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The Panjandrum Conundrum

With progress thwarted by a committee of panjandrums, will T-SQL forever remain in the doldrums? So wonders Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/07/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backup Preparations

This week Steve asks you to make sure you practice your restore skills periodically.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Forgotten Editorial

Phil Factor reflects on the occasional benefits of document loss, whether accidental or less so.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Need for DRE

We need to become engineers instead of administrators.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Value of Surveys

Phil Factor on the perils of trying to squeeze good insights out of bad surveys.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Rate of Change of Data

Phil Factor argues that the database should be the primary source not only of the current data values, but also of the volatility of the data, its rate of change. Surely, then, it makes sense for the database to control the caching strategy.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security and Patching Struggles

This week Steve looks at the WannaCry attacks and server security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cracking the SQL Code

Checking for coding style and reviewing code is so much easier when using techniques and tools to help, as long as the tools are your slave, and not your master.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/05/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Power BI Pivot

This week Steve looks at the Power BI announcement of a new server product.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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It's all about Customer Service

Grant Fritchey on the lessons all DBAs can learn from the recent Public Relations disaster for United Airlines.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2017/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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More Power in Your BI

This week Steve looks at all the information and learning available for Power BI.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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By Design

Just because something works, is it prudent to implement a solution knowing there is a chance this design flaw will be stricken from future revs of SQL Server? It depends.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2017/04/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ideal Agile Database

The ideal Agile database needs to be secure, recoverable, transactional, resilient, and versatile enough to allow easy migration paths when you need to delegate tasks elsewhere, for scalability. Sounds like a relational database to Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/04/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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I'm "working from home"

Phil Factor argues that The serious problems with working from home come not from poor productivity, but when office-based team members seem to prefer to ignore the fact that the remote workers exist.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Details are in the Small Print

Phil Factor on the rewards of learning the zen-like skill of writing, reading and understanding IT documentation.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creative IT Learning

If a successful IT career is just as much about tenacity, interest and retention as it is about brainpower, then how does one go about continuous learning?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/03/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Secure Medical Data Challenge

This week Steve looks at the challenges of security for medical data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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