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NonClustered Index Structure

Learn how the clustered index keys affect the non clustered index structure.  Read more...
By Mayank Shukla 2018/06/01 (first published: 2016/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Do We Understand Data?

With the recent issue of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica and GDPR, I ask do we really understand "data"?  Read more...
By Scott Crosby 2018/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 2018 State of DevOps Survey. Don’t just wait for it. Be a part of it.

Redgate is joining forces with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and Google Cloud to support the pursuit of DevOps excellence. The research aim is to better understand the DevOps landscape, and to surface new findings that provide guidance for improvement in resource management, productivity, and quality of technology delivery teams. To have your say and be part of the research, simply take the survey - there are even some great prizes up for grabs!   Read more...
By 2018/06/01 (first published: 2018/05/22) | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Quick Tips For Debugging Large Stored Procedures

SSMS is a good management tool, but it’s not a good development tool. When you’re writing some simple queries, it’s fine. When you’re writing code with lots of branching, dynamic SQL, temp tables, error handling, and so on… Not so much. Here are some tips Erik darling has put together after a couple years of wrangling the Blitz scripts in the First Responder Kit.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/01 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: t-sql
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Solving the Target Principal Name is Incorrect

One small point to note when we receive the below error while connecting SQL server: The target principal name is incorrect. Cannot generate sspi context  Read more...
By Raghavender Chavva 2018/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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An Unlikely Taste for Documentation and Archiving

So, in general, what information (Scripts, configuration information, lists and documents) ought DBAs to retain about the databases and servers they are responsible for?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automating a SQL Server Database Refresh

In this tip we cover the basics of what needs to be done to setup a process to automate refreshing a dev or test environment with a recent database backup.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: refresh
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Using SQL Data Compare to Synchronize Custom Error Messages

In this recent Redgate article Steve Jones provides a useful trick to Synchronize Custom Error Messages using SQL Data Compare  Read more...
By 2018/05/31 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql data compare
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How Far Back?

Today Steve Jones discusses the need to restore older backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using SQL Server Dynamic Online Catalog to Solve Problems: Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 2

In this second level of the Stairway, Phil looks at where we go to find information about objects, using triggers as the example.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/09/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 1: Concepts and Basics

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/05/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: smo
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Free eBook: Defensive Database Programming

Resilient T-SQL code is code that is designed to last, and to be safely reused by others. The goal of defensive database programming, the goal of this book, is to help you to produce resilient T-SQL code that robustly and gracefully handles cases of unintended use, and is resilient to common changes to the database environment.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/05/30 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Redgate | Category: defensive programming
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PowerShell Day-to-Day Admin Tasks – Part 6: Real-Time IT Dashboard

Creating a real-time IT dashboard is essential for IT professionals for managing their environments and to be proactive. A Few months ago, a great tool called ‘PowerShell Universal Dashboard’ or ‘PoshUD’ was officially released. In this article, Nicolas Prigent describes PoshUD, and how to use it to monitor your infrastructure using PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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TRY_CONVERT

An introduction to the TRY_CONVERT function, introduced in SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Matthew McGiffen 2018/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: try_convert()
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Tables Without Clustered Indexes

When databases are being designed and developed, your developers might have overlooked creating clustered indexes on some of your database tables. Having a useful clustered index on your tables will improve the performance of your queries. Here Greg Larsen shows a simple script to identify those tables in your database that don’t have a clustered index.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/29 | Source: Database Journal | Category: clustered index
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No More Downtime

Windows is improving its ability to be patched without downtime.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Configuring R Services in SQL Server 2016

R Services provides in-database analytics in SQL Server 2016. In this article we step through configuring R Services and get you started with in-database analytics.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2018/05/28 (first published: 2016/01/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: revolutionr
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Happy Memorial Day 2018

Happy Memorial Day  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are you GDPR Ready?

With the GDPR in effect, Steve Jones talks about the changes that are taking place for many organizations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Create Azure VMs with PowerShell Part 2

In this article, Robert Cain describes the steps to set up a VM using PowerShell using his PSAzure module.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/28 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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