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Gethyn Ellis
Follow /23 Apr 2014 at 8:00am / SQL Server

SSMS Queries on Function Keys

By David Postlethwaite At my presentation on SQL Server Management Studio at SQL Saturday in Exeter I promised to write some articles on Gethyn’s blog about the bits I didn’t manage to cover. If you have simple queries or functions that you use regularly...
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WaterOx
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 7:30pm / SQL Server

2014 SQL Server Editions – Overview

2014 is the latest edition of SQL Server available[/caption] SQL Server 2014 was officially released in April 4th, 2014. You can download the 120 day Enterprise edition trial version here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205290 As...
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Jason Strate
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 3:00pm / SQL Server

Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #80

It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” ( so exciting ), follow me on  twitter  ( @StrateSQL ).  And see these throughout the day as I tweet out links of things I find interesting...
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Ayman El-Ghazali
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 1:02pm / SQL Server

SQL Server Internals Presentation Double Time!

I’ll be doing double time over the next two weeks with Two Presentations on SQL Server Internals. It is essentially just a repeat of the same presentation but with two chances to attend :) Here are the details of the timings for both presentations...
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Rohit Garg
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 12:46pm / SQL Server

How to install SQL Server Failover Cluster from SQL Server 2008 onwards ?

Steps to install SQL Server Failover Cluster from SQL Server 2008 onwards :- 1) Open SQL Server Installation Center > Go to Installation from Left > Click on New SQL Server Failover installation from right 2) Click RUN to start setup 3...
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Chris Yates
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 12:13pm / SQL Server

Communication – is it key?

Communication is easier now than it has ever been. Whenever we need to get in touch with somebody, we can call, e-mail, or text, regardless of where we are and where they are. Geography isn’t an issue; we can instantly send a message to somebody halfway...
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sqlbischmidt
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 11:09am / SQL Server

DAX: Always get the Latest date for a slicer

You’ve done it. After some development, your Power Pivot model has some awesome-sauce, has a slicer for the day/month/year, and is ready to do some serious data insight. You set your slicer to the current moment in time, deploy it to a Power Pivot gallery...
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Gethyn Ellis
Follow /22 Apr 2014 at 10:00am / SQL Server

SQL Server Training – Spring 2014

I have just returned from a trip to Washington DC where I was delivering course 2105 – SQL Server 2012 DBA skills upgrade class in an onsite class to one of Learning Tree’s clients. For those of you that don’t know, a Learning Tree onsite is event is...
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David Dye
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 6:46pm / SQL Server

10 Reasons to Attend #SQLSat Costa Rica

SQL Saturday Costa Rica is less than one week away. There is still time to register and if you haven’t yet here are some reasons to get you motivated. 1. Andy Leonard , twitter , Using BIML as an SSIS Design Patterns Engine If you work with SSIS and...
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Shaun Stuart
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

Disabling An Index Removes Index Data

DBAs gained the ability to disable indexes in SQL Server 2005. This is a handy little option when you are tuning indexes or consolidating indexes. When you disable an index, you tell SQL Server to basically pretend the index doesn't exist. Data changes...
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Kenneth Fisher
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm / SQL Server

Collation: Temporary objects and variables: Demonstration

I had a recent run in with collation problems and it got me started reading about them. As I read I started to realize that for a seemingly simple subject there was a lot to it. So I thought I would go over some of what I found out. I’ve talked...
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Gethyn Ellis
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 8:00am / SQL Server

Central Management Studio CMS

By David Postlethwaite At my presentation on SQL Server Management Studio at SQL Saturday in Exeter I promised to write some articles on Gethyn’s blog about the bits I didn’t manage to cover. One of the subjects I covered was Registered Servers and the...
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Dinesh Asanka
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 6:10am / SQL Server

APRIL 2014 MEET-UP

More at http://www.sqlserveruniverse.com/SSSLUG.aspx http://dbfriend.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
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Chris Webb
Follow /19 Apr 2014 at 8:00am / SQL Server

Web Services And POST Requests In Power Query

In my recent post on web services in Power Query I mentioned that while the Power Query Web.Contents() function generates a GET request by default, you can make it generate a POST request by specifying the Content option. Since this is a useful thing...
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Jason Strate
Follow /18 Apr 2014 at 4:00pm / SQL Server

Reblog: April 11 to April 17

Photo credit – Travis Ever go digging through your backyard for dinosaur bones? Maybe not, but it’s worthwhile from time to time to dig out some old posts and find out if there are any undiscovered finds there. In this post, I’m bringing...
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