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Building the SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 24

We’re at 180 registered so far and we haven’t published the schedule yet! So far so good. We’re on track to have the schedule live at 60 days out, maybe a little bit sooner. For those not attending you don’t get to see our marketing messages, so I’m including screenshots… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 July 2014

SQL Server Agent job steps vs SSIS

When doing ETL, you have the choice of using T-SQL or SSIS (see When to use T-SQL or SSIS for ETL).  If you decide T-SQL is the way to go and you just want to execute a bunch of T-SQL statements (individually or within a stored procedure), it’s… Read more

1 comments, 37 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 22 July 2014

Keep it simple.... you know.

Twice a week I am asked "why don't you add new cool feature to ExpressProfiler?"
The answer is as simple as ExpressProfiler itself - you should always keep things as simple as you can.

Should be balance.
On one hand you have nothing that requires nothing and does nothing -…

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Posted in SQL Code Guard on 22 July 2014

SQLBits recap

(Be sure to checkout the FREE SQLpassion Performance Tuning Training Plan – you get a weekly email packed with all the essential knowledge you need to know about performance tuning on SQL Server.)

Wow, what an intensive last week! Last week I attended the SQLBits conference in Telford/UK – in… Read more

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Posted in Klaus Aschenbrenner on 22 July 2014

SSRS report subscription: Fire Event from SSIS package

My previous two posts about SSRS reports being deployed to a SharePoint site along with their subscription didn't stop me from exploring the whole things of SSRS reports subscriptions; regardless of their deployment environment either native or SharePoint mode.

After exploring different aspects of the subject (Subscriptions and Delivery

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Posted in Data Adventures on 22 July 2014

Make an SSIS package Delay or Wait for Data

Packages can be scheduled to run at a time when you expect data to be in a database. Instead of guessing the time when the data will be in the database we can have the package look for data in a SQL table. When the table has data then the…

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Posted in Mike Davis SQL on 21 July 2014

Tampa Code Camp Revivial

If you were to look around Florida at the various cities technology based User Groups, and their accompanying local conferences you will see some of the best in the land.  Orlando started SQL Saturday since 2007 with Tampa following closely thereafter.  South Florida has hosted Code Camp for 10 years… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 21 July 2014

Rename SharePoint Central Administration Database

SharePoint uses a series of SQL Server databases to save configuration information, security setups and all the user data that has been created. The Central Administration site is no different and has its own content database that is created when running the SharePoint configuration wizard. Unfortunately, unlike when creating service… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 21 July 2014

Powershell Tips–Showwindow

Looking for help is a pain in Powershell. I type something like

help get-process

execute this and I’m scrolling up and down. Things scroll off the screen and I have to muddle through, meanwhile, my code is at the bottom of the window.

Even when things stop at the end… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 21 July 2014

July 2014 – SQL Server Monthly Maintenance Checklist

It’s been a few months since I’ve updated my SQL Server monthly maintenance checklist.  Even though it hasn’t been updated, hopefully people have been continuing to look at their environments and performing the needed monthly maintenance activities.

Doing this is important because if you don’t know where you… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 21 July 2014

Null Values in SQL Server

Walk & Talk #001 – Unknown or Null Values

Ride with us in this video as we head to Richmond, Virginia to present to their user group.

This is the first official Walk & Talk, but you’ll notice we’re not exactly walking along.

Through this video we talk about and… Read more

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 21 July 2014

Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #93

It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” (so exciting), follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).  And see these throughout the day as I tweet out links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 21 July 2014

Victims of Success

I took part in the PASS Summit 2014 selection committee this year because I was really curious about seeing how the sausage gets made. I’ve seen how actual sausage gets made and I still eat sausage.  Despite a few hiccups and communication issues, internal and external, I think the selection… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 21 July 2014

Steps to install Service Pack for SQL Server 2005 – Multiple Instances

Steps to install Service Pack for SQL Server 2005 on multiple instances in one go :-

Step 1 : First page of Service pack setup. Informatory details only.

Step 2 : Confirm EULA (End User License Agreement) to move ahead.

Step 3 : Select instance & features you want to… Read more

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Posted in MSSQLFUN on 21 July 2014

Add them to ALL the roles!

I seem to get a lot of permissions questions these days and one of the more frequent ones goes along these lines “I still don’t have the right permissions on database xyq.” So of course the first thing I do is use my handy dandy sp_dbpermissions stored procedure to check… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 21 July 2014

Speaker Buddy System

SirSQL made a rather stirring post recently. He talked about a speaker buddy system to help out new speakers in our community that are trying to make the jump to a SQL Saturday or any larger event. I think it's a fantastic idea. He brought on a story of a…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 21 July 2014

PASS Data Arch VC presents SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey - How to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline

Please come join the Data Architecture VC this Wednesday to get info from MVP Grant about Database Deployment something all DBAs should be doing to work with developers.

Grant Fritchey – Microsoft MVP

July 23, 2014 Noon CST

How to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline.

The pace of business accelerates…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 21 July 2014

Display All SQL DateTime Conversions

If you want a quick way to determine which format, or style, to specify when converting a datetime value in SQL to a character data type, you can use this simple PowerShell script. Or you can look at the MSDN page.

0..200 | %{
    Invoke-

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Posted in Eric Humphrey on 18 July 2014

SQLSaturday Orlando–A Message From Last Year Revisited

I was doing some work on the marketing for SQLSaturday Orlando and looked back at the messages we sent last year, and in one those messages I found this under the heading of “Invite a Friend”:

“New to SQL Server? Not new, but never been to one of these events…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 18 July 2014

SSC Editorial: What Is the Hardest Feature to Learn About SQL Server?

I wrote What Is the Hardest Feature to Learn About SQL Server? not really knowing what answer to expect. So far no one topic has risen to the top of the list in the discussion. What about you, have you found some part of SQL really hard to learn?

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2 comments, 145 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 18 July 2014

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