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SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Fail the Initial Failover Test

The first test of AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2012 is successful, but after testing to swing back again to your primary replica, you find out that automatic failover works only the first time. How come? Carla Abanes explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: alwayson
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 6: The DAX SUM() and SUMX() Functions

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX SUM() and SUMX() functions, comparing and contrasting the two. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in managing “sum” aggregations within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/27 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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Byte Me: The One

The apparel oft proclaims the man.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2014/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Questions about T-SQL Expressions You Were Too Shy to Ask

Nobody seems to ask questions about SQL Expressions in forums, even though expressions can cause all sorts of problems. It's time for some straight-forward Q&As, and who better than Robert Sheldon to give the A?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: expressions
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SQL Server Service Engine fails to start after applying CU4 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

After performing an update on SQL Server, SQL Server Engine and SQL Agent stop responding.  Read more...
By Hilda E 2014/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2008
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SQL Saturday #340 - San Diego, CA

SQL Saturday is coming to San Diego on September 20, 2014. This event has a great speaker line-up which includes Itzik Ben-Gan, Grant Fritchey, and many others. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/26 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Smooth Database Deployment at SQL in the City 2014

SQL in the City is coming this fall to London and Seattle.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Big Data Technologists Transition to Customer-Facing Roles

As the enterprise embraces big data, management assumes that staff sizes will decrease. What should be done with those unneeded technologists? One answer: convert them into technology consultants that collaborate and coordinate with the lines of business. In other words, give them customer-facing roles.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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Auto Generating Multiple XML Files Using SSIS

An SSIS package that can generate an XML file for each record in an XML column in a SQL Server Database using the Source Script Component in a Data Flow Task.   Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: 8 Ways To Centralize Your Work

As well as standardizing and documenting, the enterprise DBA needs to centralize the management of systems. Joshua Feierman explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba skills
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Testing is Your Best Investment

One of the things that can make a big difference in how well your software performs is testing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Flash Database

What is the impact of flash storage on databases? There are quite a few, but this week Steve Jones asks if SQL Server should do more to take advantage of them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Production Subsets

Working with data in development or test environments can be challenging. This week Steve Jones asks how you might deal with the volume of data and whether you like subsets.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Best Database Administrators Automate Everything

Do you understand the value of your time? I mean really understand it. Time is your absolute number one most valuable asset. Once it's gone, that's it, gone forever.  Read more...
By John Sansom 2014/08/22 (first published: 2012/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Management of Windows Azure SQL Databases via PowerShell with REST APIs

Management of Azure SQL Databases has been greatly simplified by the introduction of the Azure PowerShell module. Marcin Policht describes the principles of dealing with the Azure PowerShell module’s REST APIs directly.  Read more...
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SQL Saturday #310 - Dublin, Ireland

SQL Saturday is coming to Dublin on September 20, 2014. Come for a free day of SQL Server training and networking. This year's conference features a mix of levels, topics, and speakers like Buck Woody (Big Data), Jen Stirrup (PowerBI), Denny Cherry (Storage), Red Gate's Tom Austin (Continuous integration), and more. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/22 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Data Mining: Part 14 Export DMX results with Integration Services

In this chapter we will explain how to work with Data Mining models and the Integration Services. Specifically, we will talk about the Data Mining Query Task in SSIS.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/08/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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Newsletter Changes - Reducing Size

A change to the newsletter is coming soon.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2014/08/21 (first published: 2014/08/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Office 365 Essentials - Subscriptions and Licenses

Should you be planning to move from Exchange to Office 365? If so, why? What sort of license should you get, and should you use cloud identities or federated identities for your users?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: cloud services
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