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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Tester and Other Festive Arrangements

A Christmas poem and a contest from Simple Talk.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: contests
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Can a Table Really Have a Clustered Index?

A table doesn't so much "have" a clustered index as a table "is" a clustered index.  Read more...
By Hakim Ali 2012/12/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bookmark lookup
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Making the Case for a SQL Server Platform Refresh

With the release of Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, and the new generation of Sandy Bridge Xeon processors, your organization is likely to get many tangible benefits from upgrading your current database infrastructure with a complete platform refresh.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: platform refresh
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Some tips for working with big data models

The main goal of this article is to present some tips to help professionals that need to work with complex, big, and hard to understand database models that anyone may came across some day.  Read more...
By MauroPichiliani 2012/12/21 (first published: 2011/03/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: model
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Setting up a Data Science Laboratory

There is no better way of understanding new data processing, retrieval, analysis or visualising techniques than actually trying things out. In order to do this, it is best to use a server that acts as data science lab, with all the basic tools and sample data in place. Buck Woody discusses his system, and the configuration he chose.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data science
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PASS Data Architecture VC presents James Serra on Introduction to Master Data Services

On Thursday August 20th 12PM noon Central, James Serra will discuss how companies can consolidate their enterprise data with the new feature of SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/20 (first published: 2012/12/18) | Source: PASS | Category: pass virtual chapters
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Eleven Challenges in Unifying Reference Data

Unifying the reference data across an enterprise can be a bigger job than expected. This article describes one approach to doing so.  Read more...
By David Poole 2012/12/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reference data
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SQL Server 2012 Cluster with TempDB on Local Disk

With the introduction of SQL Server 2012 Microsoft officially supports local disk TempDB in SQL Server cluster configurations. This tip will show you how to configure TempDB on a local disk when installing your SQL Server 2012 cluster.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/20 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: tempdb
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How do you develop software?

We’d like to learn more about software development at your company. Complete our 5 minute survey and get a chance at winning a $50 Amazon gift certificate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/19 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
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SSRS In a Flash - Level 1 in the Stairway to Reporting Services

Learn the basics of Reporting Services, what it is, and what it can do from you. From MVP Jessica Moss, we have a new series that can help you get started with this part of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Jessica M. Moss 2014/07/04 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Report Builder 3.0: Adding Matrices to Your Reports

It is easy to create a basic matrix in Report Builder. However, it takes some practice in order to format and dispay the matrix exactly how you want it. There are a large number of options available to enhance the matrix and Robert Sheldon provides enough information to get you the point where you can experiment easily.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: report builder
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MDX Guide for SQL Folks: Part II - Hierarchies and Functions

Learn everything about MDX by drawing only on your SQL knowledge.   Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2012/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: mdx
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Checking SQL Server Services Owner

Not only is the DBA responsible for the running status of the Services, they are responsible that the Service is running with a proper owner.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/18 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: service owner
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Win a Collection of SQL and .NET Books. And a Bookshelf

After winning a number of awards for our software, Red Gate is giving away books to 300 people as a celebration.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/18 (first published: 2012/12/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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QlikView for Beginners - An Introduction to QlikView

A brief introduction to getting started with QlikView.  Read more...
By Mark O'Donovan 2012/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: qlikview
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Parent Package Variable Configuration and Logging

In SSIS, when we use 'parent package variable configuration' the order of event execution is quite different than the normal execution order. In this article we will see what the impact on execution order when we use 'parent package variable configuration'.  Read more...
By Ajit Ghule 2012/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Coping with Infrastructure Upgrades

A common topic for questions on SQL Server forums is how to plan and implement upgrades to SQL Server. Moving from old to new hardware or moving from one version of SQL Server to another. There are other circumstances where upgrades of other systems affect SQL Server DBAs.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: infrastructure
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