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My SQL Server Development Team Maturity Levels

A teams maturity shows in its choice of tools.

I have seen quite a few different development teams in wildly different environments and the single fact that really stands out is that you can tell how good a team is by the tools that they use. It isn't always the…

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Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 24 April 2017

Query Hash Values, Plan Guides and the Query Store

I was eating dinner with Hugo Kornelis and we started talking about query hash values. You know, like everyone does at dinner. As we talked about it, I suddenly thought about both Plan Guides and the Query Store. I wondered what happened to the query hash values in that case?… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 24 April 2017

SSMS Tips: Copy Full Path

When you right click on a tab you’ll see a number of different options. You can set up new horizontal or vertical tab groups, pin tabs, close tabs etc. But in this particular case take a look at these options.

  • Copy Full Path
  • Open Containing Folder

They… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 24 April 2017

Vnext – Its SQL Server 2017

Yes thats true, SQL Server New version will be release this year and call it “SQL Server 2017” where sql can also work on Windows, MacOS and Linux     https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/04/19/sql-server-2017-community-technology-preview-2-0-now-available/ Cooooool.

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Posted in Vinay Thakur on 24 April 2017

The Birthday Problem – with T-SQL and R

When I was on SQLCruise recently – Buck Woody (b|t) made a interesting statement – that in a room of 23 people, there is over a 50% chance that  two or more have the same birthdays. And sure enough, we did end up having more than… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 24 April 2017

Setting the default file type for a new file in VS Code

Just a short post today. When you open a new file in VS Code (Using CTRL + N) it opens by default as a plain text file.

To change the language for the file use CTRL +K, M.

That’s CTRL and K together and then M afterwards separately.

then you… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 24 April 2017

Always Encrypted

By David Postlethwaite

Always Encrypted is new features in SQL Server 2016 and it is also available in Azure SQL Database. Here you can encrypt columns in a table with a master key and a certificate so that they will appear as encrypted strings to those who don’t have the…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 April 2017

Monday Coffee 2017-04-24

Back after a couple of busy weeks, kinda looking forward to getting back into the old work routine (ah, well maybe )

Last week was a big week, I had my first article published on SQLShack.com and there were a couple of small events going on called Docker Con 2017… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 24 April 2017

I Escaped from a SQL Server Service Pack Nightmare

I hope you take backups or have a recovery plan in place before a SQL Server service pack upgrade,  if not you might want to reconsider. Initially I wasn’t going to capture the screen shots during this recovery because my … Continue reading

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Posted in All About SQL on 24 April 2017

Wait Statistics integration inside the Query Store in SQL Server vNext

I remember writing an article about Query specific wait statistics being available inside execution plans in SQL Server 2016 SP1. The way that works is when you view the actual execution plan of a query (through SSMS or the XML) you are able to see the wait information that specific… Read more

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Posted in DotNine SQL Server and more on 23 April 2017

Resumable Online Index Rebuild

I have been fascinated with another new feature of the upcoming SQL Server release and so I decided to blog about it.

The new version of SQL Server (2017) introduces a very exciting feature for the DBA’s – the Resumable Online Index Rebuild.
This feature is targeting the installations that… Read more

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Posted in Niko's blog on 23 April 2017

Why Did Your Availability Group Creation Fail?

Availability Groups are a fantastic way to provide high availability and disaster recovery for your databases, but it isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world to pull off correctly. To do it right there’s a lot of planning and effort that goes into your Availability Group topology. The… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 22 April 2017

Excel BI VC presents Prathy Kamasani–Power BI Dashboards for Excel Users


Thu, Apr 27 2017 20:00 GMT Daylight Time

Power BI Dashboard within an hour for Excel users

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8516045593703848705

Power BI Dashboard within an hour for Excel users

If you are an experienced Excel user or Someone in your organisation mentioned about Power BI and you want to understand…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 22 April 2017

Columnstore Indexes – part 104 (“Batch Mode Adaptive Joins”)

Continuation from the previous 103 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/.

This blog post is a logical continuation of the blog post that I have published in December 2016 – Columnstore Indexes – part 93 (“Batch Mode Adaptive Memory Grant Feedback”), but this time I… Read more

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Posted in Niko's blog on 22 April 2017

DevOps Basics– git Cloning Repos

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

This continues my series on git, because I think it’s good to know what the command line is and how to use it.

Once you have git… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 21 April 2017

2 Great Courses For Databases Professionals - Deal Of the Week

I received  the email from Learning Tree on Wednesday with their weekly offer of courses running in the London Education Center this May. There are 2 Great  Courses For Databases Professionals.  Aside from the SrumMaster course which is priced separately you can get the courses listed for £750 plus…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 21 April 2017

Book Review – The Truthful Art

I’m participating in the #vizBookClub, a great idea by the data visualization community. In short, we read a book about data visualization and we post our thoughts online. A blog post with more detail: Introducing our Data Viz Book Club. The first selected book is The Truthful Art by… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 21 April 2017

Microsoft Data Amp event announcements

Yesterday was the Microsoft Data Amp event where a bunch of very exciting announcements were made:

  • SQL Server vNext CTP 2.0 is now available and the product will be officially called SQL Server 2017:
    • Runs on Linux and Docker
    • Support for Graph queries.  More info
    • Support for R and now…

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Posted in James Serra's Blog on 20 April 2017

What is SQL Server?

I’ve been playing around with YouTube, making some tutorial videos on SQL Server and it’s been a fun process so far. For my first video I decided to start at the beginning – This video looks at what SQL Server is? Basically what comes under the SQL Server umbrella? What…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 20 April 2017

Thoughts about the Microsoft Data Amp Announcements

Microsoft conducted a live event called Microsoft Data Amp to announce a number of key features and releases for SQL Server on premises and data platforms in Azure (such as Azure SQL DB and Azure Data Lake). Some of these include features that I have been waiting to see. Here… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 April 2017

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