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Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS

On May 3, 2017, at 2 PM EDT (6 PM GMT) I’ll be speaking as part of the 24 Hours of PASS. Here’s what I’ll be speaking on:

 

Protecting Data Across the Environment

You are responsible for protecting data within your organization. Wary of how attackers have become… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 25 April 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 48 – Time Brush)

In this module you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual.  The Time Brush gives you the ability both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 25 April 2017

Quick Script: Finding Specific Columns

I like scripts.  Scripts that help me do things.

Working in the financial industry, there are always things that you have to ensure are protected.  More specifically, social security number and date of birth.

If your environment is like most, there are legacy applications that have a database behind the… Read more

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Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 25 April 2017

Can a Data Professional Be Organized?

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”  While this quote is true it is often times too late to act on an opportunity therefore it is missed. If you are a leader at your respective shop it can then be conceived that… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 25 April 2017

SSIS Training for Summer 2017

This summer, I will be delivering my popular full-day training class Building Better SSIS Packages in three different cities across the southern United States: Thursday, June 1st: Pensacola, Florida Friday, June 16th: Pasadena, Texas (just outside of Houston) Friday, July 14th: Lawrenceville, Georgia (near Atlanta) This course is designed for… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 April 2017

Food On Your Table

I was asked, “Who here thinks that PASS helps people put food on the table?” To my shame, I initially said no. I mean after all, it’s just training and networking that could lead to improved knowledge and abilities which… hang on. Just how wrong I can be sometimes when… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 25 April 2017

Redgate: SQL Search

I seriously finding searching for objects within SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) via object explorer slow, manual and fiddly especially when your environment has thousands of objects. Upon some research I found a Redgate tool that is free called SQL … Continue reading

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Posted in All About SQL on 25 April 2017

My SQL Server Development Team Maturity Levels

A teams maturity shows in its choice of tools.

I have seen quite a few different development teams in wildly different environments and the single fact that really stands out is that you can tell how good a team is by the tools that they use. It isn't always the…

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Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 24 April 2017

Query Hash Values, Plan Guides and the Query Store

I was eating dinner with Hugo Kornelis and we started talking about query hash values. You know, like everyone does at dinner. As we talked about it, I suddenly thought about both Plan Guides and the Query Store. I wondered what happened to the query hash values in that case?… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 24 April 2017

SSMS Tips: Copy Full Path

When you right click on a tab you’ll see a number of different options. You can set up new horizontal or vertical tab groups, pin tabs, close tabs etc. But in this particular case take a look at these options.

  • Copy Full Path
  • Open Containing Folder

 
They… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 24 April 2017

Vnext – Its SQL Server 2017

Yes thats true, SQL Server New version will be release this year and call it “SQL Server 2017” where sql can also work on Windows, MacOS and Linux     https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/04/19/sql-server-2017-community-technology-preview-2-0-now-available/ Cooooool.

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Posted in Vinay Thakur on 24 April 2017

The Birthday Problem – with T-SQL and R

When I was on SQLCruise recently – Buck Woody (b|t) made a interesting statement – that in a room of 23 people, there is over a 50% chance that  two or more have the same birthdays. And sure enough, we did end up having more than… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 24 April 2017

Setting the default file type for a new file in VS Code

Just a short post today. When you open a new file in VS Code (Using CTRL + N) it opens by default as a plain text file.

To change the language for the file use CTRL +K, M.

That’s CTRL and K together and then M afterwards separately.

then you… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 24 April 2017

Always Encrypted

By David Postlethwaite

Always Encrypted is new features in SQL Server 2016 and it is also available in Azure SQL Database. Here you can encrypt columns in a table with a master key and a certificate so that they will appear as encrypted strings to those who don’t have the…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 April 2017

Monday Coffee 2017-04-24

Back after a couple of busy weeks, kinda looking forward to getting back into the old work routine (ah, well maybe )

Last week was a big week, I had my first article published on SQLShack.com and there were a couple of small events going on called Docker Con 2017… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 24 April 2017

I Escaped from a SQL Server Service Pack Nightmare

I hope you take backups or have a recovery plan in place before a SQL Server service pack upgrade,  if not you might want to reconsider. Initially I wasn’t going to capture the screen shots during this recovery because my … Continue reading

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Posted in All About SQL on 24 April 2017

Wait Statistics integration inside the Query Store in SQL Server vNext

I remember writing an article about Query specific wait statistics being available inside execution plans in SQL Server 2016 SP1. The way that works is when you view the actual execution plan of a query (through SSMS or the XML) you are able to see the wait information that specific… Read more

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Posted in DotNine SQL Server and more on 23 April 2017

Resumable Online Index Rebuild

I have been fascinated with another new feature of the upcoming SQL Server release and so I decided to blog about it.

The new version of SQL Server (2017) introduces a very exciting feature for the DBA’s – the Resumable Online Index Rebuild.
This feature is targeting the installations that… Read more

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Posted in Niko's blog on 23 April 2017

Why Did Your Availability Group Creation Fail?

Availability Groups are a fantastic way to provide high availability and disaster recovery for your databases, but it isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world to pull off correctly. To do it right there’s a lot of planning and effort that goes into your Availability Group topology. The… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 22 April 2017

Excel BI VC presents Prathy Kamasani–Power BI Dashboards for Excel Users

 

Thu, Apr 27 2017 20:00 GMT Daylight Time


Power BI Dashboard within an hour for Excel users

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8516045593703848705

Power BI Dashboard within an hour for Excel users

If you are an experienced Excel user or Someone in your organisation mentioned about Power BI and you want to understand…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 22 April 2017

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