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Server Roles and Azure Active Directory in an Azure SQL Database

This video explains the built in server roles in an Azure SQL Server and demonstrates how to give a login a server roles and how to give an Azure Active Directory user permissions to an Azure SQL database.




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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 November 2017

An Introduction to Azure SQL Databases

This David's SQL Server Saturday talk titled an introduction to Azure SQL Databases


It does pretty much what is says on the tin. it gives an Introduction to Cloud Computing and Azure SQL Databases

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0 comments, 1,611 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 November 2017

Monitoring and Alerts with Azure SQl Database

Continuing with the Azure SQL Database theme, in this short video David demonstrates how to setup alerts for an Azure SQL database and build a dashboard to monitor the metrics of your Azure SQL database




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0 comments, 908 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 November 2017

SOS - Save Our Souls or SQL Operations Manager

On Wednesday Microsoft Announced the release in preview of SQL Operations Studio (SOS)... What is that I hear you cry! Well I asked myself the same question and did some digging.



SQL Operations Studio a client tool for working with SQL Server... It was announced at the PASS summit last…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 17 November 2017

Creating a Linked Server to an Azure SQL Database

Why would you create a Linked Server to an Azure SQL Database?


If you work in a hybrid environment with some databases stored on your on premises SQL Server instances and you also have deployed some databases to Azure SQL Database, maybe you have archived a bunch of data up…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 15 November 2017

Connecting to an Azure SQL Databases

Connecting to an Azure SQL Databases is pretty simple and straight forward,as long as you know what you need in order to safely and securly establish a connection.

In this short introductory video david shows you what you need to do,such as

  • Setting firewall rules 
  • Finding the connection string needed…

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1 comments, 169 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 November 2017

Configuring Azure Data Sync

In this video David demonstrates how to configure Azure Data Sync 2.0 to synchronise an Azure SQL database with an "On premises" SQL server.

As the name suggests the Azure Data Sync tool allows you to synchronise data between Azure SQL databases and other databases both on Premises and in…

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1 comments, 1,023 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 1 November 2017

Ebook: Putting Your Head in the Cloud: An Introduction to Cloud Computing and Azure SQL Database

David is delivering his Microsoft Azure for the SQL DBA talk this weekend in SQL Saturday Denmark. Go and see him if you attending the event - you can find his session in the schedule

David has updated his eBook Putting Your Head in the Cloud: An Introduction to…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 October 2017

Kerberos Explained - Taming the Beast: Kerberos for the SQL Server DBA

David has a talk that he delivers at SQL Saturdays, all about Kerberos authentication.  What it is, how it works and the impact it can have on databases administrators if things sometime go awry with what is needed for it function correctly.

The talk  is called  “Taming the Beast: Kerberos…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 September 2017

New in SQL Server 2017: Graph Databases

David has recorded and published a video of his presentation on SQL Server Graph Database. In his video which you can watch below, David provides an excellent introduction into SQL Server 2017 Graph Databases. In his presentation he looks at Tennis results at tournaments for  his favourite player "The Fed"…

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

SQL Server Express v SQL Server Developer Edition

SQL Server Express v  SQL Server Developer Edition


Over the weekend I received the following in an email from Ali Ahmad who asked me some questions about learning SQL Server. We exchanged a couple of emails so I have boiled this down to the most salient points.

Question:


Goal: I…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 1 August 2017

Video Tutorial: Creating a SQL Server Databases

In this Video tutorial we will look at creating a SQL Server database using both Management Studio and TSQL. We’ll also discuss some of the database options you can set when creating a database. We will look at creating database objects such as tables, indexes and stored procedures in a…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 31 July 2017

SQL Server Management Studio: Video Tutorial


SQL Server Management Studio is the all in one tool for developers and DBAs alike to work with SQL Server. In this short tutorial we look at how you can download install and connect to a SQL Server instance and have a quick look at object explorer and some of…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 25 July 2017

Installing SQL Server: Video Tutorial

In this video I talk you through installing SQL Server 2017 RC1 on Windows Server 2016 virtual machine. It’s a nice simple process.


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

Building Always On Availability Groups - Part 1

Introduction

By David Postlethwaite

Ensuring that your databases can survive a major outage such as a server failure and can continue to work is an important task of being a DBA.
Database Mirroring was introduced in SQL 2005 and was quite straight forward to setup.
Mirroring only allowed for one…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 3 July 2017

Dynamic Data Masking

By David Postlethwaite


Introduction


Dynamic data masking is a really useful new tool in SQL Server 2016. Keeping data safe is one of the most important tasks that a company has; this goes further than just making sure that users can only see their own data and hackers can’t get…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 May 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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1 comments, 2,261 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 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

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

Gethyn Ellis:My SQL Server You Tube Channel

Its been an interesting weekend at gethynellis.com I have been attempting to put together a SQL Server YouTubechannel. I’m planning on put lots of tutorials and how to videos on there. David P already has his own, where he records his SQL Saturday talks. Mine will be a little…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 10 April 2017

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