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What's a Toaster?

There are always generic items that we encounter in life, things where it doesn't seem to matter to each of us what brand/price/model we pick. This Friday Steve Jones asks what you might consider to be generic in your job.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/24 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Memory Corruptions, or Why You Need DBCC CHECKDB

DBCC is a mechanism that can protect you against corruptions causing substantial data loss in your database. If you use it.  Read more...
By Paul Randal 2014/10/24 (first published: 2012/11/08) | Source: | Category: memory corruption
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The MidnightDBAs release Minion Reindex

The MidnightDBAs have developed a free reindexing solution to help DBAs perform maintenance on their instances. Read about the solution and attend their webinar.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/24 | Source: | Category: press release
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The Role of the Technical Architect in Development

What do Technical Architects (TAs) actually do when in a development role? Are they just senior developers 'pushed upstairs' into a management role? Is there a clear distinction between a TA and a product, or project, manager? In an increasingly automated and joined up development environment, the role is important, varied and wide-ranging; as Grzegorz Strzelecki explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: role
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SQL in the City London - October 24

SQL in the City London is a Red Gate event, full of SQL Server MVP training and networking. These events get bigger and bigger each year, so it's not one to be missed!  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/23 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Regaining access to SQL server after changing the domain

If you changed your domain and have lost control over the SQL server or have been blocked from logging in , this article talks about it  Read more...
By Yousef Ekhtiari 2014/10/23 | Source: | Category: change domain
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When is 8000 too small?

Over the years the page size in SQL Server has changed, growing larger to fit larger data sets. However not all functions have been modified to work with larger page sizes. Or even exceed them. Steve Jones wonders if it's time to increase the page size.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/23 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Building a Better NuGet

NuGet has transformed the ease of getting and installing the latest version of .NET packages, tools and frameworks. It relies on NuGet package authors to get packages right but there is little documentation for them to go by, and there are a few inevitable problems. Ed Charbeneau offers advice from experience.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: nuget
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The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: Delegating Work

A lot of the routine jobs demanded of a DBA can be automated, but a tougher prospect is to automate these jobs in a way that the requestor rather than the DBA can actually set of the job running themselves without compromising security and without risk. Is it true to say that some tasks can be made self-service?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: delegation
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Byte Me: Hairy Situation

Poor documentation can really bristle. 
By Bob Lang 2014/10/22 | Source: | Category: byte me
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 8: SQL Server PowerShell Provider

In this level we continue our journey into the SQL Server space by looking at the SQL Provider that comes with modules for PowerShell. You saw a little bit of the provider for SQL 2008 R2 in Level 2 of this Stairway.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/10/22 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/22 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
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Finding a table name from a page ID

Imagine you come to work in the morning and notice that some new rows have been entered into the msdb.dbo.suspect_pages table during the night. Usually the first thing you’re going to do is run DBCC CHECKDB, but if your database is a few TB, that could be several hours before you know where the problem is, and which table may have lost data. You want to find out which table is involved as soon as possible so you can explore your disaster recovery options.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLskills | Category: table name
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Comprehensive Baseline Collector Solution

There are no more excuses for not having baseline data. This article introduces a comprehensive Free Baseline Collector Solution  Read more...
By Robert Virag 2014/10/21 | Source: | Category: baseline
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When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Work sometimes gets in the way of work. Steve Jones notes this can cause stress and problems over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/21 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Exploring Your SQL Server Databases with T-SQL

Scott Swanberg shares 38 scripts he uses time and time again for discovering more about database objects.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Survey on SSDT and Database Projects

Red Gate are developing new tools for users of SSDT and Database Projects in Visual Studio. If you use these technologies, help us make our tools ingeniously simple by completing this 10 minute survey.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/21 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
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What To Do When the Import and Export Wizard Fails (Part I)

My “Success” story describes the import process when it works without a hitch, while my “Challenge” story highlights a common difficulty encountered when using the Microsoft Import and Export Wizard, and then offers a solution.   Read more...
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Why Would You Move?

Most people prefer to work with the platforms that they are familiar with, but there is always pressure to try new, exciting technologies when others have success. Steve Jones explores the idea of switching platforms.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/20 | Source: | Category: editorial
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In Praise of Service Broker

Phil Factor on one of SQL Server's unsung and underused workhorses.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/10/20 | Source: | Category: service broker
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