SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Who's Your Boss? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss <div class="node-body article-body">Not having a boss is key to being happy in your workplace and has a side effect of forcing you to be a better than average employee. Fire your boss and treat everyone with equal importance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss#comments Database Administration boss customers Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000 20721 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying Details of Active Cursors http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server performance tuning is an awe-inspiring kick to the psyche </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I was digging my way through a really nasty set of trace results from SQL Profiler when I ran across a series of commands that only provided insight into the fact that cursors were being employed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors#comments Database Performance Tuning cursor sp_cursorfetch SQL Server SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20711 at http://sqlmag.com Photo Courtesy of Tim Ford (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay) SQL Server at IT/Dev Connections: A Week in Vegas http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-itdev-connections-week-vegas <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Last week, the long-awaited IT/Dev Connections Conference finally kicked off in the beautiful Aria hotel in Las Vegas. This gallery is a collection of some snapshots of the exciting SQL Server events that took place and some of the SQL experts and speakers who were there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-itdev-connections-week-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-itdev-connections-week-vegas#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections sessions speakers SQL Server Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20421 at http://sqlmag.com Need for Control Drives SQL Server Platform Choices http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices <div class="node-body article-body">Recent research shows that SQL Server users are deploying a variety of environments and running SQL Server on-premises in a virtual machine (VM) is by far the preferred environment. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices#comments Database Virtualization Cloud Database Administration bare metal IaaS PaaS private cloud public cloud Virtual machine VM Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 20511 at http://sqlmag.com Take the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/take-2014-it-skills-and-salary-survey <div class="node-body article-body">Please take a few minutes to complete the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey! The survey will be open until October 24. We will start sharing insights in November and will publish the full survey results in early 2015.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/take-2014-it-skills-and-salary-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/take-2014-it-skills-and-salary-survey#comments SQL Server IT Salary IT skills salary skills Survey Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:17:00 +0000 20491 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 7: Detecting Primary Replica Ownership http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership <div class="node-body blog-body">In my mind, there are two logical ways that you might want to have your code check to see if the Primary Replica of a given AG database is currently hosted on a particular server or not</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups backups backups jobs jobs Primary Primary replica replica SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20441 at http://sqlmag.com One SQL Server Catalog View to Rule Them All http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all <div class="field-deck"> Introduction to sys.master_files </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever wanted to query multiple databases on a SQL Server instance in order to return information about it's data and log files yet didn't want to deal with undocumented stored procedures to do so? If that's the case, get an introduction to sys.master_files.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all#comments Database Administration Metadata SQL Server sys.master_files Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:19:00 +0000 20431 at http://sqlmag.com Digging into New Custom Maps for Excel Power Map http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest round of monthly Power BI updates, a really cool addition for Power Map was released called Custom Maps. Custom Maps empower you to get incredibly creative with location analytics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map#comments Power BI Custom Maps Excel 2013 Power Map visual analytics visualizations Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 20401 at http://sqlmag.com Source: Microsoft 2014 IT/Dev Connections: The Week in Review http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2014-itdev-connections-week-review <div class="field-deck"> Highlights from this year's IT/Dev Connections Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 IT/Dev Connections Conference tracks provided deep hands-on technical information. And the SQL Server panel was chock-full of SQL luminaries providing answers to all sorts of attendee questions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2014-itdev-connections-week-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/2014-itdev-connections-week-review#comments SQL Server Azure DR IaaS Windows Server 2003 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:36:00 +0000 20391 at http://sqlmag.com Essential Resources for Anyone New to SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/essential-resources-anyone-new-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Want to learn SQL Server? Based on the growing pains she went through, Kirsten has compiled a list of resources for someone who is brand new to SQL Server that can give you a jump start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/essential-resources-anyone-new-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/essential-resources-anyone-new-sql-server#comments SQL Server AdventureWorks SQL Family SQL Server books Twitter Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 20381 at http://sqlmag.com Database, Database on My Server, Do I Mirror Thee, Sync, or Async?! http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async <div class="node-body article-body">Database mirroring provides high availability and protection for a single user database. Database mirroring provides database availability by mirroring the transaction streams from the principal server to a mirror server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability async Database Mirroring disaster recovery Failover high availability sync Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 20371 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli#comments Database High Availability Availability Groups Availability Groups jobs jobs SQL Server SQL Server synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 20361 at http://sqlmag.com Espresso Logic Releases Expresso BaaS at IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections <div class="field-deck"> Espresso Logic's reactive program model provides fast application development </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the latest release of Espresso Logic’s Backend-as-Service (BaaS) offering, Espresso. Espresso's reactive program model provides fast backend database application development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections#comments Azure SQL Server Azure Azure SQL Database big data development Espresso Logic mongodb Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:23:00 +0000 20351 at http://sqlmag.com Quick T-SQL Tip: Parsing Drive and File Information in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Parsing full physical file names for information is one of those tasks a database administrator (DBA) finds they do on a semi-frequent basis; from looking up SQL Agent Job output paths or reviewing database file metadata. