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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 1: Setting Up For Database Source Control

The first level of this stairway introduces the basics of source control, some common technologies and technologies, and demonstrates how to start versioning a SQL Server database.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Open Source the MCM

The MCM certification program has been abandoned by Microsoft. Steve Jones thinks the material can still be useful for the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/23 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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Database Normalization Basics

The task of Database Normalization doesn't have to be painful, especially if you follow Old Mother Celko's Normalization Heuristics.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: normalization
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Partitioning Data in a Multi-tenant Data Warehouse Solution

Part two of our series looks at the partitioning strategy to separate customers' data, providing security and performance.  Read more...
By Sean Woehrle 2014/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data warehousing
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Open Call for Editorials

Steve Jones is putting out an open call for guest editorial pieces in the spring of 2014. If you're interested, read on.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/22 (first published: 2014/02/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Due Diligence

How can you perform due diligence on new employees? There are a variety of ways, but Steve Jones has an idea that might help you nudge a potential employer in the direction you want them to move.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security - Firewall Configuration

Marcin Policht reviews security related challenges of Microsoft Azure Software as a Service-based SQL Database, focusing in particular on the SQL Server and database-level firewall access control functionality and methods that can be employed to implement it.  Read more...
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Consolidation Matters

Consolidating SQL Server instances is something Steve Jones has done in the past and he thinks we'll all do more of in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automating Database Restores

This article describes a way to automatically restore multiple database backups from a directory.  Read more...
By Sujeet Singh 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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Running With The Red Queen

Trying to take the time to fix sub-par processes has some surprising parallels in nature.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring SQL Server: An Interview with David Bick

Simple-Talk sat down with David Bick, a Red Gate Product Manager, to discuss his work on SQL Monitor and why passively monitoring SQL Server just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interview
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SQL Saturday #308 - Houston, TX

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 10, 2014. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/21 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Unexpected View Performance

Views that use implicit conversion to return result sets may use a different query plan than the statement executed in query analyzer.  Read more...
By Thom Bolin 2014/04/18 (first published: 2011/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: views
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SQL Server Performance Tuning Using Wait Statistics: A Beginner's Guide

This beginner's guide to Wait Stats by Jonathan Kehayias and Erin Stellato is a free PDF download brought to you by SQL Skills and Simple-Talk.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: wait statistics
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Advice for Newcomers

If you could look back on your career, is there some advice you wish you had? Is there something you'd tell people considering your job as a career? Let us know this Friday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Saturday #305: Dallas, BA Edition

Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, as both business analysts and IT professionals come to learn and network with experts for the first SQLSaturday Business Analytics edition. Please register while space is available  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/04/18 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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One Database to Rule Them All

Twitter is working on a new database that can handle unstructured as well as structured data well. Is this a competitor for SQL Server?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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XML Schema validation in SQL Server

An introduction to the XML Schema Collection and XML validation.  Read more...
By Eirikur Eiriksson 2014/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Explaining the Calculations of Probability and Importance for Complex Association Rules in SSAS

The output from the Association Rules data mining model in SSAS 2012 can be difficult to understand, especially when the generated rules become more complex. In this tip we go through an example to provide a better understanding.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssas
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