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Creating a DBA's Library

A DBA Library: it's not the library in traditional terms where you have books and journals stacked on your desk; rather it's a centralized and integrated repository of knowledge, information and applications for the DBA.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/01/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: administration
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 3,756 reads

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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 21,892 reads

How to Post Performance Problems

How do you get help? You can post a question on SQLServerCentral, but to get the most help you can, read this article from MVP Gail Shaw.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2014/01/17 (first published: 2009/06/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 44,690 reads

Learn SQL Server in Arabic

A series of videos on SQL Server have been produced in Arabic. Learn about SQL Server in another language.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: arabic
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 829 reads

Calculating Duration Using DATETIME Start and End Dates (SQL Spackle)

It's an old problem with a solution that's nearly as old. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us the old trick mixed with a slick trick to format the duration as extended hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds.   Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server 2014 Backup Basics

There is nothing mysterious about SQL Server backups. They are essential, however you use your databases. Grant Fritchey explains the basics of database backups and restores with SQL Server 2014.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/01/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: backup
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,793 reads

SQL Server 2014 Memory Optimization Advisor

The new SQL Server 2014 “Memory Optimization Advisor” tool helps you quickly analyze tables to see how easy it is to migrate them to In-Memory OLTP tables. Read on to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/01/15 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2014
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,863 reads

Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 1: The TOP Clause

The first topic in this stairway will be discussing the TOP clause. The TOP clause allows you to control the number of rows to be returned or affected by a query.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/06/25 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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New SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Default User Service Account

Using a default account for SQL Server services can be a security risk for two reasons. Firstly, it can give the service a higher level of permissions than it needs. Secondly, isolation is compromised by several services running under the same account. This metric checks whether SQL Server services are running under any of the default accounts, such as localsystem.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/01/14 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: sql monitor
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Generate two-dimensional QR Code® bar codes in an SSRS report

QR (Quick Response) Code® is the Denso Wave, Inc. trademark for a type of two-dimensional bar code designed for the automotive industry in Japan. The QR Code system has become popular outside the automotive industry due to its speed and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC bar codes.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: qr code
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SQL Enlight for SQL Server Management Studio

The process of doing SQL code-reviews used to be tedious and error-prone. Until SQL Enlight, it was a process that was difficult to automate for release and deployment. As it is now both a Command-line utility and an SSMS add-in, the database developer can see immediately the parts of the code that would raise eyebrows with the vigilant production DBA.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/01/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: management studio (ssms)
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Cleveland, OH - SQL in the City Seminar - Deployment Stairway

Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones will be hosting a free seminar in Cleveland on February 7 2014. Join fellow database professionals to learn tips and best practices for SQL Server version control, continuous integration and deployment.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/01/13 | Source: SQL in the City | Category: events
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,235 reads

Agile Database Development

Agile methodologies work well with database developments only if great care is taken to do things right. It requires good judgement and leaves little room for error. Dev Nambi, in an extract from the book Tribal SQL, argues that Agile works for smart, curious, and experienced software engineers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/01/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: agile database techniques
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Understanding Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication, Part 1

There are times when you need to share tables between servers, where the table may be updated in both places. Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication gives you the ability to create a solution. I explain the benefits and the downfalls.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2014/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,256 reads