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Microsoft just announced a new mechanism for managing your Azure resources, Automation. You can check out the documentation on it here. It’s a mechanism to create runbooks using PowerShell that you can then combine with other runbooks inside a runbook, etc. Let’s check it out. I’m doing everything you… Read more
As of right now, my United account has no flights booked. My Hilton Honors account has no hotel rooms reserved. My National account has no car rentals to pick up.
For now. I suspect things will change soon, but… Read more
Recently Paul Randal had a brief rant on twitter where he complained about the fact that there are no stupid questions. This lead to a discussion on and how experts should and should not react to said questions. I’ve been thinking about what makes up a stupid question and what… Read more
We can create a database simply by typing in the command
create database DB1
We don’t have to provide any other parameters for SSMS to be able to create the database
My Question is from where does SQL get the default values when we create a database without any options?
I wrote a guide about using Git and GitHub for "Windows people".
This is the guide I wish was available when I got started with Git last year.
The guide takes you through everything you need to know to get started with Git and GitHub, and only requires a Windows… Read more
My company, Heraflux Technologies is proud to partner with Yucca Group to sponsor this year’s SQL Saturday Chicago, a free one-day event for SQL Server professionals. The event is being held at DeVry University in Addision, IL, on Saturday, April 26th. For more details and to get registered,… Read more
Cartesian product can be illustrated by a Cartesian square
Most SQL developers are familiar with the concept of CROSS JOIN and Cartesian product. Cartesian product is the result that is produced from a CROSS JOIN.
In Chapter 1 of our book, MDX with SSAS 2012, we’ve devoted a section “Setting a default member of a hierarchy in the MDX script” to show three places where you can set up Default members for hierarchies.
For more information about how to define a default member for… Read more
PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most… Read more
For members of the SQL community in Orlando and Chicago you’ve probably heard that Brook Ranne died on March 29, 2014. Brook was part of our group here in Orlando, someone growing into SQL Server and always ready to volunteer, especially at SQLSaturday Orlando and Tampa where she was almost… Read more
As a some of you may already know, I am now offering SQL Server boot camps with the first one being this July in Washington DC. Over the last couple of weeks since I announced this I’ve had a few questions as to why I am offering a boot camp Read more
Microsoft’s PDW has seen a big boost in visibility and sales over the past year, and part of the reason is due to frequent upgrades to the hardware and software. About every six months there is an appliance update, which is sort of like a service pack, except that in… Read more
I wrote Doing What It Takes To Get The Job Done about a conversation with my nephew working late to finish up some work. The comments so far are interesting and reflect the challenge of phrases like “get the job done” that can all to easily be abused into excuses… Read more
Today I wrote another question based on an error message. I included the error message in the question this time and it’s reasonably helpful, but the question text will, depending on how you read it, point you to the one good answer or convince you the answer must be somewhere… Read more
If you take basic first aid, say a CPR course, you’ll learn a handy mnemonic for the primary assessment you have to make, A-B-C. That breaks down as Airway, Breathing, Circulation. Is there an open airway so they can breathe? Are they breathing? Do they have circulation, a pulse, are… Read more
Since I write at different places – this blog, Intense School and MSSQLTips.com - someone recently asked me if I could provide an overview from time to time to keep track of all the published material. It makes it easier to follow and it’s also a chance for me to… Read more
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You know all the best practices how to choose a Clustered Key value? A good… Read more
Question : How to disable sa user in SQL Server 2000?
Reason : Due to Security requirement of audit, We have to disable sa user for all SQL instances in environment having SQL 2000 \2005\2008 & 2008 R2.
Answer : We can disable sa user from SQL Server 2005 onwards… Read more