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Formatted ASCII Results from a SELECT

Generate aligned output from SELECT statement for code comments using a simple stored procedure.  Read more...
By bevan ward 2018/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsql
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The GDPR Sky is Falling

GDPR is coming and many are concerned. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Critical SQL Server Patches for Meltdown and Spectre

Everyone needs to learn about these hardware bugs and apply patches as soon as possible.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/18 (first published: 2018/01/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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Introducing sp_BlitzLock: For Troubleshooting SQL Server Deadlocks

Erik Darling's new easy script lists out deadlocks, apps, queries, and the users involved.   Read more...
By 2018/01/18 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: deadlocks
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Finding code smells using SQL Prompt: old-style join syntax

SQL Prompt implements a static code analysis rule which will check code automatically for occurrences of non-ANSI standard JOIN syntax - here's how it works.  Read more...
By 2018/01/18 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Stairway to MDX - Level 5: Members, and an Introduction to the MDX Members Functions

Bill explains what is meant by a 'Member' and 'Member function' in MDX. A member is an item in a dimension that include the 'measures' which are the values of the attributes that belong to a dimension. 'Measures' are themselves members of a dimension called the “measures” dimension. MDX has a set of functions, known as member functions, each of which allow us to perform operations upon any member of a dimension   Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2018/01/17 (first published: 2011/09/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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It's Not Yours

We may talk about our databases, but hopefully most of us know we don't own the data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/01/17 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Introduction to Agile with SQL Server

Working with SQL Server in Agile software development can be difficult. Ben Brumm provides an overview of Agile, specifically Scrum, and what to expect when SQL Server, or really any SQL platform, is involved.  Read more...
By 2018/01/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: agile
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Disk Encryption and The Impact to DBAs

As security threats proliferate, the need for encryption will continue to rise. We who are the Guardians of the Data must be ready to make SQL Server respond and to manage the performance issues that are inherent in every data encryption solution.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2018/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: encryption
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Customize Software or Process

The build v buy decision isn't the final one. We also need to decide if we'll use software as is or customize it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Step by Step Guide to Migrate SQL Server Data to SQL Server 2017

This step by step approach explains how to assess your SQL Server migration using DMA. Learn how to understand the behavior of your existing version and what changes need to be made to migrate to a newer version of SQL Server.  Read more...
By 2018/01/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server 2017
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NEW – Create, protect and manage non-production databases with SQL Provision

Redgate's newest offering helps address data privacy and protection concerns by creating copies of SQL Server databases that mask all sensitive data. SQL Provision serves as a gateway between production and non-production environments, to ensure the safe distribution of database copies from one central location, without blocking the team’s development and release processes.  Read more...
By 2018/01/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Install Visual Studio 2015 in Server without Internet Connection

Install Visual Studio 2015 in Windows Server without Internet Connection  Read more...
By Vishnu Gupthan 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: visual studio
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SQL Server Machine Learning Services – Part 2: Python Data Frames

SQL Server Machine Learning Services provides the ability to run Python scripts directly against data in SQL Server. To do so, you must understand how to work with the data frame object. Robert Sheldon explains how to get started using the data frame object, how to pass data from SQL Server to it, and how to manipulate it with Python and pandas commands.  Read more...
By 2018/01/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: machine learning services (mls)
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Do you have or make professional goals?

Goals can be important so we don't fall into complacency.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to automatically provision sanitized data using SQL Clone, Data Masker, and PowerShell

This article describes a strategy, using data masking, cloned databases, and PowerShell, which will allow you to sanitize data before it is copied or moved, for example from a production environment into testing or development environments.  Read more...
By 2018/01/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Data-driven Prototypes

Phil Factor on a tale of how dodgy mock data derailed an otherwise-convincing prototype.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Binary Files Import and Export

Importing binary files is always a challenge in SQL Server. New Author Sergey Benner brings us a technique using bulk loading that has worked well for him.  Read more...
By Sergey Benner 2018/01/12 (first published: 2008/08/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bcp
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Disable or Drop

When you need to debug or troubleshoot, Steve Jones wants you to disable, not drop, objects.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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