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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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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/04/06 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Performance Surprises and Assumptions: STRING_SPLIT

SQL Server 2016 RC0 introduces a new native string splitting function, STRING_SPLIT. In this article, Aaron Bertrand compares its performance to existing methods.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/06 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: string_split
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No Overtime

A new bill adds additional overtime exemptions for database professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A SQL Server Patching Shortcut

This post on SQL Server patching illustrates a quick and simple way of safely extracting SQL Server installation files in advance of patching a SQL Server instance.   Read more...
By Ajmer Dhariwal 2016/04/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server patching
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The 2015/2016 Simple-Talk Awards

Once more Simple-Talk invites its readers to vote on the top nominations for the Simple-Talk Awards. Find out who or what has been nominated for each of this year's nine categories, and cast your vote to decide the winners - voting closes tomorrow!  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: simple-talk
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New – work better with Git using SQL Source Control 5 beta

Join the SQL Source Control 5 beta and get early access to the newest features: source control your database in Git and other version control systems, merge when working with multiple branches, and deploy data-only migration scripts.  Read more...
By 2016/04/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql source control
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SQL Server on Linux

Last month Microsoft not only announced that they’re bringing SQL Server to Linux, but also showed it off in a demo during the Data Driven keynote. Redgate are doing some research to understand what this news means to SQL Server users. So whether you’ve already downloaded the SQL Server on Linux preview, or you hadn’t heard about it until just now, you can help out by completing this short survey.  Read more...
By 2016/04/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Would You Move For a Job?

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren as Steve is on vacation. Would any job be enough for you to uproot your life?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/04/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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