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Meredith Ryan Chosen as the Exceptional DBA of 2012

Congratulations to Meredith Ryan for being chosen the Exceptional DBA of 2012.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: exceptional dba
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SQLskills training goes online worldwide (and free in September!)

SQLskills is recording their knowledge in conjunction with Pluralsight for you to view from the time and place of your choosing. And it's free in September. Read more to find out how you can get access.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/10 (first published: 2012/09/05) | Source: SQLskills | Category: training
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Fun with Outer Joins

Learn how an outer join works and how you can use it in your applications to find the results you need when matching data isn't in all your tables.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/01/17 (first published: 2012/09/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Gail Shaw's SQL Server Howlers

For the latest in our series of SQL Server Howlers, we asked Gail Shaw which common SQL Server mistakes and misunderstandings lead to tearful DBAs and plaintive cries for help on the forums.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: simple-talk series
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SQL Saturday #155 - Lima

SQL Saturday is exploding in South America, and Lima hosts it's event on Sept 22, 2012. Come join fellow data professionals and learn about SQL Server.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/10 (first published: 2012/08/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Red Gate Software announces speaker line up for US SQL in the City tour

SQL in the City is a free, full day training and networking event for database professionals. After the success of last year’s event, Red Gate has expanded the event to cover six cities from sea to shining sea, including: New York, Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/14 (first published: 2012/08/21) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
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Key Word Searches

This article from Todd Fifield shows a Way to avoid the dreaded LIKE operator in your queries and dramatically speed up keyword searches.  Read more...
By Todd Fifield 2012/09/07 (first published: 2011/02/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: string manipulation
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Practical PowerShell for SQL Server Developers and DBAs – Part 2

Having shown just how useful PowerShell can be for DBAs in executing queries, Michael Sorens now takes us through navigating SQL Server space and finding meta-information - valuable information for anyone looking to be more productive in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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SQL Saturday #157 - San Diego

Southern California isn't all beach time. SQL Saturday comes to San Diego on Sept 15, 2012. Join fellow SQL Server pros for a day of learning.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/07 (first published: 2012/08/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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SQL Saturday #162 - Cambridge, UK

Come to Cambridge in the UK for a free day of training on SQL Server. Steve won't be there, but plenty of other Red Gate'ers will be.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/06 (first published: 2012/08/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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SQL in the City - San Francisco 2012

The city by the bay welcomes Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey and more for a day of debate, discussion and learning about SQL Server. It's free. Just register and join us.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/19 (first published: 2012/08/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql in the city
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How to Find Outdated Statistics in SQL Server 2008

How can I find out which statistics are outdated in my SQL Server database?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/06 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: statistics
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How to save results of a procedure with more than one result set

Sometimes a procedure returns more than 1 result set. The article describes how to save all result sets into new database tables  Read more...
By Pavel Sinkevich 2012/09/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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SQL in the City - Austin 2012

A free day of training in Austin, TX with Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones and a few others. Join us to learn about SQL Server and how you can more efficiently work in your job every day.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/18 (first published: 2012/08/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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Stairway to T-SQL DML Level 9: Adding Records to a table using INSERT Statement

Not all applications are limited to only retrieving data from a database. Your application might need to insert, update or delete data as well. In this article, I will be discussing various ways to insert data into a table using an INSERT statement.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2012/09/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Upgrading SSIS Custom Components for SQL Server 2012

Having finally got around to upgrading my custom components to SQL Server 2012, I thought I’d share some notes on the process. One of the goals was minimal duplication, so the same code files are used to build the 2008 and 2012 components, I just have a separate project file.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/05 | Source: sqlis.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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SQL in the City - New York 2012

Come join Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones and others for a free day of training in New York City on Sept 28, 2012.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/17 (first published: 2012/08/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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SQL Server Data Type Precedence

I am executing a simple query/stored procedure from my application against a large table and it's taking a long time to execute. The column I'm using in my WHERE clause is indexed and it's very selective. The search column is not wrapped in a function so that's not the issue. What could be going wrong?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/04 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: data types
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Combining AlwaysOn Groups With Failover Cluster Instances

This article discusses failover cluster instances and AlwaysOn groups  Read more...
By Perry Whittle 2012/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: fci
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SQL Saturday #170 - Munich, Germany

Free SQL Server training comes to Germany. Join fellow SQL Server pros in Munich on Sept 15, 2012.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/04 (first published: 2012/08/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Cleaning Up SQL Server Deployment Scripts

Although, generally speaking, source control is the truth, a database doesn't quite conform to the ideal because the target schema can, for valid reasons, contain other conflicting truths that can't easily be captured in source control. Dave Ballantyne explains the problems and suggests a solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: deployment
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 8: How to Automate Traces with SSIS

Level 8 of this stairway series looks at the automation of your tracing using Integration Services.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2012/09/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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SQL Saturday #156 - Providence, RI

Come visit Rhode Island and meet fellow SQL Server professionals from all over New England as SQL Saturday comes on Sept 15, 2012.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/03 (first published: 2012/08/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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SQL Saturday #154 | St.Louis, MO

Sept 15th, 2012 at the CAIT Campus of Washington University in St.Louis - 5 Jackson Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 SQL Saturday #154 is the very first SQL Saturday event in the St.Louis area. It is a free one day event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. We are planning on a 4 track event with 200 attendees. We currently have several sessions aligned towards Database Administration, Application Development, Business Intelligence and professional Development Tracks. We also have several sessions focused on SQL Server 2012! Please visit our event website for more details and free registration.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/03 (first published: 2012/09/03) | Source: PASS | Category: sql saturday
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