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The Pen Test

Perhaps a penetration test is a good idea for more organizations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/25 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Verify SQL Backups With SQL Powershell

With SQL Powershell, you can check all your database backups in minutes, whether you have ten SQL servers or 100.   Read more...
By Geoff Ruble 2016/04/25 | Source: | Category: sql backups
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A nice whistle and flute

Phil Factor recounts the most important lesson of his early IT career: try not to burst into giggles when you get to look at the client's IT system.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/04/25 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Knee-Jerk Performance Tuning: Incorrect Use of Temporary Tables

Paul Randal continues his knee-jerk performance tuning series, focusing on ways to optimize performance when using temporary tables.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/25 | Source: | Category: performance tuning
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Write for SQLServerCentral - Bonus for Azure

We're always looking for articles, but here are a few ones that I'd like to see written up.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2016/04/29 (first published: 2014/09/04) | Source: | Category: sqlservercentral
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Reaping the benefits of the Window functions in T-SQL

Exploring the potential benefits of the T-SQL Window functions (OVER, LAG, and LEAD) in this piece. You can learn how to achieve up to 50% performance boost by replacing a single function call.   Read more...
By Eirikur Eiriksson 2016/04/22 (first published: 2014/03/24) | Source: | Category: sql server 2012
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Automatic SSRS report output of all report parameter combinations

You already have a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) sales report that takes parameters for Country and State. Each time the report is run a user selects the specific Country and State for the report. A request has been made to deliver one report via email that includes all of the combinations for each country and state. Daniel Farina shows how to achieve this without modifying the report.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/22 | Source: | Category: ssrs
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Backups Over Time

Today Steve Jones talks about backups, and the challenges they present over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/22 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Migrating an on premise SQL Server Database to Azure

For this article I want to show you how to import a BACPAC file to create a new Azure SQL Database which is Microsoft’s Platform as a Service(PaaS) offering.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2016/04/21 | Source: | Category: sql server
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Database Version Control

By placing under source control everything we need to describe any version of a database, we make it much easier to achieve consistent database builds and releases, to find out who made which changes and why, and to access all database support materials. Matthew Skelton explains how to make sure your version control system fully supports all phases of the database lifecycle, from governance, development, delivery and through to operations.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: version control
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Guess the RTM Build

Have some fun and guess which build will be released for SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/21 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Byte Me: Inadequate Cooling

By 2016/04/20 | Source: | Category: byte me
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 6: Using the CASE Expression and IIF Function

There are times where you need to write a single T-SQL statement that is able to return different T-SQL expressions based on the evaluation of another expression. When you need this kind of functionality you can use the CASE expression or IIF function to meet this requirement. In this Stairway level Gregory Larsen reviews the CASE and IIF syntax and showing you examples of how the CASE expression and IIF function.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2016/04/20 (first published: 2014/04/09) | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/04/20 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: replication
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Getting Started Tuning Performance in Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney talks about the initial differences he has encountered while mastering the art of performance tuning Azure SQL Database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/20 | Source: | Category: azure
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Crack that Encrypted Data

Ransomware is becoming an issue. Steve Jones notes DBAs need to be ready to deal with these issues.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/19 | Source: | Category: editorial
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What Does the Near-Future of PowerShell & SQL Server Look Like? An Interview with Ken Van Hyning

Ken Van Hyning is the Engineering Manager for the SQL Server tools, including SQLPS.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2016/04/19 | Source: | Category: powershell
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Unattended Installation

Installing SQL Server even without seeing the installation wizard.  Read more...
By Raghavender Chavva 2016/04/19 | Source: | Category: installation
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Row Level Security with SQL Server 2016

Have you ever wanted an easier way to provide security at the record level? If so, you can now easily do this with the Row Level Security feature that is being introduced with SQL Server 2016. Greg Larsen shows you how easy it is to use this new feature as a way to provide user access to a specific set of records.  Read more...
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Exporting Azure Data Factory (ADF) into TFS Source Control

Have you created a Data Factory in Azure and are wondering how to get it into TFS and source control? This article will show you how.  Read more...
By Jeff Jordan 2016/04/18 | Source: | Category: azure data factory
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