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Storing a variable with a SELECT, and why it didn't work.

Using SELECT to store values into variables is an important technique, but you need to know some of the gotchas as well.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2018/04/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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A New New Microsoft

Microsoft reorganizes their divisions again.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to Back Up SQL Server to Azure Blob Storage

When you’re planning for disaster recovery, offsite backups in the cloud are an attractive option. SQL Server Management Studio makes it easy to back up to the cloud inside the GUI, and you can learn how in just 90 seconds.  Read more...
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Beyond Formatting: Improving SQL Code using SQL Prompt Actions

This article shows how to use the SQL Prompt actions that you can apply as part of the Format SQL command. These actions are designed to help improve the overall quality of your SQL code, in various subtle but meaningful ways, such as qualifying object names, standardizing the use of aliases, adding semicolons to the end of statements, and removing unnecessary square brackets around object names.  Read more...
By 2018/04/02 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Exam 70-462: Using Azure for the Practice Setup

A step-by-step guide to creating a practice setup for the 70-462 exam using Azure virtual machines.  Read more...
By Nathan Bell 2018/03/30 (first published: 2015/08/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: certification
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SQL Server Authenticated Users, why are we still using them?

AD Authentication in SQL Server has been around for a long time, so why do we still use SQL Authentication?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Troubleshooting Parameter Sniffing Issues the Right Way: Part 1

Tara Kizer explains that many of you are troubleshooting Parameter Sniffing issues the wrong way in production. In this three-part series, she will show you how to troubleshoot it the right way.  Read more...
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When to use the SELECT…INTO statement

SELECT…INTO is a good way of making a table-source temporarily persistent as part of a process, if you don’t care about constraints, indexes or special columns.  Read more...
By 2018/03/30 | Source: Redgate | Category: t-sql
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Scripting All Objects from SSMS in to a VCS

A short tutorial on scripting objects in SSMS.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: management studio (ssms)
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Driving up database coding standards using SQL Prompt

This article will demonstrate how a team can use SQL Prompt to establish and share coding standards, through code analysis rules, formatting styles and code snippets.  Read more...
By 2018/03/29 | Source: Redgate | Category: coding standards
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dbatools is Growing Up

The dbatools project is rapidly expanding.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Graph Databases – Part 1: Introduction

SQL Server 2017 now includes a new feature to represent complex relationships in data called Graph Databases. Robert Sheldon introduces Graph Databases in the first article of this new series.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/03/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server graph database
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The Nightmare Letter

The GDPR may bring nightmare letters like the one linked to from the editorial.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 21: Exporting Data with Azure Data Factory

Learn how you can move data from your Data Lake to Azure SQL Database with Azure Data Factory.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2018/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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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 Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/03/28 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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How does GDPR impact your SQL Server Recovery Plans

With GDPR on the imminent horizon, there are many things that Data Platform engineers need to consider with regards to the rights of data subjects. Primary among these is understanding the impact of requests to be forgotten and updates to a person's data when it comes to restoring databases. If you have data that is within the scope of the GDPR then here are some thoughts on extra processes for your DR planning.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/03/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: gdpr
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SQL Server 2016 Availability Group - Automatic Seeding with SSMS 17.x

In SQL Server 2016 the availability group automatic seeding functionality is implemented. This article will detail the steps to use of SSMS with automatic seeding and its limitations.  Read more...
By PremKumar Raju 2018/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: availability group (ag)
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How to Send a TDE Encrypted Backup to Someone Outside Your Organization

Once you enable your database to be encrypted with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), the physical database files, and the database backups are encrypted. If your database and database backup are encrypted, then how can you send the encrypted backup to a person outside your organization?  Read more...
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Small Changes and Big Impacts

Using new features and changing code can cause problems in your environment. Always test to be sure that the impact is acceptable.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2017 for Linux first impression

Microsoft has released a version of SQL Server 2017 for Linux.  Read more...
By Evgeny Garaev 2018/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2017
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