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Disturbing Development

Part 4 of the top 5 hard earned lessons of a DBA.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/13 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 4,752 reads

Loginless In Seattle

Identify orphaned Database Users and differentiate them from "Loginless" Database Users.  Read more...
By Orlando Colamatteo 2013/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,915 reads

The Ten Commandments of SQL Server Monitoring

It is easy to get database monitoring wrong. There are several common-sense rules that can make all the difference between a monitoring system that works for you and helps to avoid database problems, and one that just creates a distraction. Adam Machanic spells out the rules, based on his considerable experience with database monitoring.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 7,669 reads

Job overran Custom Metric

This SQL Monitor custom metric tells you if a specific SQL Server Agent job that runs at the same time every day has overrun. The metric is useful when a job can have negative effects on other processes if it overruns.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/10 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,374 reads

SQL Server Simple and Forced Parameterization

I have heard about parameterization for SQL Server queries, but what is Forced and Simple Parameterization and which one should I use for my SQL Server database?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/10 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: forced parameterization
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 4,990 reads

Indexed Views

This article will show you the importance of Indexed Views and how they can help performance.  Read more...
By Sarvesh Singh 2013/05/10 (first published: 2010/11/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 23,970 reads

Community-driven free Azure tips eBook

We’re putting together a free eBook of 50 tips for Azure Storage, if you’ve got tips that you’d like to share we’d love to hear from you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 645 reads

Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 5: The DAX ISBLANK() Function

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX ISBLANK() function, and then provides some hands-on exposure to its use, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in managing empty values underlying our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/12/04 (first published: 2013/05/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,953 reads

Monitoring Transactional Replication in SQL Server

If you are using replication in SQL Server, you can monitor it in SSMS, but it makes sense to monitor distribution jobs automatically, especially if you can set up alerts or even set up first-line remedial action when a problem is detected. Francis shows how to do it in T-SQL as an agent job.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: transactional replication
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,354 reads

Rendering PDFs Natively in SQL

How to render PDF documents using SQL CLR. Also a good introduction on creating SQL CLR functions.  Read more...
By David Rueter 2013/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: pdf
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 15,532 reads

Using Policy-Based Management to Check Number of SQL Server Data and Log Files

To meet our database configuration standards we want to make sure that we have only one database transaction log file and more than one data file. In this tip we look at how this can be done using a policy.  Read more...
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SQL Saturday #220 - Atlanta

Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking in Atlanta on May 18th.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql sat
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,775 reads

Deploying CLR Assemblies with T-SQL

Learn how to simplify deployment and maintenance of SQL CLR assemblies by using T-SQL instead of Visual Studio.  Read more...
By David Rueter 2013/05/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,723 reads

Managing Slowly Changing Dimension with Slow Changing Transformation in SSIS

The easiest ways to maintain and manage slowly changing dimensions is using Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation in the data flow task of SSIS packages.  Read more...
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,422 reads

Introduction to SQL Server Filtered Indexes

SQL Server filtered indexes can save space and improve performance if they are used properly. Under what circumstances can they be used? When are they most effective, and what sort of performance gain or space-saving is likely? How does a filtered index affect the choice of execution plan? Seth Delconte explores these questions with practical experiments.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: filtered indexes
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 4,301 reads

An Introduction to the SQLCMD Mode in SSMS (SQL Spackle)

Using SQLCMD Mode in SSMS is easy. This short piece will show you how to get started.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlcmd
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,706 reads