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Azure SQL Database - Azure AD Authentication

One of the challenges when considering migrating your on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database is its lack of support for Active Directory-integrated authentication. With the advent of Azure SQL Database V12, the authentication capabilities have been expanded, allowing for more flexibility that leverages Azure Active Directory. In this article, Marcin Policht provides an overview of this functionality.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/10 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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Introducing the Set-based Loop

Set-based programming doesn’t mean “no loops” or a single statement. Finding out the best ways to traverse a full hierarchy.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2016/10/07 (first published: 2015/07/27) | Source: | Category: set-based loop
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DBA Support

This Friday Steve Jones talks about your support load. Let us know how many databases you support and what the load is like.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/07 | Source: | Category: editorial
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How to generate T-SQL scripts in SQL Server Management Studio with the collation settings

SQL Server collation is an important setting when creating database objects. One of the best ways to ensure that collation issues do not happen is to ensure that the collation settings are properly specified in the script that generates the database objects - Siddharth Mehta demonstrates how to do this.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/07 | Source: | Category: collation
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Solving FIFO Queues Using Windowed Functions

One common request often seen in T-SQL is working with queues of information. In this piece, J. Drew Allen will show to use windowing functions and the OVER clause to process a FIFO queue.  Read more...
By J. Drew Allen 2016/10/06 | Source: | Category: fifo queues
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A Software Warranty

Steve Jones says that developers should take responsibility for the code they deploy, perhaps with a warranty of sorts inside their company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Taking Pictures from HTML

Sometimes a request from a user who doesn't appreciate the limitations of the technology can jolt you into discovering that an application feature that was, until recently, difficult to achieve is suddenly relatively easy. Dino was asked to allow the user to take photographs and associate them with an item of work. After he'd recovered from the shock, he decided that it was achievable, and now describes how he went on and did it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: .net
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Redgate DLM Demo Webinar

Watch the recording of our latest DLM Demo webinar and learn how to improve your database change management process. See how Redgate DLM plugs into TFS, TFS Build & Octopus Deploy so that you can automate your database changes alongside your application code.  Read more...
By 2016/10/06 | Source: Redgate | Category: video
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Do you have DBA syndrome?

Sometimes DBAs become resistant to change. When they lose focus on their full purpose they may have DBA syndrome.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/10/05 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 9: Views and C# Expressions

Learn how U-SQL views can hide complexity and use C# expressions, providing powerful ways to format and return your data.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/10/05 | Source: | Category: u-sql
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/10/05 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Redgate | Category: concurrency
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Pattern Matching : More Fun When I Was a Kid

Aaron Bertrand runs some tests to challenge an assertion that CHARINDEX is always faster at pattern matching than LEFT and LIKE.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/05 | Source: | Category: charindex
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Audit Survey

Do you have a need to audit your database? Do you have compliance pressures? Redgate would like to build better tools in this area but need your help to understand the pain points. If you think you can help, please fill in their short survey.  Read more...
By 2016/10/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Questioning the Interviewer

Asking questions in an interview is important, but there can be issues. Steve Jones talks a little about how to approach this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/04 | Source: | Category: editorial
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PowerShell Solutions - Working with files

When we administer a SQL Database, we always have to work with files. This new article shows how to handle them using PowerShell.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/10/04 | Source: | Category: copy
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Managing SQL Server Backup and Restore History Information

Greg Larson explains that SQL Server provides a couple of different ways to delete backup and restore history. If you want to remove backup and restore information for all databases based on a date you can use the sp_delete_backuphistory system stored procedure. Or you can use the system stored procedure named sp_delete_database_backuphistory if you want to remove all backup and restore history for a specific database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup and restore
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Constant Data Types

Data types are an important part of how tables and variables work. Did you know that constants have databases too?  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2016/10/03 | Source: | Category: data types
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Predicates With Subqueries

The ALL, SOME and ANY predicates aren't much used in SQL Server, but they are there. You can use the Exists() predicate instead but the logic is more contorted and difficult to read at a glance. Set-oriented predicates can greatly simplify the answering of many real-life business questions, so it is worth getting familiar with them. Joe Celko explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/10/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: predicates
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Coming Attacks

What happens if we can't access the Internet? We should be prepared, at home and work. Steve Jones has a few comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/03 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Intelligence from Data

This week Steve Jones looks at the idea of using AI and machine learning with your data to develop amazing new insight.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/03 | Source: | Category: editorial
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