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SQL in the City: Save the Date

SQL in the City is coming back to London and Seattle in 2014. The London event will take place on October 24 (before Tech Ed Europe) and in Seattle on November 3 (before PASS Summit). Keep an eye on the event website and @redgate for updates.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/21 | Source: SQL in the City | Category: events
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What Is the Hardest Feature to Learn About SQL Server?

SQL Server is a complex product and many of us work with only a small part of the product. However many of us will have exposure to quite a few features inside of the platform. Today Andy Warren asks you if there is some feature that's harder than others.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to XML: Level 2 - The XML Data Type

Robert Sheldon describes SQL Server's XML Data Type, and shows that it is as easy to configure a variable, column, or parameter with the XML data type as configuring one of these objects with any other datatype  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/07/18 (first published: 2012/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Using PowerShell to Manage Windows Azure SQL Databases

Marcin Policht provides a comprehensive overview of Windows PowerShell’s capabilities in regard to managing SQL Databases (or, in general, cloud-resident resources).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/18 | Source: Database Journal | Category: powershell
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Access Disdain

Today Andy Warren looks back at his career with Access and why he doesn't see it as a tool to be avoided.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Convert Rows into Columns

Convert the rows of a SELECT statement into a predetermined number of columns.  Read more...
By M Patrick Dillon 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: rows to columns
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Developing a Custom SSIS Source Component

SSIS was designed to be extensible.Although you can create tasks that will take data from a wide variety of sources, transform the data is a number of ways and write the results a wide choice of destinations, using the components provided, there will always be occasions when you need to customise your own SSIS component.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssis
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Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 3: Principals and Securables

What is a SQL Server principal? And what does it get a permission on? In this stairway level, you’ll learn about the various principals that can be authorized through permissions to perform actions and access securable objects in the SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway
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One Size Does Not Fit All

Today we have a guest editorial from Derik Hammer that reminds us that there isn't one solution that will fit all your solutions.  Read more...
By Derik Hammer 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/16 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: transaction logs
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Automate Registering and Maintaining Servers in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

This tip looks at how to use a control file that lists the structure to use within SSMS and a PowerShell script that will automatically maintain the list of registered servers within SSMS.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/16 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: automation
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SQL Saturday #302 - Albany

SQL Saturday is coming to Albany, NY on July 26, 2014. This is a free full day of training and networking for SQL Server professionals. This event also features a paid-for precon session with Grant Fritchey on query performance tuning. The event is soon so register while space is available.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/16 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: sql saturday
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Implementation of partition switching within SSIS

In the third part of a series on loading a partitioned data warehouse efficiently, we see how SSIS can be used to perform the ETL tasks.  Read more...
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Not Good Enough For Government Work

The complexity of financial trading systems is too much for an amateur approach, as the losses of various Bitcoin exchanges show.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Version Control as a Cloud Service

Robert Sheldon wonders if cloud-based version control still too risky for a service that must be secure, and risk-free?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: source control
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Infect Your Colleagues with the Learning Bug

Many of you are interested in learning more about SQL Server and improving your career. However can you extend that to your colleagues? Can you convince them to become better IT professionals? Andy Warren has some thoughts.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Mining: Part 11 XMLA and the automation

In this lesson we will learn the basis about XMLA and we will execute the command line to create DM objects.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data mining
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Back in the USSRS

After a period of abstinence, Rodney Landrum adjusts to life back in the USSRS.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssrs
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SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS) KeyColumn vs NameColumn vs ValueColumn

What is the difference between the KeyColumn, the NameColumn, and the ValueColumn for a dimension attribute in SQL Server Analysis Services? When should you use each one for a dimension attribute? Check out this tip to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssas
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SQL Monitor Metric: Memory used by ad hoc queries running once

This metric measures the amount of memory used by the total number of ad hoc queries in the plan cache that have only run one time. This value is only accurate for the instant the query is run, and the value can change radically from one capture time to the next.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/14 | Category: sql monitor
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