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Headlines today   July 24, 2017

The Case of the Space at the End

A gripping expose into the deep, dark world of ANSI_PADDING! What could be more exciting?  Read more...
By Adam St. Pierre 2017/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ansi_padding
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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 2017/07/24 (first published: 2017/07/20) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Testing DML Statements for In-Memory OLTP

Erin Stellato takes a thorough look at the way DML statements might benefit from In-Memory OLTP, especially with natively compiled stored procedures.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/07/24 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: dml
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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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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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Think twice before using table variables

T-SQL Tuesday For T-SQL Tuesday this month Raul Gonzalez has asked us all to blog about lessons learnt the hard way: http://www.sqldoubleg.com/2017/07/03/tsql2sday-92-lessons-learned-the-hard-way/ My...  Read more...
By matthew.mcgiffen 73574 2017/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Point Counterpoint: Why Virtualize a SQL Server?

I get asked all the time – “why virtualize SQL Server if I’m content with my physical servers today?” The normal...  Read more...
By kleegeek 2017/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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AG Sync Folders

By Steve Jones 2017/07/24 | Category: alwayson availability group
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I create a new Availability Group for a few SQL Server instances and use \\Sales01\Sync as the Initial Sync Folder. All of my replicas are up to date, can I...  Read more...
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