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Basit's SQL Server Tips

Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical Author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles, and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University, and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

Archives: December 2012

SQL Server 2012 security: Changes for the newest version

Database infrastructure security is extremely crucial for any organization, which is why Microsoft has invested heavily in SQL Server security features in recent years. Microsoft redesigned the SQL Server database security engine from scratch for SQL Server 2005, and since then, SQL Server security has improved with each update.

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 11 December 2012

Does my SQL Server database use any Edition specific features?

Today, I received a phone call from a friend who is thinking to downgrade the database hosted in SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition to SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition. He made me question whether this type of move is possible and is there any way for him to test the… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 11 December 2012

Database Snapshots – A view of database at a specific point in time

Beginning with SQL Server 2005, Microsoft introduced a new feature called database snaphots, which gives DBAs a way of presenting a consistent view of data at a certain time. So in other words we can say that it is a static, read-only copy of a source database that gives you… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 11 December 2012

Why SQL Server security matters: A case study

Database technologies are an essential component of many information systems because they store a large amount of sensitive corporate data such as customer information and other confidential business data. Because of this, it is not wrong to say that databases such as SQL Server are the most valuable asset for… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 2 December 2012

XML Support and SQL Server

Checkout my article here, in which I discussed the fundamentals of XML technologies.

This article is published on SSWUG.org.


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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 2 December 2012

Planning for ETL solution

Checkout my article here, in which I talked about the basic steps that are requried to plan an successful ETL solution.

This article is published on SSWUG.org.


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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 2 December 2012