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The Digital Woes of Public Records

Public records have been open in the past, but today's digital access might mean problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Enabling TDE on Databases in an AlwaysOn Scenario

Enabling Transparent Data Encryption on Databases in Always On Scenario  Read more...
By Sanjiv Doshetty 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: alwayson
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The SQL Server 2016 Query Store: Accessing Query Store Information Using DMVs

The SQL Server 2016 Query Store provides several new ways of troubleshooting queries, studying their plans, exploring their context settings, and checking their performance metrics. In using the Query Store to ensure that performance is as good as possible, it isn't long before it becomes important to be familiar with the DMVs that are associated with the query store, and using them in custom queries.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server 2016
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Thinking About the Cloud?

Are you thinking about the cloud yet? Redgate is conducting some research into cloud adoption to better understand both the drivers and the blockers. Whether or not you’ve taken the plunge yet, they would love to hear from you. Participate in the survey and be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card worth $100.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/09 | Source: Redgate | Category: cloud
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Culture and Performance

Culture is important at our workplace. Steve Jones notes this can be important when trying to get the most performance from your employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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tSQLt and the INSERT EXEC Problem

A proposed solution to the INSERT EXEC problem in tSQLt  Read more...
By Charles Silbergleith 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ms sql
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Exploration of SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted – Part 3

In this third article of the exploring SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted series, Greg Larsen looks at the differences between an Always Encrypted column that uses an encryption type of Deterministic and those that use encryption type of Randomized.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2016
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SQL, and Ye Shall Find

Phil Factor reflects on how hard it really is to develop a really effective database that meets the SQL Standards, and how as a result we are only beginning to realize fully the vision of relational orthogonality in databases.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Centrally collect replication conflicts and send an alert

Automatically capture replication conflicts and generate an automated email notification.  Read more...
By Kimberly Killian 2016/02/05 (first published: 2011/10/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Who's Got a Preteen SQL Server?

This week Steve Jones wonders about the age of your instances and whether you are planning on upgrades or aware of how many out of support instances you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microsoft Survey on Backup and Security

Microsoft is looking for some people to talk to for ~20 minutes via phone/Skype and as a thank you for sharing, will provide a $10 Amazon gift card after the call.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup and restore
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How to read data from multiple Excel worksheets with SQL Server Integration Services

Read this tip to learn how to import data from multiple Excel worksheets into SQL Server using SSIS.  Read more...
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SQL Azure Performance Benchmarking

An evaluation of the SQL Azure Database Performance Levels recommended by the DTU Calculator service, and a comparison with on premise SQL Server performance.  Read more...
By Paul Brewer 2016/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql azure
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The New Operating System

We have an operating system for how our organizations are run. Steve Jones talks about a new one that might be important for the world rules by software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring In-Memory OLTP: What's Important?

In-Memory OLTP has evolved to be a great solution. However, a production system that uses it needs careful monitoring to avoid stress conditions becoming problems. As with many new features of SQL Server, it pays to plan a monitoring strategy to ensure that you are alerted as soon as possible when things go awry.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/04 | Source: SimpleTalk
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 4: Getting a Database into Source Control (Distributed Repository)

Now that we have our database under source control, we will want to share our work with other developers. If we are in a centralized source control system, our changes may be committed straight into the central repository. When we are working in a distributed system, it means pulling down any changes from other developers, addressing any areas of conflict, and pushing our changes up to allow others to benefit from our work. This allows our changes to be synchronized with the changes other developers have made. This level is principally about setting up a distributed source control system, namely Git, and how to commit database development changes to a local repository, before pushing them into a remote 'central' repository for sharing with other developers. The next level will delve a little deeper into Git's versioning mechanisms, and show some examples of how to share database changes during development, and how to deal with conflicting changes.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2016/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Simplify SQL Server ETL Processes with T-SQL Stored Procedures

Jeremy Kadlec introduces the Enhanced Data Integration Suite (EDIS), a SQL Server T-SQL stored procedure based solution to automate, manage, and audit ETL processes so you no longer have to manually build SSIS Packages.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/03 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: etl
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Queues in Databases

The idea of using a queue in a database is one that some people try to avoid, preferring to use a messaging service. However, Steve Jones notes that this isn't always necessary.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Maybe Security is Harder than Rocket Science

It's hard to build strong security over time, but it's worth the effort. Steve Jones notes that even smart people have problems implementing strong security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server System Audit Report

Ensuring that your SQL Server is secure is the job of every Database Administrator. In this article I will provide a script to help perform easier audits of your system.  Read more...
By Rudy Panigas 2016/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: audit
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