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The Push to Upgrade from SQL Server 2005

There's a push to upgrade those SQL Server 2005 instances with support ending this April.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Improving Performance for Some LIKE “%string%” Searches (SQL Spackle)

If you've ever wondered if you can do better than an INDEX SCAN when you do a LIKE "%string%" search, read on...  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2016/02/12 (first published: 2014/04/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql like search
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SQL Server System Views: The Basics

When maintaining or refactoring an unfamiliar database, you'll need a fast way to uncover all sorts of facts about the database, its tables, columns keys and indexes. SQL Server's plethora of system catalog views, INFORMATION_SCHEMA views, and dynamic management views contain all the metadata you need, but it isn't always obvious which views are best to use for which sort of information. Many of us could do with a simple explanation, and who better to provide one than Rob Sheldon?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: system views
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Moved to the Cloud?

Are you thinking about the cloud yet? Redgate is conducting some research into cloud adoption to better understand both the drivers and the blockers. Whether or not you’ve taken the plunge yet, they would love to hear from you. Participate in the survey and be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card worth $100.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: azure
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Reasonable Timeframes

Steve Jones talks about the timeframes for updating and fixing security problems in applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSIS: Case sensitivity may expose issues with change deployment

Because SSIS is case sensitive, random VS_NEEDSNEWMETADATA errors on case-insensitive databases may indicate issues in your database change management & deployment process.  Read more...
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SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Block and Filter Predicates Example

Rajendra Gupta takes a look at the additional enhancements made to Row Level Security in SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and explores the new features with examples.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/11 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Redgate Cloud Research

Are you thinking about the cloud yet? Redgate is conducting some research into cloud adoption to better understand both the drivers and the blockers. Whether or not you’ve taken the plunge yet, they would love to hear from you. Participate in the survey and be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card worth $100.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/11 | Source: Redgate | Category: azure
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Byte Me: Literal Thinking

By Bob Lang 2016/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Foreign Key Indexes and Binding

Understand what FK's do and how they use indexes. Then use my script to see if they're using good indexes.  Read more...
By Steve Hood 2016/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys
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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 2016/02/10 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: replication
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Cloud Adoption Survey

Are you thinking about the cloud yet? Redgate is conducting some research into cloud adoption to better understand both the drivers and the blockers. Whether or not you’ve taken the plunge yet, they would love to hear from you. Participate in the survey and be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card worth $100.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/10 | Source: Redgate | Category: azure
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The Digital Woes of Public Records

Public records have been open in the past, but today's digital access might mean problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Enabling TDE on Databases in an AlwaysOn Scenario

Enabling Transparent Data Encryption on Databases in Always On Scenario  Read more...
By Sanjiv Doshetty 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: alwayson
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The SQL Server 2016 Query Store: Accessing Query Store Information Using DMVs

The SQL Server 2016 Query Store provides several new ways of troubleshooting queries, studying their plans, exploring their context settings, and checking their performance metrics. In using the Query Store to ensure that performance is as good as possible, it isn't long before it becomes important to be familiar with the DMVs that are associated with the query store, and using them in custom queries.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server 2016
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Thinking About the Cloud?

Are you thinking about the cloud yet? Redgate is conducting some research into cloud adoption to better understand both the drivers and the blockers. Whether or not you’ve taken the plunge yet, they would love to hear from you. Participate in the survey and be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card worth $100.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/09 | Source: Redgate | Category: cloud
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Culture and Performance

Culture is important at our workplace. Steve Jones notes this can be important when trying to get the most performance from your employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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tSQLt and the INSERT EXEC Problem

A proposed solution to the INSERT EXEC problem in tSQLt  Read more...
By Charles Silbergleith 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ms sql
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Exploration of SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted – Part 3

In this third article of the exploring SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted series, Greg Larsen looks at the differences between an Always Encrypted column that uses an encryption type of Deterministic and those that use encryption type of Randomized.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2016
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SQL, and Ye Shall Find

Phil Factor reflects on how hard it really is to develop a really effective database that meets the SQL Standards, and how as a result we are only beginning to realize fully the vision of relational orthogonality in databases.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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