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Archives: April 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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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

UK Contracting: Brexit, Dividend Tax and IR35 Having a Huge Impact

At the end of March I wrote a couple of posts discussing the state of IT industry. It looked at how government changes to dividend tax and possibly the Brexit vote last year seemed to have an impact on small business creation in the UK in the period running from…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 April 2017