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Database source control workshop, Cambridge UK

Redgate is hosting a 1 day public workshop on April 22, 2015. This workshop will teach you how to put a database in source control, deploy a database from source control, and monitor database changes across development, testing, and production environments.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/24 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Are There That Many GUIDs?

Steve Jones talks about a recent survey that showed more people use GUIDs as primary keys than identity values.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Integrating Database Lifecycle Management into Microsoft's Application Delivery Process

In order to automate the delivery of an application together with its database, you probably just need the extra database tools that allow you to continue with your current source control system and release management system by integrating the database into it. If you're using the Microsoft stack, then Redgate's tools can help with some of the difficult database parts of the process, as Jason Crease demonstrates.   Read more...
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SQL Cop and SQLServerCentral

Steve Jones runs the SQL Cop tests against the SQLServerCentral database and looks at the results.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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SQL Server Reporting Services Bookmarks and Document Maps

What are the SQL Server Reporting Services Document Map and Bookmark properties? How can they be used? Do they work for all rendering formats? Scott Murry answers these questions and more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/23 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssrs
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Microservices, SOA and Service Broker

If you want to implement a service-oriented architecture on Windows, Service Broker is still your best choice, argues Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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First Episodes

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren where he looks back at how things have changed.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 1: SQL PowerShell Basics

What are PowerShell and SQL PowerShell and how do you use them? Level 1 of this Stairway will help you answer these questions, and start to show you why you might want to use this great tool.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2015/03/20 (first published: 2012/08/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Common Mistakes

This week Steve Jones is wondering what the common mistakes that T-SQL developers make are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure Blob Storage Part 8: Blob Leases

In this article, Robin Shahan explains what Blob Leases are and how to use them, including code samples for calling the different methods available for managing Blob Leases.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/20 | Source: Just Azure | Category: blob storage
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Microsoft and R

R is an interesting language and one that might become more important to data professionals in the future. Microsoft is also making an investment here.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mail Fails with SQLCMD Error

I had a SQL Server job that kept failing with sqlcmd error and this describes how I resolved it.  Read more...
By Ramya Makam 2015/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlcmd
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How to get Database Design Horribly Wrong

Database Design is one of those tasks where you have to carefully get all the major aspects right. If you mess-up just one of these, it can all go horribly wrong. So what are these aspects that can ruin database design, and how can you get them right? Robert Sheldon explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database design
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SQL Saturday #364 - Boston, MA

SQL Saturday is coming to Boston on April 18th 2015. Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking, and listen to great speakers like Grant Fritchey, Brent Ozar, and Andy Leonard. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/19 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 3: Understanding Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

A CTE is a temporary result set defined by a simple query, and is used within the execution scope of a single INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, or SELECT statement. In this article we will explore how to define and use CTE's.  Read more...
By 2015/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Shrinking Transactions

The editorial cartoon for 18 March 2015.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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 2015/03/18 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Using the ROLLUP, CUBE, and GROUPING SETS Operators

Greg Larsen discusses the ROLLUP, CUBE and GROUPING SETS operators. These operators are used with the GROUP BY clause and allow you to create subtotals, grand totals and superset of subtotals. Read on to find out more about these additional GROUP BY operators.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/18 | Source: Database Journal | Category: group by
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Small Experiments in Data

Amsterdam is using data to try and improve their city.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Right and Wrong of T-SQL DML TRIGGERs (SQL Spackle)

Triggers in T-SQL have many uses. There are right and wrong ways to write triggers. To learn the difference, read on...  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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