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TEMPDB Enhancements in SQL Server 2016

TEMPDB Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 - By default enforced to follow best practices.  Read more...
By Dharmendra Keshari 2016/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tempdb
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/04/13 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Redgate | Category: hardware
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Build a POC

One way to tackle a new technology is with a proof of concept.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Changes to a Writable Partition May Fail Unexpectedly

Paul White shows how an update may fail when a partition has some data on a read-only filegroup, and explains several workarounds.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/13 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: partitioning
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Splitting Strings in SQL Server 2016

Comparison of the new methods of splitting strings in SQL Server 2016 to the tried and true methods  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2016/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: string_split
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A Welcoming Conference

It's almost time for SQLBits, Steve's favorite conference.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to fix SQL Server deadlocks with monitoring

Learn about deadlocks and how you might better troubleshoot the issues involved.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql monitor
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The 2015/2016 Simple-Talk Awards: Winners Announced

The 2015/16 Simple-Talk Awards have concluded, the votes have been counted and recounted, and the winners have now been announced.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: simple-talk
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NonClustered Index Structure

Learn how the clustered index keys affect the non clustered index structure.  Read more...
By Mayank Shukla 2016/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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The Data Dewey Decimal System

Steve Jones looks at the idea of cataloging our data sets in order to make it easier for  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with Temporal Table in SQL Server 2016 – Part 1

With the new temporal table feature, SQL Server 2016 internally manages two tables: a base table, which contains the latest data all the time, and a history table, which contains a history of all of the changes. Arshad Ali looks at the new feature, how it works, and how to either create a new table with this feature or enable it for an existing table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/11 | Source: Database Journal | Category: temporal tables
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Hunting in Packs

Waterfall is the practice most destructive to developer productivity? Nonsense, according to Phil Factor. Lack of basic team coordination skills comes much higher in the list.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding Special Characters within Character Strings

Special Characters can lead to many problems. Identifying and reporting on them can save a lot of headache down the road.  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2016/04/08 (first published: 2014/08/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: special characters
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How Much Can You Learn?

This Friday Steve Jones wonders about the upper limits for what you may learn in a year.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Comeback of Migrations-Based Deployments

With database deployments, not all script-based processes are equal. Some use change scripts in a free-and-easy way, and some, which are normally called ‘migrations-based approaches’, have more discipline around them. In this article, Redgate Product Manager Elizabeth Ayer covers ‘migrations’, and shows some of the benefits that have come with new tooling which is specifically designed to assist the change script processes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: migrations-based
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Naming Is Hard

Naming objects and variables in software can create contention in a team. While there are good conventions and standards, ultimately a team just needs to agree on something.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using Code Snippets in SSMS

Snippets will allow you to code faster by inserting chunks of code with few key strokes.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2016/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssms
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Exploring SQL Server 2016 Dynamic Data Masking – Part Two - Masking and Exporting Data in Existing Tables

Dynamic Data Masking allows you to obscure your confidential data column values at the database engine level for both new and existing SQL Server data. Being able to alter the definition of an existing column to add a masking rule makes it very simple to obscure your existing column values without even changing your application code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/07 | Source: Database Journal | Category: dynamic data masking
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Byte Me: Spy Where?

By Bob Lang 2016/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 3: The Configured Data Masks

Continuing with his look at Dynamic Data Masking, Steve Jones looks at the masking patterns available besides the default mask.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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