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Download SSMS, SSDT or SSDT-BI

It is a constant source of frustration for some people that it is hard to download SSDT or SSDT-BI or you download the wrong thing.

This is an example of some frustration:

Anyway, this is now sorted as there is a single page to download SSMS or SSDT:

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Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 30 June 2015

Leadership Training Possibility

I know a few people in the SQL Server community who have been involved in Scouting. A couple of them have taken or helped lead Scoutings leadership training program known as Wood Badge. It’s an amazing program. I won’t even attempt to tell you what Wood Badge has done… Read more

21 comments, 59 reads

Posted in The Scary DBA on 30 June 2015

Integrating Other Data Mining Tools with SQL Server, Part 2.1: The Minuscule Hassles of Minitab

By Steve Bolton

…………It may be called Minitab, but SQL Server users can derive maximum benefits from the Windows version of this professional data mining and statistics tool – provided that they use it for tasks that SQL Server doesn’t do natively. This was one the caveats I also… Read more

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Posted in Multidimensional Mayhem on 30 June 2015

Download SSMS 2015 as a standalone download.... finally!

I'm excited to see the future of Sql server management studio with release of SQL Management Studio 2015 Preview.

Two of the points made on the website look very promising:

New SSMS Installer - SSMS can now be installed with a light weight stand-alone web installer.

SSMS Updates -…

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Posted in SQL Barbarian on 30 June 2015

I’m Speaking at PASS Summit 2015

It’s this time of the year again, when PASS announces the speakers in the biggest SQL Server event in the world – PASS Summit. Like many others, I submitted my abstracts a few months ago and waited with anticipation for the results.

And I’m so proud and excited to say… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 29 June 2015

SQL Server Radio – Virtualization and Independent Consulting

I recently recorded a podcast with the SQL Server Radio group and discussed virtualization, high availability, and independent consulting topics. I had a lot of fun!

We talked about:

  • What’s important to know when virtualizing SQL Server
  • How to properly size your VM
  • What metrics to monitor when virtualizing
  • When…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 June 2015

Sneak Preview – Podcast 010 - WaterOx Consulting

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Let’s Play A Game! So, just to tickle your fancy, here is...

The post Sneak Preview – Podcast 010 appeared first on WaterOx Consulting.

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 29 June 2015

SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 has been released

Microsoft is all about rapid release cycles nowadays. We already experienced this with Power BI, where monthly new features and improvements have been added.
Now SQL Server appears to get the same treatment: SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 has just been released. There is nothing groundbreaking in this release… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 29 June 2015

I’m on WOxPod! Podcast

A few weeks ago, while at SQL Saturday Philadelphia, Chris Bell, SQL Server MVP and co-leader of PASS DC user group graciously sat me down and talked. We talked about me; who I’m, what I do, and what I like. You can listen to the podcast here.… Read more

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Posted in Sam Vanga on 29 June 2015

Zero to Speaker pt 2

A few months ago I wrote a post about the fact that I had actually submitted a session to PASS Summit. Well as I’m sure you are aware the selected sessions have been announced. They were officially announced Friday but I actually received my result email on Thursday evening.… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 29 June 2015

My first SQL 2016 bug

A little while back SQL Server 2016 CTP2 was announced and I have spent some time playing with it (read: spent hours creating a VM because there were hundreds of Windows updates).
It seems I have already found a very small bug while creating a new database:

Apparently they forgot… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 29 June 2015

Understanding, Planning and Configuring Distributed Cache Service || Part 1

Hi All,

Major expectation raised by user for SharePoint other then Search ,is to have Good User Experience and Faster in it operation.

In Order to improve SharePoint User experience, Microsoft added a new feature called Distributed Cache service, it cache frequently requested information and made it available quickly to… Read more

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Posted in AshishSharePointBlog on 29 June 2015

Columnstore Indexes – part 57 (“Segment Alignment Maintenance”)

Continuation from the previous 56 parts, the whole series can be found at In this post I want to focus on a very important aspect of Columnstore Indexes maintenance – Segment Alignment. I have extensively blogged and presented on…

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Posted in Niko's blog on 28 June 2015

Speaking at PASS Summit 2015

I will reveal no big secret that on the night when email notifications of PASS Summit selection are sent, I can’t get a real sleep, no matter how hard I try. PASS Summit is the biggest and the most important…

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Posted in Niko's blog on 28 June 2015

Getting Started with Azure DocumentDB Programming

In my previous post in the series, I provided a short explanation on how to register your very first Azure DocumentDB account and play around in the Azure Portal.

If you haven’t read it yet, please read it first here:

In this post, I’ll help you get started with… Read more

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Posted in Eitan Blumin on 28 June 2015

Congrats Summit 2015 Speakers

The PASS Summit 2015 Speaker list has been released and I wanted to congratulate everyone that was accepted. It’s a great honor and I’m proud to be on the list once again.

I also apologize to everyone that submitted and wasn’t accepted. I hadn’t planned on submitted, but part of… Read more

1 comments, 128 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 June 2015

#SQLVacation Finale in the Music City – Nashville, TN


All good things must come to an end and, after logging almost 1400 miles on the road, the #SQLVacation road trip returns to its home city – Nashville, TN, the “Music City”. Eight SQL Server users groups, eight matching blog posts, two hundred t-shirts, and many hundreds of… Read more

1 comments, 86 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 26 June 2015

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precon Training – Columbus OH

I have an exciting training session announcement! On Friday, July 10th, I will be presenting a full-day training class ahead of the SQL Saturday event in Columbus, OH entitled “SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins“.  (DBAs are very welcomed too!)

Abstract:  This full-day course is an introduction… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 June 2015

009 – Sam Vanga - WaterOx Consulting

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A Friend (or Redgate) You Want To Have! In WOxPod!, episode #...

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 26 June 2015

The Whole Pie

Today should be such an exciting day, the day the speakers are announced for the 2015 PASS Summit. But as someone who has been involved with the process for the last 6 Summits, it’s a day that I usually turn my Twitter feed off because there’s always those one or… Read more

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Posted in SQL Swimmer on 26 June 2015

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