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration file parse path String Transact SQL Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:00 +0000 20341 at http://sqlmag.com Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I read a posting about the Page Verify option of database properties, and tempdb not allowing any option other than CHECKSUM, which is not true for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012. Why would you want to use an option other than CHECKSUM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum Page Verify tempdb torn page detection Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 20321 at http://sqlmag.com Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook <div class="node-body blog-body">In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-guest-blogs">SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook#comments Community Sponsor DBAs SQL Extended Events SQL Profiler SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:03:00 +0000 20311 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Enterprise or Standard? A Hands-On Planning Tool to Get it Just Right http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about a planning tool that some people have found quite effective for analyzing the financial trade-offs of changing their use of SQL Server Enterprise and Software Assurance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool#comments Database Administration core licenses Enterprise edition planning tool sa Software Assurance SQL Server instances Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:00 +0000 20301 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Layer: The SQL-NoSQL Love Child http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FoundationDB announced today the release of SQL Layer, calling it the love child of SQL and NoSQL. SQL Layer combines scalability and consistency with high performance and fault tolerance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child#comments Database Development Database Performance Tuning database development fault tolerant FoundationDB hosting NoSQL open source SQL Server website support Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 20291 at http://sqlmag.com T-SQL Challenges: Replenishing and Depleting Quantities http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities <div class="field-deck"> Discover an efficient solution for replenishing quantities, and find an efficient solution for depleting quantities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Itzik discusses two T-SQL challenges: replenishing quantities and depleting quantities. He presents an efficient solution for replenishing quantities and challenges you to find an efficient solution for depleting quantities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities#comments T-SQL SQL Server Challenge deplete quantity Performance replenish quantity SQL Server T-SQL Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:00 +0000 20281 at http://sqlmag.com Job Security: Strive for Being Good at What You Do http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do <div class="node-body article-body">What does job security mean to you in today's workplace? Kirsten thinks you should strive for the security that comes from being good at what you do and being on a good team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do#comments SQL Server job security Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53:00 +0000 20261 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts <div class="node-body blog-body">Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts#comments Database High Availability Alerts Alerts AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups deadlocks deadlocks disk space disk space SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20271 at http://sqlmag.com Clustered Indexes Based Upon GUIDs http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids <div class="node-body article-body">A look at GUIDs and Clustered Indexes and why this combination is bad and what can be done to make it better (to some extent).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids#comments Database Performance Tuning GUID Index SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20231 at http://sqlmag.com http://thesqlagentman.com/go/guids_r_bad/ Big Data: Model or Not Model? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model <div class="node-body article-body">Are you faced with issues of how to wrangle database design and data modeling in the big data world?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence big data data modeling database design Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:21:00 +0000 20251 at http://sqlmag.com What data access framework are you using to build your SQL Server applications? http://sqlmag.com/poll/database-access-framework-09082014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/database-access-framework-09082014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1391-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1391"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1391" name="choice" value="1391" class="form-radio" /> ADO.NET</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1401-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1401"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1401" name="choice" value="1401" class="form-radio" /> Entity Framework</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1411-wrapper"> <label class="option" 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href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/new-version-dbforge-fusion-visual-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/new-version-dbforge-fusion-visual-studio#comments SQL Server 2014 Visual Studio Apps coding Databases dbForge Devart development Fusion plugin Visual Studio Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20221 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details <div class="node-body blog-body">When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning Availability Groups Availability Groups Servers servers SQL Server AlwaysOn SQL Server AlwaysOn synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 20211 at http://sqlmag.com SqlSmash: Write and Understand Maintainable Code Faster http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> New from Smashing Jedis LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SqlSmash, a new release from Smashing Jedis LLC, is a productivity plugin for SSMS that will help you get the job done faster and more efficiently. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster#comments Database Development coding maintainable code SQL code SQL Server SSMS Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20151 at http://sqlmag.com Poor-Man's Disaster Recovery: Use Log Shipping for SQL Server (at Your Own Risk) http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Let's take a closer look at log shipping for SQL Server implementations in this series of articles on application high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) for SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability data loss disaster recovery Failover high availability Log shipping Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 20141 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 3: Defining Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body">I commonly find that many organizations will set up regular tasks to go out and delete abandoned carts—or shopping carts that haven’t been touched in the last N hours. Situations like this can be pretty easily tackled by SQL Server Agent Jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups jobs jobs Maintenance Maintenance sql server agent sql server agent Practical SQL Server Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 20131 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server IdeaXchange http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-ideaxchange-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">IdeaXchange is timely, provocative, tech-savvy content for SQL Server Pro readers. Check out our experts and what they have to say!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-ideaxchange-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 20121 at http://sqlmag.com