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Backing Up SQL Server Databases is Easier in PowerShell than T-SQL

Learn how easy the new SQLServer module makes backups of SQL Server databases.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2017/01/12 | Source: | Category: powershell
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Identifying Last Night’s SQL Agent Job Failures

Finding the nightly job failures is just one of a DBA's morning rituals. It is fairly easy to scan all the email with a number of creative search criteria, but what if you would like a more automated approach? Read on to learn how to find and report all job failures using a script.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/12 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql agent
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U-SQL introduces two new data types - SQL.ARRAY and SQL.MAP. Here, we look at what we can do with SQL.ARRAY and the CROSS APPLY EXPLODE expression.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2017/01/11 | Source: | Category: u-sql
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Not Excited by Linux

Much of the community isn't excited by SQL Server on Linux.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/11 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Database Provisioning

Database provisioning for development work isn't always easy. The better that development teams meet business demands for rapid delivery and high quality, the more complex become the requirements for the work of development and testing. More databases are required for testing and development, and they need to be more rapidly kept current. Data and loading needs to match more closely what is in production. Grant Fritchey explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: provisioning
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Free Webinar – Database DevOps Demo

Learn how to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server databases in our free demo webinar on January 17th. Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Steve Jones will demonstrate how Redgate’s database automation tools plug into Git, Jenkins & Octopus Deploy. Learn how to branch and merge with SQL Source Control then automate the build and deployment of changes with DLM Automation. Register now.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/16 (first published: 2017/01/11) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Simpson's Paradox

This article is a case study and an attempt to explain an interesting phenomenon with data anomalies that is commonly called Simpson's Paradox.   Read more...
By Mala Mahadevan 2017/01/10 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server is Getting More Popular

Today, Steve Jones looks at the popularity of SQL Server, which was named DBMS of 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/10 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Performance Advantages

Glenn Berry uses a few specific examples to demonstrate the performance benefits you can get from SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/10 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: sql server 2016
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Using R to Identify Key Features Quickly

Typical BI dashboards display data summaries like counts and averages. We use R to extend on these to identify key associations in a dataset.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: visual analytics
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Changes are Coming to the SQLServerCentral Forums

SQLServerCentral is getting an upgrade, and Steve Jones has a few words.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Using SQLite with PowerShell and SQL Server

When you combine PowerShell and SQLite, you can perform powerful magic. Phil Factor is in awe of SQLite and gives a brief demonstration of how easy it is to use. Just to encourage anyone who is unfamiliar with the database, he includes a giant-sized SQLite version of the old PUBS database that the first generation of RDBMS developers cut their teeth on.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sqlite
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SQL Server 2014 Build List

A list of builds for SQL Server 2014, through CU9 for SP1.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/09 (first published: 2015/02/23) | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Keeping up to, and down with, Date

It is foolish to insist on reading only up-to-date books on technology. Nothing beats getting the broad perspective.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: editorial
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How to run SSIS Project as a SQL Job

In this piece by Pilip Horan, learn how to create an SSIS catalog and run a project as a SQL Agent Job.  Read more...
By Philip Horan 2017/01/06 (first published: 2015/05/11) | Source: | Category: integration services (ssis)
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An Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Get the basics of what a container is and how this can work with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Paul Stanton 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: containers
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Your 2017 Goals

What are your goals for the year? 
By Steve Jones 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Ad Hoc Access to OLE DB Provider Has Been Denied Error

I was trying to use OPENROWSET to query a remote database and I experienced the following error "Ad hoc access to OLE DB provider has been denied. You must access this provider through a linked server". When I ran this same query using a sysadmin account it worked fine. Why doesn't this work for other logins?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: openrowset
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Dynamic Data Masking Feature in SQL Server 2016

Microsoft has introduced very impressive new security feature in SQL Server 2016 called Dynamic Data Masking (DDM).Dynamic Data Masking allow user to decide how much of the sensitive data to reveal with minimal impact on the application layer.   Read more...
By Pankaj Chakole 2017/01/05 | Source: | Category: security
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Questions About SQL Server Security and Access Control You Were Too Shy to Ask

For many developers, database security and Access control is just something that gets in the way of development work. However, several recent security breaches have had devastating consequences and have caused a change in attitude about the value to any organisation of having database applications that meet industry standards for access control and security. The problem, however is in admitting that you have a problem and finding answers to those problems you are just too shy to ask in public.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server security
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