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Headlines today   January 22, 2018

Automatic Database Seeding

Set up and use the automatic databases seeding feature for Availability Groups.  Read more...
By Evgeny Garaev 2018/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: availability group (ag)
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Critical SQL Server Patches for Meltdown and Spectre

Everyone needs to learn about these hardware bugs and apply patches as soon as possible.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/22 (first published: 2018/01/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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Do Disabled Indexes Affect Missing Index Recommendations?

Brent Ozar opens up the Stack Overflow database, turns on actual execution plans, and runs a query that will cause SQL Server to beg and plead for an index.  Read more...
By 2018/01/22 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: missing index finder
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Free webinar: Database DevOps demo

Microsoft MVP Grant Fritchey, and Redgate’s Arneh Eskandari, will show you how Redgate’s Database DevOps solution works to improve your database development and deployment processes. You'll see a demo of tools from Redgate's SQL Toolbelt and see how they plug into GIT, Jenkins and Octopus Deploy. There will also be plenty of time to ask Grant and Arneh questions.  Read more...
By 2018/01/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 1: Introduction to U-SQL and Azure Data Lakes

An introductory guide to querying files in Azure Data Lakes using Microsoft's U-SQL language.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2018/01/19 (first published: 2016/06/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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How to identify blocking in SQL Server

Blocking happens when one connection from an application holds a lock and a second connection requires a conflicting lock. This forces the second connection to be blocked until the first connection completes.   Read more...
By 2018/01/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: blocking
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Keeping track of history: SQL Compare and Temporal Tables

SQL Compare 13 introduces support for deploying changes to temporal tables, which were introduced in SQL Server 2016. This means that any changes made to the definition of a temporal table in a source database, including to the retention policy for that table, will be included automatically in any deployment script that SQL Compare generates for that database.  Read more...
By 2018/01/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Introducing sp_BlitzLock: For Troubleshooting SQL Server Deadlocks

Erik Darling's new easy script lists out deadlocks, apps, queries, and the users involved.   Read more...
By 2018/01/18 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: deadlocks
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Formatted ASCII Results from a SELECT

Generate aligned output from SELECT statement for code comments using a simple stored procedure.  Read more...
By bevan ward 2018/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsql
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From the SQLServerCentral Blogs

Azure VPN – Point to Site IP Addresses

Recently, I got to work with a client on something interesting. We implemented transactional replication to send data to an...  Read more...
By SQLRUs 2018/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Alwayson Availability Groups vs Alwayson Failover Cluster Instances

SQL Server is one of the finest database management system deployed by organizations for storing and retrieving their data. It...  Read more...
By Lincoln Burrows 2018/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Question of the Day

Changing Extensions

By Steve Jones 2018/01/22 | Category: administration
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I have a database with 2 data files. I discover that the performance of this database is very poor as the anti-virus software is freezing access to one of the...  Read more...
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