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Estimates

Software estimates are often wildly off from the actual amount of time and resources that are required. Today Steve Jones looks at a few reasons why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Basics of Dimensional Modeling

Introduction of how to design a star schema dimensional model for new BI developers  Read more...
By Derek Wilson 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: star schema
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SQL Server Live! Orlando, FL

SQL Server Live! is designed to finely tune the skills of DBAs, developers, Business Intelligence specialists (just to mention a few) with five days of workshops, deep dives and breakout sessions from November 17 - 21 2014.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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Importance of Recovery Model in SQL Server

Have you ever wondered why the transaction log file grows bigger and bigger? What caused it to happen? How do you control it? How does the recovery model of a database control the growing size of the transaction log? Read on to learn the answers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/09 | Source: Database Journal | Category: recovery model
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Misconfiguration is a Problem

The configuration of server systems matters. Not just to ensure software runs smoothly, but also for security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Real Scary DBAs

We have some people working as DBAs that might be very scary to many of you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Mining: Part 16 Automating Data Mining Processes

In this chapter we will learn how to automate Data Mining Tasks using the SQL Agent.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: microsoft
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A Call for Questions

Our Question of the day is very popular, but we're looking for more complex questions  Read more...
By Site Owners 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Silicon Valley Code Camp

Code Camp is a community event where developers learn from fellow developers. This year's event will take place on October 11-12 in the Los Altos Hills in California. Speakers include Steve Jones, Nik Molnar, Anthony van der Hoorn, Mike Wood, and more. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/08 | Category: events
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SQL Server Reporting Services Basics: Customizing SSRS Reports

While the Reporting Wizard and basic report tables will do for prototyping, very soon we'll want to add some finesse to our reports, and allow our report users to create different views of the same data, dynamically. Kathi Kellenberger shows us how it's done.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssrs
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RegEx for DBAs

RegEx functions are incredibly powerful text handling functions which should be at the top of a data warehouse DBAs list when writing CLR functions  Read more...
By David Poole 2014/09/05 (first published: 2012/05/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: regex
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The Community Cloud

The 'Community Cloud' sounds, on first impression, like marketing-speak for some untried novelty, but in fact it is already around, and working well for governments and healthcare in particular. Bob Sheldon investigates, and is encouraged to find groups of organisations who have cooperated to create secure and resilient cloud-based services.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: cloud computing
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Titles Matter – Part 2

In a followup to his previous piece, Andy Warren looks at job titles again and they can affect the people he works with.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/09/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Saturday #333 - St. Louis, MO

Call for Speakers. SQL Saturday is coming to St. Louis on Oct 11, 2014. The deadline for speaker's submissions is today (September 5), so if you've been considering speaking, this is your last chance. If you're thinking of attending this event, please register while space is available. More information can be found on the SQL Saturday #333 event page.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/05 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Pairing Data Vault and Biml for DW Agility

Agile data warehousing can be challenging. Pairing the right methodologies and tools can help. Here is how my team met the challenge by using Data Vault methodology and BIML scripting.  Read more...
By Benjamin Seidle 2014/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data warehousing
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A Call for Articles

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 2014/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Introduction to Azure PowerShell Modules for the SQL Server DBA Part 1

Our organization is starting to deploy more virtual machines on Azure for both testing and DR environments. I would like to create and administer Azure virtual machines using Windows PowerShell. How do I get started?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/04 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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Why Can't We Go Backwards?

How many times have you wanted to restore a database to an earlier version? Today Steve Jones asks why can't we do this and includes a way for you to vote on this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A few reflections on security by a weary application developer

Data security? No worries! Tell me how much you are willing to pay.  Read more...
By George Copeland 2014/09/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Stairway to XML: Level 4 - Querying XML Data

You can extract a subset of data from an XML instance by using the query() method, and you can use the value() method to retrieve individual element and attribute values from an XML instance.  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/09/03 (first published: 2012/10/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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