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Announcing Minion Enterprise: the new SQL Server Management Solution

A company with more than one SQL Server instance has no built-in way to gather and report on maintenance, backup, and configuration...  Read more...
By Jen McCown 2015/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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April Blogger Challenge 3 – Filtered Indexes

The April Blogger Challenge is from Ed Leighton-Dick and aimed at new bloggers, but anyone is welcome. I’m trying to...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Excel Tip #25: Overlaying Charts

As I mentioned in my original post, Exploring Excel 2013 as Microsoft’s BI Client, I will be posting tips regularly...  Read more...
By DataOnWheels 2015/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Utilizing the power of table parameters to reduce IO, improve performance, decrease pollution, and achieve world peace...

I was dealing with a challenging dynamic sql procedure that allowed a .NET app to pass in a list of...  Read more...
By g00p3 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Excel BI Tip #26: Using a Data Spreadsheet or Tab

As I mentioned in my original post, Exploring Excel 2013 as Microsoft’s BI Client, I will be posting tips regularly...  Read more...
By DataOnWheels 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Elite VMware SQL Server Workshop Wrapup

This past week I had the pleasure of being part of the second SQL Server virtualization workshop held by VMware....  Read more...
By kleegeek 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Spinach and Database Development- SQLSatExeter Keynote

Last weekend, we held our SQL Saturday event in Exeter. It was a brilliant event for many reasons but we...  Read more...
By Rob Sewell 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Azure SQL Database Elastic Scale Part 2 - The Shard Map Manager Database

Azure SQL Database Elastic Scale Part 2 - The Shard Map Manager DatabaseMAY 1, 2015 In my last post, I discussed some...  Read more...
By Paul Hebhardt 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Know About .MDF and .NDF In SQL Server

In SQL Server Records (Data) and log information is not stored in one file. There are three types of individual...  Read more...
By zorastalin 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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On Software and OS Lifecycle Management

An Important Rule:  If you’re trying to convince someone to your viewpoint, insulting them generally doesn’t work. If it does anything,...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Using the SSIS Object Variable as a Data Flow Source

Object variables in SSIS are incredibly versatile, allowing the storage of almost any type of data (even .NET objects). In...  Read more...
By Tim Mitchell 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Altering a column to add NOT NULL

I had to do this recently and needed to look up the syntax as I couldn’t remember it. I don’t...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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They Can Do What? – SHUTDOWN

Reading Time: 1 minutesMany times the DBA is faced with the dilemma of granting excessive access to an application or...  Read more...
By WaterOx 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Running Powershell scripts remotely.

I’ve only recently started to play with Powershell (PoSH) but even I’ve begun to discover what a huge number of...  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Better Together: Reduced Run Time and I/O

The run-time metric gets all the love, and for good reason.  It’s easily witnessed by end users and the one...  Read more...
By Adam Kreul 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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DataZen Dashboards Update

I’ve spend a good three days on and off working with the new “Microsoft” DataZen dashboard tool and I think...  Read more...
By pturley 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Outlier Detection with SQL Server, part 6.2: Finding Outliers Visually with Reporting Services Box Plots

 By Steve Bolton …………Throughout this series of amateur mistutorials in using SQL Server to identify outliers, we have repeatedly seen that...  Read more...
By SQLServerSteve 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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MySQL TinyInt treated as Boolean

When working with a MySQL database as a source you may experience some unexpected results in your data extracts. Most of the...  Read more...
By Jose Chinchilla aka sqljoe 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Excel in T-SQL Part 1 – HARMEAN, GEOMEAN and FREQUENCY

Today’s blog will be the first in a multi-part series on replicating Excel functions in T-SQL, starting with HARMEAN, GEOMEAN...  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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