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SQL Server Luxembourg: Wait Watchers

On November 19, 2014, the SQL Server Luxembourg User Group and Dell Software will be hosting a free event. Richard Douglas will be be presenting a double bill: SQL Server 2014 features everyone can use, and Wait watchers - Gain Performance Increases Fast! This event is free to registered attendees.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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Using Comments to Quickly Test CTEs

A quick tip for using a combination of block and line comments to test CTEs   Read more...
By Carl P. Anderson 2014/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: formatting
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An Unlikely Taste for Documentation and Archiving

So, in general, what information (Scripts, configuration information, lists and documents) ought DBAs to retain about the databases and servers they are responsible for?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Acceptance Testing with FitNesse: Database Fixtures, Project Overview

There aren't many frameworks for writing acceptance tests for databases, including SQL Server. FitNesse is an obvious choice since it is designed with a Wiki-style interface that, once it is configured and set up correctly, makes it very easy for a non-specialist to set up individual tests.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: testing
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Pay It Forward

Steve Jones looks at the dilemma of training developers and having them leave, or maybe, just having them stay untrained.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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ETL Performance Auditing - Part 2: Auditing Data Staging Phase

Easy way to setup a comprehensive ETL Performance auditing Solution no matter how complicated your ETL setup.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2014/11/07 (first published: 2012/06/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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The 2014 PASS Summit - Thursday

Steve Jones looks at some of the events from Day 2.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backup and Restore Strategies in SQL Server – Part 2

In this article of the series Arshad Ali discusses different types of restore processes and backup and restore scenarios.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/07 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup / restore
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Is Database Mirroring Causing The Transaction Log To Fill Up

In this article, I describe some steps a DBA can take to check for mirroring on SQL Server, give a status of the mirroring state and some options for resolving any problems with the transaction log that might be caused by Database Mirroring.  Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database mirroring
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The 2014 PASS Summit Report - Day 1

A few highlights from the first full day of the Summit.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free SQL in the City Seminar Washington DC – Dec 5, 2014

SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones will present the Stairway to Continuous Delivery in Washington DC again this December. Learn how to build an efficient development and deployment process for your organization. Register for this free event.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/06 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Stop Relying on Cloud File Stores as a Backup Strategy

There is a growing assumption that Cloud file-storage services represent an ideal way of backing up files. It seems a compelling idea because it is so easy and seems secure. The truth is, as always, more complicated. There is more to any backup strategy than just cloud storage.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: backup
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Stairway to SQL Server Indexes: Level 1, Introduction to Indexes

Indexes are the database objects that enable SQL Server to satisfy each data access request from a client application with the minimum amount of effort, resulting in the maximum performance of individual requests while also reducing the impact of one request upon another. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the following relational database concepts: Table, row, primary key, foreign key  Read more...
By David Durant 2014/11/05 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Chilling Memories

Your definition of treat may vary.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2014/11/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/05 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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SQL Server Database Development Career Questions

Tim Smith covers some starting points for people interested in becoming a SQL Server database developer or interested in SQL Server database development.  Read more...
By 2014/11/05 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: career
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SSRS - Report for Stored Procedure with Parameters

You receive a request from an analyst for a report to be built from a procedure they wrote. It will require parameters based on values currently in the database and ones that allow free-typing. This article will provide a basic walk-through on handling this type of request.  Read more...
By Shawn Melton 2014/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Getting Data Into and Out of PowerShell Objects

You can execute PowerShell code that creates the data of an object, but there is no cmdlet to generate the 'object notation' code from an existing PowerShell object; until now, that is. Phil Factor also produces a ConvertTo-YAML function and explains how they both work, with illustrative code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Summit 2014

The PASS Summit is this week in Seattle, and Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Fundamental Security Mistake

Steve Jones thinks Microsoft is making a fundamental security mistake in the way they build features for the various editions of SQL Server. Read today's editorial and see if you agree.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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