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More Azure SQL Database Enhancements – Meet RLS (cloud first debut)


Well, it was only a few  days ago that I blogged about some major Azure SQL Database enhancements. Primarily, in that post,I was referring to new features that were made available in the new V12 preview portal, specifically for moving “On Prem” database to Azure SQL… Read more

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Posted in measure twice, cut once. on 30 January 2015

Trapping Online Index Operations

Recently I wrote an article about Capturing Online Index Operations.  In that article, I discussed a problem that I had encountered.  Well, there were multiple problems.  One was an issue with a vendor app that had some hidden module that was performing online index defrags that was causing corruption… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 January 2015

Minion Reindex 1.1 Release (and re-release)

We released Minion Reindex version 1.1 last week. The changes are fairly small: Made sure Minion Reindex handles all nonstandard naming (e.g., object names with spaces or special characters). Added support for Availability Group replicas. (Basic AG support has been added by only permitting Minion Reindex to run on an…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 29 January 2015

Changing File Associations in Windows 8

A quick post, and a good reminder of something that can be a pain. I had to do a quick search for the solution, and wanted to write about it in the hopes it will help me remember the issue.

Opening the wrong program

I was working with some XML… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 January 2015

Installing multiple default instances on a single server

As you probably know, SQL Server allows only one default instance per server. The reason is not actually something special to SQL Server, but it has to do with the way TCP/IP endpoints work.

In fact, a SQL Server default instance is nothing special compared to a named instance: it… Read more

2 comments, 47 reads

Posted in SpaghettiDBA on 29 January 2015

Exam Prep 70-463: Data Flow Transformations  

This post is part of a series on this blog that will help me, and hopefully you, pass exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  So far, we’ve covered:

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 29 January 2015

Difference of Index Partition and Creating Service application in partitioned Mode

Hi All, 

I am sharing the response and question which I received on my mail based on past post : “Configure search topology in scale out mode in SharePoint 2013”  .

What I received is “If we are using index partition and replica, then why we are not creating Search…

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Posted in AshishSharePointBlog on 29 January 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #62 - Wrap Up!

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday #62, the first of 2015, hosted by yours truly, (invitation to Healthy SQL here), asked that you all blog about your T-SQL Resolution, and describe what it is that you will do this year to make sure your SQL Servers are healthy provide… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 29 January 2015

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how to create a…

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4 comments, 76 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 January 2015

Out of Space

I’ve used placeholders to ensure I don’t run out of space on my machines. That’s worked well, and usually I can delete a placeholder when I have an emergency, and then clean up the drive.

However I got a low warning today when trying to do an iOS upgrade.

I’d… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 January 2015

Oh Look, A Horseless Carriage

Never forget, we’re making buggy whips. And everybody we know drives little buggies and they need our buggy whips. We’ve got a special talent, a unique knowledge set, and it’s fulfilling a defined need. So we’re all set, right?

Well, other than that Stanley Steamer over there. And maybe that… Read more

2 comments, 72 reads

Posted in The Scary DBA on 28 January 2015

A quick email interview of Pass President Thomas LaRock

Back in December I had the thought that it would be fun to do an email interview with someone. As I thought about it Thomas LaRock (b/t) sounded like a good choice since he has been working in the community for quite a while and is… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 28 January 2015

SQL Saturday 360 in Israel

I had the pleasure to speak at SQL Saturday 360 in Israel. It was such a great event! We had two tracks, one for SQL Server and one for BI. There were more than 160 people who enjoyed free training, great food, networking and fun. There was even a beer… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 28 January 2015

New Power BI Preview and Pricing

Some exciting announcements were made today about the new Power BI cloud-based business analytics service.  Today Power BI is an add-on service for Office 365 that requires an enterprise-level license – about $50 per user per month.  Data transformation queries, data models and dashboard visualizations are all created using add-in…

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 28 January 2015

Azure Enhancements – Time to take a look (and read the ebook.)


Recently I’ve become quite interested in the latest incarnation of Azure SQL Database.

For those that are unaware of some of the latest developments of this product, there was a new preview portal opened up towards the end of 2014.

This latest offering – know as version… Read more

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Posted in measure twice, cut once. on 27 January 2015

Excel BI Tip #18: Using CUBE Functions to Break Out of Pivot Tables

As I mentioned in my original post, Exploring Excel 2013 as Microsoft’s BI Client, I will be posting tips regularly about using Excel 2013 and later.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 27 January 2015

Friends Of Red Gate 2015

I’m excited that I’ve been asked to be back involved for another year in the Friends of Red Gate program. This program allows influential community members, community bloggers,  MVP’s and intuitive minds an inside track on helping with pre-existing and existing utilities that Red Gate has in their arsenal.

I… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 27 January 2015

Friends of Redgate 2015

It’s official, I am in Friends Of Redgate for 2015!

Ok, the last few months have been an absolute whirlwind of activity for me. Back in October I was recognized by Microsoft by joining the ranks of the SQL MVPs out there, and now Redgate has added me to the… Read more

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 27 January 2015

SQL #58–Where are my own templates in SQL Server Management Studio 2012

The secrete SQLFile.sql

We are all so used to clicking on the New Query icon (or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N). We know it will open a new query window in SSMS, an empty query window that is, but many of us never knew that something else was designed to happen… Read more

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Posted in Sherry Li's BI Corner on 27 January 2015

T-SQL – Find Number of Rows of Database(s) tables Using Undocumented Procedure – sp_MSforeachdb and sp_MSforeachtable

On Technet forum, Op was looking for a way to get table cardinality for all databases in an instance.  There are many ways to get the result. This post gives you an idea and SQL in which undocumented SP’s being called  “sp_MSforeachdb and sp_MSforeachtable”.

The above undocumented SP’s  iterate through… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 26 January 2015

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