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Creating Memory-Optimized Table in SQL Server 2014

A quick introduction of how to create memory-optimized tables in SQL Server 2014  Read more...
By Louis Li 2014/07/07 | Source: | Category: memory-optimized table
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DBAs and the Fear Factor

Louis Davidson on why DBAs ought to do one thing, every day, that is scary.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/07/07 | Source: | Category: dba
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Finding Unused SQL Server Stored Procedures With PowerShell

Tim Smith describes a number of ways to tell which Stored Procedures are in use, DMVs, a SQL Server Trace, and his preferred method, the Source Code and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/07 | Source: | Category: powershell
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July 4, 2014

A holiday in the US and Steve is briefly writing something on his sabbatical.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/04 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SSRS In a Flash - Level 1 in the Stairway to Reporting Services

Learn the basics of Reporting Services, what it is, and what it can do from you. From MVP Jessica Moss, we have a new series that can help you get started with this part of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Jessica M. Moss 2014/07/04 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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The "Numbers" or "Tally" Table: What it is and how it replaces a loop.

Many people have used a "Numbers" or "Tally" table without really knowing what it does. This is an introduction as to how a Tally table replaces a loop.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/07/04 (first published: 2008/05/07) | Source: | Category: t-sql
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Granular or Cell Level Encryption in SQL Server

Arshad Ali demonstrates granular level encryption in detail and explains how it differs from Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: encryption
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Do Other Departments Know What You Do?

Do other departments know what you do? One on one discussions is a great way to make sure.  Read more...
By Ian Massi 2014/07/03 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2012

There were many new DMVs added in SQL Server 2012, and some that have changed since SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a brief overview of the biggest changes and what they mean to you!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/03 | Source: | Category: dynamic management view
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SQL Server Tables - 11 Questions You Were Too Shy to Ask

There are some aspects of tables in SQL Server that a lot of people get wrong, purely because they seem so obvious that one feels embarrassed about asking questions. Robert Sheldon reckons that no questions about SQL Tables are off-limits, and deserve frank answers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: tables
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SQL Bits - Telford, UK

SQL Bits is only two weeks away! Join us for the free community day on July 19th, there is also a paid-for pre-conference day on July 17, as well as a paid-for special training day on July 18. There are a whole host of great speakers, including Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and David Atkinson (and Brent Ozar, and Benjamin Nevarez, and Karen get the idea). Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/03 | Source: | Category: events
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The myth of the ‘shared development model’

Phil Factor fluffs the feathers of the shared sandbox model of development.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/02 | Source: | Category: shared development
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Stairway to Biml Level 5 - Biml Language Elements

In the next level of the Stairway to Biml, we breakdown the various elements in a Biml file to help you understand what parts of the files are used to control the package generation.  Read more...
By Reeves Smith, Andy Leonard 2014/07/02 | Source: | Category: biml
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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 2014/07/02 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Database Branching and Merging Strategies

Source control will allow you to maintain branches in the development of your database, but the subsequent merge isn't pain-free. How can the database developer support the rapid development and delivery of features in an application? Versioning, branching and merging is part of the solution, but what about the rest of the solution?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: versioning
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All the People Smarter than Me - Editorial

Today we have a guest editorial from Sarah Wagner that thanks all the people that have helped her become a better DBA.  Read more...
By Sarah Wagner 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Database Permissions

Here is a short How To article on querying for permissions in a SQL Server database  Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: database permissions
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Kill SPID (SQL Spackle)

How to find and kill a runaway or blocking session.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: kill
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Finding SQL Server objects that reference invalid objects

Since many environments haven't committed to using a source control system, identifying mismatched objects can offer a challenge. Tim Smith offers a solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: source control
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The Product Centric Career

How did you fall in into your particular career? Was it because of a product? Andy Warren talks about his career evolution and how often we become trapped by the products we work with.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/06/30 | Source: | Category: editorial
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