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Single Quotation Marks in SQL

One of the common problems is dealing with apostrophes in T-SQL. This article examines the challenges of single quotation marks and ends with a short quiz.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/11 (first published: 2013/01/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Mudita: Joy in the success of others

It is only when you start to take genuine pleasure in other people's successes that you experience the true rewards of being in a leadership position.  Read more...
By David Poole 2014/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do You Really Need to Tune Big Data Applications?

Big data applications are here to stay. The promise of this technology is the ability to quickly and easily analyze large amounts of data and derive from that analysis changes to customer-facing systems, hopefully at a reasonable cost. So, do these applications really need tuning?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/11 | Source: Database Journal
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Instant File Initialization

This article describes a way to speed up various file operations performed by SQL Server.  Read more...
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Is It Time To Clear Out Those Quirky Functions?

Phil Factor ponders a cull of some of SQL Server's worst-behaving functions.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: Creating and Applying Standards to Our Work

Although many professions require judgement and skill, they also require the ability to do many repeated standard procedures in a consistent and methodical manner. For DBAs, standardization involves providing and following checklists, notes and instructions so that the results are predictable, correct and easy to maintain.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: standards
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Agile 2014, Florida

Agile Alliance is holding a conference July 28 - August 1 in Orlando, Florida. If you're interested in Agile development, whether your initiative is mature or brand new, enterprise-wide or team-centric, you will find the finest knowledge, resources and people at Agile2014. This conference is for Teams, Developers, Managers and Executives. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/10 | Category: agile
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Paying It Forward

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Galbraith that looks at the ways in which he has helped others in his career.  Read more...
By Andy Galbraith 2014/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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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