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Simple Row Level Security for SQL Server 2016

Have you ever had a need to place some simple row level security on a SQL Server table? Well now you can do that in SQL Server 2016 by using row level security.  Read more...
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Using SQL Server and R Services for analyzing DBA Tasks

Article shows how R Services can help database administrators with their daily work   Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2017/02/07 | Source: | Category: r language
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Determining What Happens When You Force an Execution Plan via the Query Store

When you force a query plan via the Query Store, you will need to track what happens: Sometimes the request to force a plan will fail, and you will want to know when and why. There are several ways of getting feedback, ranging from the built-in reports to using extended events. Enrico explains the details.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: query store
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Would You Still Love Linux If Windows Was Free?

A guest editorial today looks at the OS debate: Windows v Linux.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/02/07 | Source: | Category: editorial
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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Create and Connect to an Azure SQL Database

Demonstration on how to create and connect to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database with Microsoft Management Studio (SSMS) and Powershell  Read more...
By Thomas Liddle 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: azsure sql database
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Estimated Number of Rows to be Read

Rob Farley uses this month's T-SQL Tuesday to show off the results of one of his Connect items : Estimated Number of Rows to be Read.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: rows
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Close Encounters of the CEIP Kind

Microsoft's Customer Experience Improvement Program for SQL Server: once easy to avoid, now hard to ignore, but Rodney Landrum sees an upside.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Performance of the SQL MERGE vs. INSERT/UPDATE

The SQL MERGE statement offers convenience, safety and elegance, but how does it perform compared to other methods?  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2017/02/03 (first published: 2013/10/28) | Source: | Category: merge
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Your Favorite Feature that Needs Work

This week Steve Jones asks what parts of SQL Server would you improve and why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/03 | Source: | Category: editorial
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PowerShell Invoke-SQLCmd outputs DataTables you can INSERT into SQL Server

Aaron Nelson explains how you can take an existing SQL query, run it against a SQL Server and then take the results and save them to a different SQL Server without using Linked Servers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/03 | Source: | Category: powershell
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Is your SQL Server remote?

If the answer is yes, this survey is for you. Redgate is looking at building solutions to the issues associated with remote SQL Servers. They want to know your pain points, and whether there's anything they can do to assist. If you think you could help the team out, please fill in their survey.  Read more...
By 2017/02/03 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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The Great and Powerful Internet of Things

A look at the good, and bad, of the IoT world along with the potential future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/02 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Preferred Node Policy-Setting on Traditional SQL Cluster

Preferred node setting facilitates instances on traditional cluster to be on the correct nodes which will lead to load-balancing of the resources.  Read more...
By SQL ADMIN 79 2017/02/02 | Source: | Category: clustering
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Using A Block Predicate to Restrict Row Updates and Inserts

If you are using row level security in SQL Server 2016 you might find users are updating or inserting rows of data that keep them from seeing the row after they have performed the update or insert statement. If you want to prevent this from occurring, you can use a blocking predicate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/02 | Source: Database Journal
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Byte Me: Avoiding Detection

By Bob Lang 2017/02/01 | Source: | Category: byte me
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 3: The Database Class

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2017/02/01 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Introducing Minion CheckDB by MinionWare

Minion CheckDB completes the MinionWare maintenance and backups suite in style. Each solution is plug-and-play for the busy DBA, and deeply configurable for those shops with in-depth needs.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/02/01 | Source: | Category: minionware
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Planning for Successful Data Management

It is the data, in particular, that sets Database Lifecycle Management apart from the mainstream of application delivery. Data entities, and the way that organisations understand and deal with them, have their own lifespan. If we neglect the management of data, we risk disaster for the organisations that use it. If we take data management seriously, databases become a lot easier.  Read more...
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A Wide Variation in Skill

We all have different levels of skills, and it's not always because we don't try. Sometimes it's a question of timing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/31 | Source: | Category: editorial
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