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Planning for a Successful Database Lifecycle

Although it is well-known that the best efforts of a development team can be derailed by mistakes in the architecture, design and general governance of a development project, few attempts have been made to describe what needs to be done to increase the chances of success in the development of a database application. William Brewer steps into the breach to itemise what a delivery team needs to succeed.  Read more...
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Scary Deployments

Today Steve Jones talks about the problem of having code that people are afraid to change or deploy.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/19 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Security is Getting Serious

Today Steve Jones notes that back doors could be inserted into chips, which would be a huge problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/18 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Authentication Via AD Groups Part III: What About Orphaned Users?

With AD Authentication via groups, SQL Server is vulnerable to orphaned Windows users' logins being added to SQL Server at a later date. This article gives an improved user audit script that detects orphaned DB Users and also a delete script.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2016/07/18 | Source: | Category: security
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Delivering Rapid Improvements to SSMS

SSMS has spent years being neglected, merely being kept compatible with SQL Server and its features: But now we have, instead, the promise of monthly delivery of new functionality  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/07/18 | Source:
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SQL Server 2016 - what's changed in the SQL Toolbelt?

Over recent months, Redgate’s development teams have been busy updating the tools in the SQL Toolbelt to support the valuable new functionality released with SQL Server 2016. To achieve this, most tools now support the syntax for SQL Server 2016’s key features, letting you do even more with them. Learn mor.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/18 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql toolbelt
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Encrypting and Decrypting SQL Server Stored Procedures, Views and User-Defined Functions

You work in a shop that puts business or application logic in SQL Server using stored procedures, views and functions to return values to the calling applications or perform tasks. This is not unusual for companies that use the SQL Server layer to perform  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/18 | Source: | Category: encryption
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 8: Coding Shortcuts using += and -= Operators

No one wants to use more keystrokes than they have to when they write a chunk of T-SQL code. To help with minimizing the number of characters a T-SQL developer needs to type the Microsoft team introduced three new shortcuts operators when they release SQL Server 2008. These shorts cuts are the String Concatenation, Add EQUALS, and the Subtract EQUALS operators.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2016/07/15 (first published: 2014/07/09) | Source:
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The Remote DBA

This Friday, Steve Jones asks if you're like to work remotely. With the trend moving this way, mostly for extra hours, maybe you'd like to move that way for most of your work time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/15 | Source: | Category: editorial
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A Happy Birthday Present from Minionware

The Midnight DBAs and Minionware are having a birthday celebration. You can get your present of a free license today only.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/15 | Source: | Category: minionware
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SQL Server 2016 Temporal Table Query Plan Behaviour

For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Rob Farley takes a look at a couple of unexpected aspects of query plans you might observe when using Temporal Tables in SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/15 | Source: | Category: temporal tables
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Introduction to Row Level Security in SQL 2016

In SQL 2016 several new security features gets introduced which will help users to protect their data in many ways. New security feature Row Level Security (RLS) which implements the security inside the database itself, not at application level.  Read more...
By Kapil Singh 2016/07/14 | Source: | Category: sql server 2016
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Stairway to DLM Dashboard Level 2: Setting up DLM Dashboard

Learn how to install and configure your initial DLM Dashboard instance.  Read more...
By Owen Priestley 2016/07/14 | Source: | Category: dlm dashboard
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The New Data Warehouse Choice

Steve Jones looks a little more closely at the Azure SQL Data Warehouse, perhaps a viable choice for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/14 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 2: Connections and Creating Server Inventories

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2016/07/13 | Source: | Category: smo
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Losing Rows

MongoDB can lose some rows in queries run very close together. Is that bad? Steve Jones thinks so, though this doesn't mean you shouldn't use MongoDB or any other NoSQL database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/13 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/13 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Different Options for Importing Data into SQL Server

Moving data into SQL Server is something that most DBAs or Developers are faced with probably on a daily basis. In this article, Greg Robidoux explores the various options for doing so.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/13 | Source: | Category: importing data
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The COUNT Function in T-SQL

The COUNT function is among the most used functions in the T-SQL codes. Even though COUNT is easy to use, it should be used carefully because it could often not return the desired result. For the big tables, the counting of the rows could cause blocking as well as take some more time.  Read more...
By Igor Micev 2016/07/12 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 is Available

SP2 for SQL Server 2014 is now out. Check out the build list.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/12 | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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