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Installing R packages in SQL Server R Services

This article shows four ways you can use when installing missing R packages for Microsoft R Services.  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2016/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r package
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The Quiet Zone

Noise is vibration, and that can affect your systems, as Steve Jones notes today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Masking Your Data with SQL Server 2016

There are times when you want some users to see part of a column value but not the whole thing, but you want other users to see the complete column value without any masking. The new SQL Server 2016 Dynamic Data Masking feature will allow you to define these different kinds of masking rules - Greg Larson explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/29 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2016
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New Redgate SQL Compare 12 has landed!

SQL Compare 12 has landed with a brand new user interface, support for SQL Server 2016, and a wealth of fixes and improvements. Check out this blog post from Redgate's Carly Meichen to hear more about what’s new, why the team have built it, and how. Read now.  Read more...
By 2016/09/29 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 3: Exploring Indexes

This level of the Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata focuses on indexes and all the information you can gather about them.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/09/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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What is the Future of Monitoring?

Monitoring your systems is critical to ensuring security and stability. Steve Jones shares a few thoughts on where monitoring might go with more computer assistance in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/09/28 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Redgate | Category: troubleshooting
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Faster DBCC CHECKDB with SQL Server 2016

DBCC CHECKDB is a built-in SQL Server command that allows you to check database integrity and consistency in one simple command, but running it on large databases can be a nightmare. In this article, Ahmad Yaseen explains how you can enhance the command to run faster in SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: dbcc checkdb
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PowerShell Solutions - Several tips for daily tasks

In this tip, we will talk about PowerShell and SQL Server Log and Data Files.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: datafile
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PowerShell Desired State Configuration: DSC Resources

Desired State Configuration (DSC) allows you to automate the way that you manage configuration data for software services as well as the environment in which these services run. DSC uses a set of built-in and custom 'resources' as the building blocks for a configuration. If you have specific requirements you may need to create the relevant resource to make the configuration happen. Nicolas Prigent provides a practical guide to DSC resources.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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DevOps at Microsoft

Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they develop software, in a very public way, as Steve Jones notes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Black Boxes

The world of machine learning and artificial intelligence are growing. Steve Jones notes this means we need to decide if we can trust the black boxes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bones of SQL – Grouping By User-Defined Calendar Periods

Although it is common to group by periods such as Week, Month, or Quarter, sometimes alternative periods are needed. This simple technique lets you split a year into periods with any number of days.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: date manipulation
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Don't tell the boss

Why would I want the boss to be able to see so easily every little bad thing that happens on my servers? Grant Fritchey offers a few reasons...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Expanding the uses of DBCC CLONEDATABASE

Erin Stellato goes into detail about some practical use cases for a new DBCC command in SQL Server 2014 SP2 : DBCC CLONEDATABASE.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: dbcc clonedatabase
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 5: Turning Data On Its Side Using PIVOT Operator

The PIVOT operator was added to the Transact-SQL language in SQL Server 2005. It allows you to turn your row data on its side, so it can be presented as column data. This is useful when you want take unique column values and have them displayed as column headings, where the column headings are associated with summarized values displayed below each column heading. In this article I will be exploring how to use the PIVOT operator.   Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2016/09/23 (first published: 2015/05/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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What Helps You Learn?

This Friday Steve Jones looks to find out what things help people learn and build skills more readily.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Querying Multiple MySQL Tables

It’s been said that one of the drawbacks to normalization to the third form (3NF) is more cumbersome data extraction due to the greater number of tables. These require careful linking via JOIN clauses. Improper table joining can easily result in erroneous results or even in the dreaded Cartesian Product. In today’s article, Rob Gravelle explores how table joins are achieved in MySQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/23 | Source: Database Journal | Category: mysql
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Audit and Compliance Survey

Redgate are trying to understand the broad problem of auditing and compliance from a database perspective. Though it's a wide-ranging topic, they're particularly interested in better understanding pain points in the area. Additional to the survey, they're also offering a $30 Amazon voucher for anyone who would be willing to participate in a short phone call.  Read more...
By 2016/09/23 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Capture the Flag

A competition among software bots may foretell a vision of the future for software developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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