple Password Page Not So Simple Anymore

The requirements for the management of passwords have become far more complex over the past few years in response to the increasing sophistication of security breaches. Nowadays, you need to provide a range of features such as hashing, routine change of passwords, preventiion of repeat passwords, email confirmation, auto-generation of random passwords and password quality checks. Dino Esposito explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: asp.net
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Practical Uses for Synonyms in SQL Server

The concept of a synonym was introduced in SQL Server 2005. Synonyms are very simple database objects, but have the potential to save a lot of time and work if implemented with a little bit of thought. This article discusses what exactly a synonym is, and a few examples of how to use them.  Read more...
By Jason Shadonix 2016/06/24 (first published: 2014/09/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: synonyms
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Persistent PowerShell: The PowerShell Profile

You can mould PowerShell to the way you want to work, with all the settings and modules that you require, by using the profiles. Profiles are PowerShell scripts that run at startup, and once you have understood where they are and when each is used, they have a whole range of uses that make using PowerShell a lot more convenient.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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By Tim Mitchell 2016/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Stretch Database Datatype Limitations

By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Category: stretch database
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I have enabled the Stretch Database feature for my sales database. However, I have a variety of datatypes in the tables used for tracking customers. Which of these datatypes is...  Read more...
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