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Salesforce: A Very Straightforward Cloud Development Platform

Force.com is an enigma; a Platform-as-a-Service that is designed to appeal to a broad church of developers, to make it quick and easy to write simple cloud-based applications. Robert Sheldon explains, as simply as possible, why this unusual data-centric, and metadata-driven platform is attracting so much interest in the industry.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: salesforce
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DBA of the World

Conference travel enhances our minds with more than just SQL. It exposes us to new cultures, people and possibilities.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating a heat map in Reporting Services

Use custom assemblies to generate a heat map matrix in SQL Server Reporting Services  Read more...
By Andy Owl 2015/01/02 (first published: 2012/08/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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What's Coming True?

Steve Jones looks forward to the new year and asks in this poll what you think will happen.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses

Too often in the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery have been marketed as expensive choices for businesses with deep pockets. The truth is that, with careful planning, there are sensible and economic solutions for small businesses that can maintain business continuity when disaster strikes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: high availability (ha)
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Growing Your SQL Server Skills without Breaking the Bank

Learning more about SQL Server doesn't have to cost a small fortune. If you're willing to invest the time, you can learn.   Read more...
By Mike Hillwig 2015/01/02 (first published: 2013/08/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: learning
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A Beginners Look at Hadoop

Hadoop has been making a lot of noise in the Big Data world. Despite my lack of Linux experience I decided to take the plunge and this is what I found.  Read more...
By David Poole 2015/01/01 (first published: 2013/06/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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Byte Me: Out With the Old

A scheduled task.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/01/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with HDInsight - Part 3 - Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud

In this tip we will look at two different ways of creating an HDInsight Cluster: Creating an HDInsight Cluster through Azure Management Portal, and creating an HDInsight Cluster through Windows Azure PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure
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Stairway to SQL Server Automated Database Testing Level 1: Why You Need TDD

The first article in this Stairway Series makes the case for test-driven development.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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The 2015 Plan

As we look to the new year, Steve Jones wonders what improvements you might be planning for your career.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/12/31 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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SQL Server Data Import System to Alert For Missed Imports

In this tip Tim Smith looks at how to set up a system that allows automatic notification if a process doesn't import new data into SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: import
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Create stunning visualizations with Power View in 20 minutes or less!

Learn about Microsoft’s latest end-user BI reporting tool, Power View, and create animated graphs that impress your boss!  Read more...
By Amir Charania 2014/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: power view
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2014: The Review

Steve Jones looks back at 2014 from a data perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Database Build Automation – The First Step to Continuous Integration

So you're keen to take the first steps to the continuous integration of your database. You have to start by getting your database into source control. You can then begin to automate your build processes in order to generate and test a database. By doing this regularly, you'll be much better prepared for the deployment process because you'll have solved integration issues when they happen, and facilitated the broader testing process.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: automation
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Moving On

Today Steve Jones talks about the inevitable event where someone leaves their job.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2014 Checklist for Performance

A checklist to help optimize the performance of SQL Server   Read more...
By Rudy Panigas 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance
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SQL Server Reporting Services Add Calculated Series to a Graph

In order to analyze the data in a line chart better, we want to add trendlines to the graph, such as a weighted average. Here's how to add a "calculated series" to a line chart easily in SQL Server Reporting Services.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/12/29 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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Beware the Small Things

Minor disasters can become major ones quickly.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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