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Cleanly Uninstalling Stubborn SQL Server Components

There is a built-in command called msiexec which has an uninstall parameter (-x). This command can be used to remove stubborn programs through brute force. First, though, you need to get an inventory of the GUIDs that represent the programs you need to remove.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/16 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: uninstall
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Webinar: data protection & privacy in the world of DevOps

Microsoft MVP and PASS President Grant Fritchey dispels the myth that database DevOps and compliance can't go hand in hand. After a brief look at how extending DevOps to the database lays solid foundations for data governance and compliance, the focus will then shift to guidance around the upcoming GDPR. Register now.  Read more...
By 2017/11/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Stairway to MDX - Level 2: The Ordinal Function

Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces the MDX Ordinal Function, as a means for generating lists and for conditionally presenting calculations. He also demonstrates the use of the function in creating datasets to support report parameter picklists.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2017/11/15 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: mdx
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The SQL Server Crossword

Crossword puzzle focusing on SQL Servers 
By Kenneth Fisher 2017/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

This free eBook from Redgate Software will take you from the fundamentals of Statistics, Cost Estimation, Index Selection, and the Execution Engine, and guide you through the inner workings of the Query Optimization process, and throws in a pragmatic look at Parameterization and Hints along the way.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/11/15 (first published: 2012/12/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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Remembering passwords in SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare

The Redgate SQL Compare team have recently added a feature to automatically populate your SQL Server credentials when you’re using SQL Compare or SQL Data Compare - here are the details of the new feature.  Read more...
By 2017/11/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql compare
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Consuming hierarchical JSON documents in SQL Server using OpenJSON

Over the years, Phil was struck by the problems of reading and writing JSON documents with SQL Server, and wrote several articles on ways of overcoming these problems. Now that SQL Server 2016 onwards has good JSON support, he thought that the articles would be forgotten. Not so, they continue to be popular, so he felt obliged to write about how you can use SQL Server's JSON support to speed the process up.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: json
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Vagrant and SQL Server 2017 on Linux

Vagrant provides a mechanism to build and configure a virtual Linux box running SQL Server 2017  Read more...
By David Poole 2017/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: virtualization
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How to Do a Free SQL Server Health Check

Brent Ozar shares a free script that that you can run to quickly produce a health check of your SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/14 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: health check
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Holiday parties: Do you love them or hate them?

It is getting to be that time of year. Holiday parties are you for them or against  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dynamically Create Warehouse Dimensions

Here's a data warehouse design pattern to speed up multi-value dimension creation.  Read more...
By Craig Benson 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dimension
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Alert Inbox Grouping Preview in SQL Monitor

The SQL Monitor team are hard at work, improving how you manage your alerts. Find out more about the changes they're making, and how you can try an online demo of the new features now.  Read more...
By 2017/11/13 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql monitor
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Microservices in SQL Server

In SQL Server 2017 consuming or providing JSON data is so efficient that you can implement effective microservices right from the database, argues Phil Factor.   Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Owns the Data?

The Microsoft battle to avoid moving data across country borders is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Missing Data

In the real world of business or scientific reporting and analysis, data can prove to be awkward. It can be plain wrong or it can be altogether missing. Sure, we have the NULL to signify unknown, but that doesn't play well with regular business reporting. There are a number of ways of dealing with missing information, and methods of estimating data from existing data has a long and respectable history. Joe Celko gets to grips with a data topic that is often treated with some trepidation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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How Long Before You Upgrade?

This Friday Steve Jones wants to know about the lifetime of your instances. Do you have some idea on how long you'll run a particular version of a platform?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Advanced Analytics with R & SQL: Part I - R Distributions

Build and Operationalize scalable Predictive models and intelligent applications using SQL and R.   Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2017/11/10 (first published: 2016/10/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data science
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Mixing MongoDB and Relational Databases in the Enterprise

Your Agile developers want MongoDB, or a similar document database: your Ops people are concerned about security and backup, and Governance are muttering about transactionality and data transfer between systems. Do you restrict your developers from rapidly-evolving the data design for their domain or do you embrace the joys of NoSQL unconditionally? If you accept a polyglot database environment, where the NoSQL lambs coexist with the relational lions, how do you provide tools and common database concepts that everyone can use and understand?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: mongodb
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Introverted vs Extroverted

A lot of us are introverted, so is there anything that can be done about it?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Change Integer to BigInt on a Very Large Table

This article will show how to change the data type of a column when the table contains more than 1 billion records.  Read more...
By Nisarg Upadhyay 2017/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data types
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