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Ed Elliott
Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 6:25pm / SQL Server

Unit Test Sql Server Code

In part 3 of this series of blogs on "getting more agile" I am going to look at unit testing and why we need to do it. My code is perfect, I need no stinking tests Ah you are like me, my code is perfect as well, good point. blog end. ...
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Ricardo Leka
Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 6:15pm / SQL Server

Powershell, Excel e SQL uma combinação excelente

Uma coisa muito legal em automatizar tarefas é a dificuldade que temos em planejar o que vai ser executado, a forma que vai ser executado e manter da forma mais genérica possível para garantir que vai funcionar na maior parte dos ambientes sem precisar...
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Richard Douglas
Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 3:12pm / SQL Server

50 Shades of Brown – The Series

That’s right I’m cashing in on the “50 Shades” franchise and twisting it to meet my own sordid needs to tell you about something that is critically important to every business. But why Shades of Brown if it is critical? Everybody knows that it’s red alerts...
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Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 1:16pm / SQL Server

SSIS: Password Policy Rules Not Met When Creating Catalog

Last week I was at a client site showing them how to set up the Integration Services Catalog. We were walking through the steps in how to create it and we input the password into the Create Catalog configuration screen. It was a strong password, that...
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Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

Interview with Brad Botz on Business Analysts

I recently met Brad Botz in a professional Facebook group we both belong to and found we we have much in common.  I really like databases and development, and Brad likes to read user’s minds.  Well not really, but see Brad is a Business Analyst...
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Chris Webb
Follow /3 Mar 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

Submit Your Feedback On BI Features In SQL Server V.Next

Following on from last month’s post on ideas for new features in SSAS Multidimensional, if you are interested in telling Microsoft what features you think should be added to the on-prem SQL Server BI tools in the next version you can do so here: http...
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Follow /2 Mar 2015 at 11:51pm / SQL Server

Why do We Have to Be at Risk? Enough is Enough!

When Do We Say Enough Is Enough? Recently Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that the ‘private’ information of up to 80 million customer was stolen. It wasn’t anything about medical history taken, just all their customer’s...
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Kevin Kline
Follow /2 Mar 2015 at 3:05pm / SQL Server

ICYMI: the Halloween Problem and DBCC CheckConstraints – SQL Server Performance

Don’t miss these great articles on SQLPerformance.com from the industry’s top experts: A Look At DBCC CHECKCONSTRAINTS and I/O Erin Stellato ( b | t ) of SQLskills takes a deep look into the SQL Server performance impact, especially I/O, of...
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Richard Douglas
Follow /2 Mar 2015 at 2:57pm / SQL Server

SQLBits XIV – Welcome to the UK

A number of you will have heard of SQLBits before. It’s Europe’s largest conference dedicated to SQL Server. What was something just for people from the UK has been transforming into something much larger, more multicultural and more engaging as the community...
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Kenneth Fisher
Follow /2 Mar 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

SQL Judo’s Monthly Challenge – March 2014 – Powershell something

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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Melissa Coates
Follow /1 Mar 2015 at 5:11pm / SQL Server

What You Need to Set Up the SSAS Connector in the Power BI Preview

Welcome to part 2 of a 3-part series on using the SSAS Connector with the new Power BI Preview. This information is as of early March 2015 and is subject to change as the Power BI Preview evolves. Part I: Overview of Using Analysis Services Data in the...
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Ed Elliott
Follow /1 Mar 2015 at 12:07am / SQL Server

Introducing MergeUI

What is it? MergeUi is a addin (VSPackage) for Visual Studio / Sql Server Data Tools projects. It is a ui to create and edit T-Sql merge statements in pre and post deployment scripts. In this screen shot you can see the merg statement that is generated...
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Chris Yates
Follow /27 Feb 2015 at 6:28pm / SQL Server

Impact Series – Part 2

It’s that time again to add another impact player to the roster; this time for the month of February. This month the nod goes to none other than Jason Strate ( Blog | Twitter ). A few years back I sat in on one of Jason’s sessions at PASS Summit...
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Tracy McKibben
Follow /27 Feb 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

Friday Followup For February 27, 2015

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway. Posts That Were Popular This Week Building (for FREE) a Virtual Server for SQL Demos...
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Follow /26 Feb 2015 at 9:15pm / SQL Server

Gimme A Break! Taking Mental Health Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you feel like this when you get to work?   Burnout! You have been stressing over the big project you have to get done. You get in early Monday morning, pour yourself a mug of coffee and stumble to your desk. You start...
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