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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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Archives: October 2012

Preparing for Certification

One of my goals back when I was a young MCSE (that's Microsoft Certified System Engineer for NT4, not the new certs) was to one day be certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. I realize that being an MCT is like being a Ph.D. There are some super sharp ones and there… Read more

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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 22 October 2012

MS12-070 - Should I patch more than Reporting Services?

If you're dealing with a version of SQL Server greater than SQL Server 2000, at this point I'm going to say yes. The reason I say yes is looking at the files that are updated. For instance:

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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 11 October 2012

Slides and Scripts from Idera Auditing SQL Server presentation

I had a few folks ask me for the slides and SQL scripts from the Auditing SQL Server webinar I gave for Idera. You can find them together in this .zip file:



Thanks for those who attended. If you weren't able to make the webinar, it's archived here: Read more

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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 10 October 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-070 for SSRS

Today is black Tuesday for October 2012. One security bulletin is specifically for a component of the SQL Server stack: SQL Server Reporting Services. Here's the write-up from Microsoft:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-070

This affects from SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services through SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, all supported versions.… Read more

Kathi Kellenberger speaking at Midlands PASS

On October 17th, Midlands PASS will welcome Kathi Kellenberger to speak on T-SQL 2012. Here's what her talk will be on:

You have heard all about AlwaysOn, BI Semantic Model, and Power View. Did you know that SQL Server 2012 has a host of new T-SQL features? Attend this session… Read more

Webcast on SQL Server Auditing on October 9th

Idera will be re-broadcasting that I recorded earlier in the year on meeting audits with SQL Server. It's scheduled for October 9th at 10 AM PT/12 PM CT/1 PM ET. I'll be on afterwards for a live Q and A session. If you didn't get a chance to see it… Read more