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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 8: Coding Shortcuts using += and -= Operators

No one wants to use more keystrokes than they have to when they write a chunk of T-SQL code. To help with minimizing the number of characters a T-SQL developer needs to type the Microsoft team introduced three new shortcuts operators when they release SQL Server 2008. These shorts cuts are the String Concatenation, Add EQUALS, and the Subtract EQUALS operators.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com
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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 Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/09 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: ebook
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Microsoft Azure Diagnostics Part 2: Basic Configuration of Azure Cloud Service Diagnostics

Michael Collier takes a look at the key aspects of configuring the diagnostic agent in Microsoft Azure to collect the data you want, and transfer that data to storage on a schedule you define.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/09 | Source: Just Azure | Category: azure
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Never give up

When facing a problem you aren't sure you can solve, keep working on it and believe in yourself.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 has a number of new DMVs, and some changes from SQL Server 2012. What are the new views and changes, and how can be useful to you?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
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Rollback and Recovery Troubleshooting; Challenges and Strategies

What happens if your database deployment goes awry? Grant Fritchey has some troubleshooting advice to get you out of a bind.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: rollback
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Cloud Skills

The cloud is going to be important for the future of SQL Server.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQLServerCentral.com 2014 Users Survey

We want to make sure we're covering the things that are relevant to you, so we're asking for some feedback on what you use on SSC, where we need to improve, and what you'd like to see. It should only take a few minutes, and three randomly-selected people will win a $50 Amazon gift card for their efforts.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
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Creating Memory-Optimized Table in SQL Server 2014

A quick introduction of how to create memory-optimized tables in SQL Server 2014  Read more...
By Louis Li 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: memory-optimized table
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DBAs and the Fear Factor

Louis Davidson on why DBAs ought to do one thing, every day, that is scary.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Finding Unused SQL Server Stored Procedures With PowerShell

Tim Smith describes a number of ways to tell which Stored Procedures are in use, DMVs, a SQL Server Trace, and his preferred method, the Source Code and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/07 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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July 4, 2014

A holiday in the US and Steve is briefly writing something on his sabbatical.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSRS In a Flash - Level 1 in the Stairway to Reporting Services

Learn the basics of Reporting Services, what it is, and what it can do from you. From MVP Jessica Moss, we have a new series that can help you get started with this part of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Jessica M. Moss 2014/07/04 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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The "Numbers" or "Tally" Table: What it is and how it replaces a loop.

Many people have used a "Numbers" or "Tally" table without really knowing what it does. This is an introduction as to how a Tally table replaces a loop.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/07/04 (first published: 2008/05/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Granular or Cell Level Encryption in SQL Server

Arshad Ali demonstrates granular level encryption in detail and explains how it differs from Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: encryption
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Do Other Departments Know What You Do?

Do other departments know what you do? One on one discussions is a great way to make sure.  Read more...
By Ian Massi 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2012

There were many new DMVs added in SQL Server 2012, and some that have changed since SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a brief overview of the biggest changes and what they mean to you!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
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SQL Server Tables - 11 Questions You Were Too Shy to Ask

There are some aspects of tables in SQL Server that a lot of people get wrong, purely because they seem so obvious that one feels embarrassed about asking questions. Robert Sheldon reckons that no questions about SQL Tables are off-limits, and deserve frank answers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: tables
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SQL Bits - Telford, UK

SQL Bits is only two weeks away! Join us for the free community day on July 19th, there is also a paid-for pre-conference day on July 17, as well as a paid-for special training day on July 18. There are a whole host of great speakers, including Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and David Atkinson (and Brent Ozar, and Benjamin Nevarez, and Karen Lopez...you get the idea). Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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The myth of the ‘shared development model’

Phil Factor fluffs the feathers of the shared sandbox model of development.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: shared development
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