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Backing up your SQL Server to Amazon's Cloud in Three Easy Steps

John Grover explains how to set up Amazon S3 storage, install and configure the Amazon PowerShell module, and set up a Maintenance plan using SQL native backups and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/09 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: s3
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Installing tSQLt

Get started testing your database code with the tSQLt framework.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
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Two Days Off

Verizon is taking their cloud service offline for maintenance for two days. Steve Jones doesn't think that sounds good.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Archiving Hierarchical, Deleted Transaction Using XML

When you delete a business transaction from the database, there are times when you might want to keep a record of the data for posterity. In this article, Dwain Camps looks at a tidy means of doing just that.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: xml
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 8: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX COUNT() and COUNTX() Functions

As a part of his “Function / Iterator Pairs” mini-series, Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX COUNT() and COUNTX() functions, discussing similarities and differences. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in generating counts to meet differing needs within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2015/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Test Your Situation

One of the important things is to be able to recover your environment. That doesn't mean you need to know everything about SQL Server and potential disasters, but you should know their affect on your situation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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 2015/01/07 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Importance of Statistics and How It Works in SQL Server – Part 1

SQL Server Query Optimizer uses statistical information to estimate the cardinality in a query result. This enables the SQL Server Query Optimizer to create a high-quality query execution plan. Read on to learn how to use statistics and why it’s needed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/07 | Source: Database Journal | Category: query optimizer
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Scrubbing Personally Identifiable Information

Managing personally identifiable information when moving databases to unsecure environment can be challenging. With this flexible and extendable solution for scrubbing it, you can save yourself some time and effort.  Read more...
By Daniel Brown 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: restore
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Recovering from Bad Deployments

When you deploy software, what do you do if things don't go well? Steve Jones talks about a few options you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Add a linear trendline to a graph in SQL Server Reporting Services

In this article, Koen Verbeeck illustrates how to add a linear trendline to a graph in SSRS, similar to the way it would appear if done Excel.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/06 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssrs
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Identity Columns Near Limit

If your application relies on identity columns, this metric is a useful measure of the number of identity columns that are near to the limit per database. You can then avoid logical problems in your application and SQL Server errors.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/06 | Category: sql monitor
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Adding an Article Without a Full Snapshot

Have you got transactional replication in your SQL environment? Do you need to add a new table to your publication, but can't afford the time necessary to create a full new snapshot? Here is a step-by-step guide. Thankfully, adding a single table is easier than I thought.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Staying Successful

What helps people be successful in a company? Perhaps a little analytic work can help employers determine this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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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