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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2012

There were many new DMVs added in SQL Server 2012, and some that have changed since SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a brief overview of the biggest changes and what they mean to you!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/03 | Source: | Category: dynamic management view
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SQL Server Tables - 11 Questions You Were Too Shy to Ask

There are some aspects of tables in SQL Server that a lot of people get wrong, purely because they seem so obvious that one feels embarrassed about asking questions. Robert Sheldon reckons that no questions about SQL Tables are off-limits, and deserve frank answers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: tables
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SQL Bits - Telford, UK

SQL Bits is only two weeks away! Join us for the free community day on July 19th, there is also a paid-for pre-conference day on July 17, as well as a paid-for special training day on July 18. There are a whole host of great speakers, including Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and David Atkinson (and Brent Ozar, and Benjamin Nevarez, and Karen get the idea). Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/03 | Source: | Category: events
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The myth of the ‘shared development model’

Phil Factor fluffs the feathers of the shared sandbox model of development.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/02 | Source: | Category: shared development
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Stairway to Biml Level 5 - Biml Language Elements

In the next level of the Stairway to Biml, we breakdown the various elements in a Biml file to help you understand what parts of the files are used to control the package generation.  Read more...
By Reeves Smith, Andy Leonard 2014/07/02 | Source: | Category: biml
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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 2014/07/02 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Database Branching and Merging Strategies

Source control will allow you to maintain branches in the development of your database, but the subsequent merge isn't pain-free. How can the database developer support the rapid development and delivery of features in an application? Versioning, branching and merging is part of the solution, but what about the rest of the solution?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: versioning
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All the People Smarter than Me - Editorial

Today we have a guest editorial from Sarah Wagner that thanks all the people that have helped her become a better DBA.  Read more...
By Sarah Wagner 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Database Permissions

Here is a short How To article on querying for permissions in a SQL Server database  Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: database permissions
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Kill SPID (SQL Spackle)

How to find and kill a runaway or blocking session.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: kill
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Finding SQL Server objects that reference invalid objects

Since many environments haven't committed to using a source control system, identifying mismatched objects can offer a challenge. Tim Smith offers a solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/01 | Source: | Category: source control
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The Product Centric Career

How did you fall in into your particular career? Was it because of a product? Andy Warren talks about his career evolution and how often we become trapped by the products we work with.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/06/30 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Why Primary Keys can be important on large tables

I inherited a database that was getting large and not performing well. After adding primary keys life got better.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/06/30 | Source: | Category: primary key
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Application Developers don’t own their data

As a data guy, I always smile when application developers refer to ‘their’ data. If only it were that simple.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/06/30 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Experiments with NEO4J: Using a graph database as a SQL Server metadata hub

NEO4J, the graph database, can be used to provide answers that are very tricky for relational databases, including providing diagrams to show how SQL tables relate to each other, and the shortest chain of relationships between two tables, as David Poole demonstrates  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/06/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: graph databases
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Developer Week - Nuremberg, Germany

It's Developer Week in Nuremberg July 14-17. There are a couple of great speakers at this event, like Constantin Small and Sascha Dittmann. Register while space is available   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/06/30 | Category: events
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Lockdown or Let Them Free

Do we take security too far? Are we creating unnecessary rules for those that need to use the resources we support? Steve Jones talks today about security and how we might want to approach it when handling rights for developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/06/27 | Source: | Category: editorial
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The SSIS Data Pump - Level 2 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Learn the basics of data flow in SSIS with the data pump in this second installment of our series designed to teach you about Integration Services.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/06/27 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Running SQL Server Databases in the Amazon Cloud (Part 1)

In this tip, Sadequl Hussain outlines what's involved in rolling out a SQL Server instance in RDS. In subsequent tips, he will explore what features it offers and what shortcomings it has.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/06/27 | Source: | Category: amazon rds
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Unique Indexes Are Code; Non-Unique Indexes Are Data

Unique indexes are the database developer's responsibility. Non-unique indexes can be more easily maintained directly on the production database by an automated process.  Read more...
By Daniel White 2014/06/26 | Source: | Category: indexing
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