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Follow /28 Jan 2015 at 6:52am / SQL Server

Join #TeamData for the Portland Half Marathon

If you’ve been following me on Twitter ( @datachick ), you know I’ve been checking some races off my bucket list.  I apologize for all those tweets, by the way…but I also loved the fact that people could Tweet to me while I ran.  It’s so helpful...
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Paul Turley
Follow /28 Jan 2015 at 4:26am / SQL Server

New Power BI Preview and Pricing

Some exciting announcements were made today about the new Power BI cloud-based business analytics service.  Today Power BI is an add-on service for Office 365 that requires an enterprise-level license – about $50 per user per month.  Data transformation...
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Follow /27 Jan 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

What is a Database Trigger?

All the examples for this lesson are based on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and the AdventureWorks2012 database.  You can get started using these free tools using my Guide  Getting Started Using SQL Server . What is a Database Trigger? A...
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Dinesh Asanka
Follow /27 Jan 2015 at 12:19pm / SQL Server

SQL Server 2014 Security Enhancements : User Object Permissions

In many database systems, it is a requirement to grant read permission for all databases. To achieve this, there is no other way but grant read permission to each and every database. Read more http://www.sql-server-performance.com/2015/sql-server-2014...
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Chris Shaw
Follow /27 Jan 2015 at 12:00pm / SQL Server

Tip # 3 – Maintain your SQL Server

Top 10 Tips for SQL Server Performance and Resiliency This article is part 3 of 10 in a series on the most common mistakes that I have seen impacting SQL Server Performance and Resiliency. This post is related to the most common errors I see and is...
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Chris Webb
Follow /27 Jan 2015 at 9:30am / SQL Server

Deprecated/Discontinued Functionality In SSAS 2014

Last week while reading Bill Anton’s blog (which is, by the way, highly recommended) I came across a link to a page in Books Online that I hadn’t seen before: a list of deprecated and discontinued functionality in SSAS 2014. Here it is: https://msdn...
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Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 8:03pm / SQL Server

T-SQL – Find Number of Rows of Database(s) tables Using Undocumented Procedure – sp_MSforeachdb and sp_MSforeachtable

On Technet forum, Op was looking for a way to get table cardinality for all databases in an instance.  There are many ways to get the result. This post gives you an idea and SQL in which undocumented SP’s being called  “sp_MSforeachdb and...
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Basit A. Farooq
Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 5:54pm / SQL Server

An Overview on SQL Server Checkpoints

Commercial database systems like SQL server have many recovery mechanisms to restore data hardware or software failure. Checkpoints are part of such recovery mechanism.SQL Server Database Engine is programmed to perform changes or modifications to databasepages...
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Chris Yates
Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 1:52pm / SQL Server

Impact Player Series – Part 1

I wanted to start this series in regards to impact players that go above and beyond in the SQL Community. Coming from a sports background this resonates well with me and by the end of the year will have a 12 person roster. I get asked a lot when I go...
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Kenneth Fisher
Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

SQL Judo’s Monthly Challenge – February 2014 – KILL with the DAC

Every month SQL Judo (Russ Thomas) ( b / t ) challenges us to do his Monthly DBA Challenge . I’ve decided it would be fun (and good practice) to do them. Another major benefit is that it will force me to move out of my normal comfort zone. For example...
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Kevin Kline
Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

DBTA – 6 Reasons to Think About Upgrading to SQL Server 2014

If you’re an IT manager, the first thing I’d like to tell you is how  invested  Microsoft is in SQL Server. While earlier incarnations of executive leadership focused in other areas (anyone remember “Developers! Developers! Developers!”?), Microsoft’s...
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Follow /26 Jan 2015 at 12:35pm / SQL Server

SSRS Farm to Scale-Out Performance

SSRS Farm Overview Building a SSRS farm will require Enterprise or Business Intelligence editions of SQL Server for versions 2012 and 2014.  SQL Server allows for the deployment of 2 or more servers running SQL Server Reporting Services to increase...
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Nakul Vachhrajani
Follow /25 Jan 2015 at 8:45pm / SQL Server

#0352 – SQL Server – Working with Temporary Tables (L100) – Scope

In this post, I provide a Level 100 primer on the scope related considerations for local temporary tables. While I have written about temporary tables a lot in the past (and the same has also been done by other writers), there are some questions that...
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Jen Stirrup
Follow /24 Jan 2015 at 12:19am / SQL Server

Free PASS Business Analytics Conference webinars on 3rd Feb. Join our BA Marathon!

Free PASS Business Analytics training folks! PASS are holding a BA Marathon in the lead up to our Business Analytics conference in April in Santa Clara, CA. Top Business Analytics speakers free online event for our ‪#‎ PASSBAMarathon‬ include: Jen...
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Jen McCown
Follow /23 Jan 2015 at 8:48pm / SQL Server

Video: A Better Way to Reindex

Sean presented A BETTER WAY TO REINDEX for the Performance Virtual Chapter. Here are links to the video, and to download the free Minion Reindex tool.
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