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Chris Bell (MCITP) has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 20 years and using SQL Server for over 18 of those years. He is currently the Owner and Lead consultant for WaterOx Consulting, a Maryland based company focused on helping clients, that can’t afford or justify a full time data team, get the most from their SQL Server environments. For more information please visit WateroxConsulting.com.

Archives: January 2015

When Do You Ask for Help?

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Being on the edge of a cliff is a common feeling when running a small business

Stepping Back

I am taking this moment to step back to try to process a few things myself in this post to hopefully gain some clarity.

These are my ramblings… Read more

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 30 January 2015

DoD STIGs – Database Security Requirements Guide

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What are the Database SRG DoD Stigs?

The Database Security Requirements Guide, or SRG, is published as a tool to help you improve the security of your information systems.

They were originally intended for use with the Department of Defense Information Systems, but actually contain some… Read more

5 comments, 2,115 reads

Posted in WaterOx SQL on 27 January 2015

Friends of Redgate 2015

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It’s official, I am in Friends Of Redgate for 2015!

Ok, the last few months have been an absolute whirlwind of activity for me. Back in October I was recognized by Microsoft by joining the ranks of the SQL MVPs out there, and now Redgate has… Read more

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 27 January 2015

Identify Primary Keys That Are Not Identity Columns

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Primary Keys help keep your database in balance

Continuing the thoughts of knowing what is going on in your database let’s talk a little bit about primary keys.

Primary Keys

A primary key is one that uniquely identifies a given row in a given table. They… Read more

1 comments, 841 reads

Posted in WaterOx SQL on 13 January 2015