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Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 5: Exploring Facts About Tables

Now that we've explored, in preceding levels, some of the information that is available about indexes, triggers, keys and distribution statistics, we can concentrate on the tables themselves and their columns.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/12/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Meltdown

By Bob Lang 2016/12/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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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 2016/12/07 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Redgate | Category: troubleshooting
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SQLBits 2017

SQLBits 2017 has been announced. The conference will take place on April 5-8, 2017 in Telford, UK.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/07 | Source: SQLBits | Category: sqlbits
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Cloning a SQL Server Login with all permissions using PowerShell

Cloning a SQL Server login with permissions that match another login is a common task. In this post, Jeffrey Yao shows how this an be done using PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/07 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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What do you do when you inherit a mess at work?

I have seen three common responses to database messes. My favorite is nuclear.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/12/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Non-Numeric Measures in DAX

Enhance the functionality of your SSAS Tabular and PowerBI output, by understanding HOW-, WHY- and WHEN to leverage the power of DAX to create text, date or Boolean measures.  Read more...
By James McGillivray 2016/12/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dax
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Azure SQL Database - Authenticating Application Access by Using Azure AD Tokens

Learn how to leverage Azure Active Directory when connecting to Azure SQL Database from applications or services in a non-interactive manner, by relying on token-based authentication.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/06 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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Have you adopted database DevOps?

Redgate invites you to participate in a survey to uncover rates of adoption of DevOps practices among Microsoft SQL Server database users. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. All respondents who provide a valid email address will be sent a copy of the research report when available, as well as being entered into a prize draw to win a $250 Amazon gift card.  Read more...
By 2016/12/06 (first published: 2016/12/02) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Work/Training Balance - The hidden balancing act

Should we be considering our Work/Training Balance as part of our careers?  Read more...
By Gary Varga 2016/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Maintenance Routines for AlwaysOn

How to determine what replica(s) to perform maintenance routines  Read more...
By Ginger Keys 2016/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: always on
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The Right Stimulus

Phil Factor ponders the I/O implications of different drinks with coding.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Representing Hierarchical Data for Mere Mortals

Why is it that we use XML, but with so little enthusiasm when it does so much, and is so feature-rich? Phil Factor argues that there are better ways of doing it, more complete than JSON, but easier to read than XML. To try to convince you, he gives a set of flying demos, using PowerShell and his PSYaml module, to illustrate how YAML can let you work faster, and more accurately.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: hierarchical data
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Use SSMS and Visual Studio?

Redgate is running a short survey to better understand the tools you're using for database development. There are eleven questions, and three $50 Amazon gift cards up for grabs as a thank you for responding.  Read more...
By 2016/12/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Hadoop For SQL Folks: Architecture, MapReduce and Powering IoT

As the de-facto big data processing and analytics engine, the Hadoop ecosystem is also leading the way in powering Internet of Things (IOT)  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2016/12/02 (first published: 2015/08/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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First Class Jobs

This week Steve Jones examines the idea of making jobs in SQL Server, first class citizens.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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4 Keys to a Clean Angular Implementation

Can there be true separation of concerns with MVC? Not entirely, especially when Angular's templates allow you to so much flexibility; but there is a great deal to be gained from following guidelines to ensure that all business logic is performed in the code-behind as directed by the controller or its delegate, and that all operations on the model are done in the controller: Michael Sorens explains the four essential guidelines for an easily-maintained system.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: angular
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Have you adopted database DevOps?

Redgate invites you to participate in a survey to uncover rates of adoption of DevOps practices among Microsoft SQL Server database users. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. All respondents who provide a valid email address will be sent a copy of the research report when available, as well as being entered into a prize draw to win a $250 Amazon gift card.  Read more...
By 2016/12/06 (first published: 2016/12/02) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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How to download a file from internet using SSIS

In this example, we will show how to download a file from internet using SSIS.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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Learn to Earn

Learning more about your craft can translate into more earnings, but it won't be easy.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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