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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 7: Ordering Your Data Using Ranking Functions

In SQL Server there are 4 different ranking functions: RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, and ROW_NUMBER. These ranking functions were introduced in SQL Server 2005. In this stairway level I will be reviewing each of these different ranking functions, and will show you how to use them by providing a few examples.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2015/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Bad Code

Gone off the Rails.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating Dashboards for Mobile Devices with Datazen – Part 3

With the recent acquisition of Datazen by Microsoft, if you have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition or later with Software Assurance, you can download and use Datazen to create visually appealing dashboards for mobile devices across all the major platforms at no additional cost. In this article, Arshad Ali demonstrates creating data source, data views and then creating dashboards using them with Datazen Publisher.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/09/02 | Source: Database Journal | Category: datazen
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Software Estimates

It seems the software industry doesn't do a good job of planning and estimating software development efforts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/09/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSIS Package documentor

Read and document multiple SSIS packages in an Excel file. The document can be used to do further code analysis.   Read more...
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Free Workshop: Microsoft Data Platform Modernisation - London, Sep 24

Are you an ISV and/or commercial software developer using SQL Server? Are you considering how to upgrade your application to take advantage of new SQL Server 2014 and would like to know more about how Microsoft can help your migration and sales/marketing efforts? Register using this invitation key 9ABED3   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/09/01 | Category: workshop
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Selective Updates with ASP.NET SignalR

Many developers get the misleading perception that ASP.NET SignalR merely helps to build a chat application or provides live updates of news, stock and score tickers. In reality, ASP.NET SignalR has a broader scope. In this article, Dino Esposito covers a few techniques to make selective SignalR updates to pages behind an ASP.NET authentication layer.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/09/01 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: asp .net
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JSON Select - Easily query values from JSON

Introducing JSON Select - a new library that makes it easy to pull values out of JSON strings in SQL Server 2005+  Read more...
By Joshua Healy 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: json
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No More Foreign Keys?

Does it make sense to avoid FKs for use other architectures in software development? Steve Jones isn't sure a a general rule this is the case.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free Webinar: Should your databases be Continuously Delivered?

If you want to learn more about Continuous Delivery, and where your databases fit into the picture, join Dave Farley on September 2nd for a webinar covering why databases are an essential component of CD, and how to start modernizing your software development practices.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/31 (first published: 2015/08/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Learning Managed Backup

References and Links to using the Managed Backup feature in SQL Server 2016  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: managed backup
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SQL Performance Elevenses

Phil Factor's first eleven principles for diagnosing slow SQL.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Choosing hash distributed table vs. round-robin distributed table in Azure SQL DW Service

Designing databases to use distributed tables effectively will help you to achieve the storage and query processing benefits of the Azure SQL DW Service (SQL DW). In this article, Murshed Zaman explains the various Azure SQL Data Warehouse distributed table types, and offers guidance for choosing the type of distributed table to use and when to use it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLCAT | Category: azure
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The Problem Solver

A guest editorial from Andy Warren looks at the traits of problem solvers.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Email Formatted HTML Table with T-SQL

Create a professional looking HTML table from T-SQL, not SSRS.  Read more...
By Steve Moore 2015/08/28 (first published: 2013/06/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server 2016 – Introduction to Stretch Database

Beginning with SQL Server 2016 you will have the ability to store portions of a database in the cloud. Tim Radney introduces Stretch Database by looking at the applications and limitations of the new feature.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/28 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Soundex - Experiments with SQLCLR Part 3

Acknowledging fundamental design flaws lead to a more flexible, maintainable phonetic framework  Read more...
By David Poole 2015/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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NOSQL and RDBMSs

NOSQL and RDBMS are evolving and absorbing ideas from each other. Is this necessarily a good thing? Perhaps we should think again  Read more...
By David Poole 2015/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Introduction to Real-Time Communication with SignalR

SignalR, from Microsoft, solves many of the problems that come with developing web applications that need a communication channel with the server that is effective on a variety of server and client configurations. Christos Matskas gives an overview of the library and its potential.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: signalr
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Database Documentation Survey

Documentation often gets left behind in software development, perhaps even more so when it comes to developing the database schema. How do you keep yours up-to-date? Do you even think you should?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/27 (first published: 2015/08/20) | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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