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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/01/17 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Introduction to Agile with SQL Server

Working with SQL Server in Agile software development can be difficult. Ben Brumm provides an overview of Agile, specifically Scrum, and what to expect when SQL Server, or really any SQL platform, is involved.  Read more...
By 2018/01/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: agile
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Disk Encryption and The Impact to DBAs

As security threats proliferate, the need for encryption will continue to rise. We who are the Guardians of the Data must be ready to make SQL Server respond and to manage the performance issues that are inherent in every data encryption solution.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2018/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: encryption
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Customize Software or Process

The build v buy decision isn't the final one. We also need to decide if we'll use software as is or customize it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Step by Step Guide to Migrate SQL Server Data to SQL Server 2017

This step by step approach explains how to assess your SQL Server migration using DMA. Learn how to understand the behavior of your existing version and what changes need to be made to migrate to a newer version of SQL Server.  Read more...
By 2018/01/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server 2017
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NEW – Create, protect and manage non-production databases with SQL Provision

Redgate's newest offering helps address data privacy and protection concerns by creating copies of SQL Server databases that mask all sensitive data. SQL Provision serves as a gateway between production and non-production environments, to ensure the safe distribution of database copies from one central location, without blocking the team’s development and release processes.  Read more...
By 2018/01/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Install Visual Studio 2015 in Server without Internet Connection

Install Visual Studio 2015 in Windows Server without Internet Connection  Read more...
By Vishnu Gupthan 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: visual studio
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SQL Server Machine Learning Services – Part 2: Python Data Frames

SQL Server Machine Learning Services provides the ability to run Python scripts directly against data in SQL Server. To do so, you must understand how to work with the data frame object. Robert Sheldon explains how to get started using the data frame object, how to pass data from SQL Server to it, and how to manipulate it with Python and pandas commands.  Read more...
By 2018/01/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: machine learning services (mls)
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Do you have or make professional goals?

Goals can be important so we don't fall into complacency.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to automatically provision sanitized data using SQL Clone, Data Masker, and PowerShell

This article describes a strategy, using data masking, cloned databases, and PowerShell, which will allow you to sanitize data before it is copied or moved, for example from a production environment into testing or development environments.  Read more...
By 2018/01/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Data-driven Prototypes

Phil Factor on a tale of how dodgy mock data derailed an otherwise-convincing prototype.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Binary Files Import and Export

Importing binary files is always a challenge in SQL Server. New Author Sergey Benner brings us a technique using bulk loading that has worked well for him.  Read more...
By Sergey Benner 2018/01/12 (first published: 2008/08/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bcp
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Disable or Drop

When you need to debug or troubleshoot, Steve Jones wants you to disable, not drop, objects.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding code smells using SQL Prompt: procedures that lack schema-qualification

It is a very good idea to get into the habit of qualifying the names of procedures with their schema. It is not only makes your code more resilient and maintainable, but as Microsoft introduces new features that use schemas, such as auditing mechanisms, you code contains no ambiguities that could cause problems.  Read more...
By 2018/01/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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SQL Server 2017 and Python Basics

This tutorial from Siddharth Mehta is intended to help experienced T-SQL Developers, DBAs, Data Analysts and Data Science enthusiasts to start using Python language with T-SQL.   Read more...
By 2018/01/12 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: python
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GDPR - A guide for the perplexed

If a picture paints a thousand words then can GDPR regulation be represented in diagram form? Could doing so make it easier to comply with the regulation by making it easier to understand?  Read more...
By David Poole 2018/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: gdpr
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Job Interviews: What is Normalization?

Do you know how to answer normalization questions in an interview? Steve Jones gives you a few ideas and recommends you brush up on your knowledge.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What is database DevOps, and why is it important for DBAs?

Over the past 20 years, the concept of database DevOps has always been around, but the ability to automate tasks hasn’t been as simple for the database as it has been for application development. Database DevOps tools have now emerged, however, and the benefits of including DevOps for the database are being realized by many organizations to achieve greater operational efficiency.  Read more...
By 2018/01/11 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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A Walk Around SQL Operations Studio

SQL Server Management Studio has been the default tool for working with SQL Server for over a decade. It’s not, however, compatible with any operating system outside of Microsoft Windows. SQL Operations Studio (SQLOPS), the open source program originally called ‘Project Carbon’, is now available for users of Linux and macOS as well as Windows. Robert Cain demonstrates the features of SQLOPS.  Read more...
By 2018/01/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql operations studio
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 4: Configuring Database Mail

Examines the database mail system configuration in depth. You will learn how to configure database mail to work with SMTP mail systems, and get some troubleshooting tips.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2018/01/10 (first published: 2011/07/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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