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Rollback and Recovery Troubleshooting; Challenges and Strategies

What happens if your database deployment goes awry? Grant Fritchey has some troubleshooting advice to get you out of a bind.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: rollback
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 4,234 reads

Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 has a number of new DMVs, and some changes from SQL Server 2012. What are the new views and changes, and how can be useful to you?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,829 reads

SQLServerCentral.com 2014 Users Survey

We want to make sure we're covering the things that are relevant to you, so we're asking for some feedback on what you use on SSC, where we need to improve, and what you'd like to see. It should only take a few minutes, and three randomly-selected people will win a $50 Amazon gift card for their efforts.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,348 reads

Finding Unused SQL Server Stored Procedures With PowerShell

Tim Smith describes a number of ways to tell which Stored Procedures are in use, DMVs, a SQL Server Trace, and his preferred method, the Source Code and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/07 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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Creating Memory-Optimized Table in SQL Server 2014

A quick introduction of how to create memory-optimized tables in SQL Server 2014  Read more...
By Louis Li 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: memory-optimized table
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,938 reads

Granular or Cell Level Encryption in SQL Server

Arshad Ali demonstrates granular level encryption in detail and explains how it differs from Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: encryption
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,102 reads

The "Numbers" or "Tally" Table: What it is and how it replaces a loop

Many people have used a "Numbers" or "Tally" table without really knowing what it does. This is an introduction as to how a Tally table replaces a loop.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/07/04 (first published: 2008/05/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 90,160 reads

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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SQL Bits - Telford, UK

SQL Bits is only two weeks away! Join us for the free community day on July 19th, there is also a paid-for pre-conference day on July 17, as well as a paid-for special training day on July 18. There are a whole host of great speakers, including Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and David Atkinson (and Brent Ozar, and Benjamin Nevarez, and Karen Lopez...you get the idea). Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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SQL Server Tables - 11 Questions You Were Too Shy to Ask

There are some aspects of tables in SQL Server that a lot of people get wrong, purely because they seem so obvious that one feels embarrassed about asking questions. Robert Sheldon reckons that no questions about SQL Tables are off-limits, and deserve frank answers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: tables
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 8,364 reads

Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2012

There were many new DMVs added in SQL Server 2012, and some that have changed since SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a brief overview of the biggest changes and what they mean to you!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,974 reads

Database Branching and Merging Strategies

Source control will allow you to maintain branches in the development of your database, but the subsequent merge isn't pain-free. How can the database developer support the rapid development and delivery of features in an application? Versioning, branching and merging is part of the solution, but what about the rest of the solution?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: versioning
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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/03 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Stairway to Biml Level 5 - Biml Language Elements

In the next level of the Stairway to Biml, we breakdown the various elements in a Biml file to help you understand what parts of the files are used to control the package generation.  Read more...
By Reeves Smith, Andy Leonard 2014/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,552 reads

Database Permissions

Here is a short How To article on querying for permissions in a SQL Server database  Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database permissions
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Finding SQL Server objects that reference invalid objects

Since many environments haven't committed to using a source control system, identifying mismatched objects can offer a challenge. Tim Smith offers a solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: source control
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Kill SPID (SQL Spackle)

How to find and kill a runaway or blocking session.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: kill
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,753 reads