Jayleen Heft

Editor, Web Content Manager,
SQL Server Pro

Jayleen is the SQL Server Pro editor and web content manager. Responsibilities include writing, managing the SQL Server Pro website, and working with authors to acquire and edit technical SQL Server articles. She also handles SQL Server training development and management for web seminars, virtual trade shows, and the IT/Dev Connections Conference. In addition, Jayleen manages the SQL Server Pro social media accounts including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download from Microsoft. Check out the updates resulting from customer feedback.
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10 Essential Resources for Accidental DBAs
Are you an "accidental" database administrator (DBA)? If so, these basic resources for accidental DBAs covering performance, security, storage, virtualization, and more, may come in handy.
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Top 10 Highly Recommended SQL Server Books
Here are 10 technical SQL Server books you may want to consider for your bookcase. Whether you're responsible for servers running SQL Server 2014, 2012, or 2008, there's a book for you.
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10 Must Read SQL Server FAQs
Here are the answers to 10 SQL Server-related questions related to database performance, PowerShell, virtualization, Visual Studio Online, SQL Server 2014's In-Memory OLTP Engine, and more.
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Scenes from Microsoft TechEd 2014 in Houston
It's spring again and time for Microsoft's annual TechEd North America conference. The 2014 show is underway in Houston, Texas. Check out these event images.
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5 SQL Server 2014 Security Enhancements
SQL Server 2014 security features include Transparent Data Encryption for better data protection and Encryption Key Management, allowing the storage of keys on a separate server.
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5 Free SQL Server Tools to Give You a Boost
Free SQL Server tools that help you solve problems are always handy. Take a look at these five useful and free SQL Server tools that can make you more productive, help you experience fewer hassles, and maybe even lower your job stress.
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Keep SQL Server 2008 Running 3
If you have no immediate plans to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and will continue to maintain a SQL Server 2008 database, here are our 10 most popular SQL Server 2008 resources for your quick reference.
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3 Things SQL Server Pros Need to Know Today 3.26.14
Get familiar with SQL Server 2014's enhanced integration with Azure, learn more about how SQL Server 2014 is bringing NoSQL speeds to a relational database, and find out seven secrets to make life easier in SSMS.
2014 IT Skills & Salary Report
2014 IT Skills and Salary Report

Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro joined forces to survey IT and business professionals on compensation and training for the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Report.

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3 Things SQL Server Pros Need to Know Today 3.19.14
Check out news that SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition raises supported memory limit per instance to 128 GB, how to get started with indexes on SQL Server memory optimized tables, and a couple of SQL Server 2014 SSDT enhancements.
2014 IT Skills & Salary Report
2014 IT Skills and Salary Report 
Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro joined forces to survey IT and business professionals on compensation and training for the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Report.
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3 Things SQL Server Pros Need To Know Today 3.14.14
Avoid being an easy target for a data breach, check out these three favorite SQL Server 2014 features, and learn how one company uses Hadoop for Big Data analysis while still using SQL Server to run its transactional systems and data warehouse.
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3 Things SQL Server Pros Need To Know Today 3.13.14
SQL Server tidbits you should take a quick look at today are a discussion about the future of Microsoft's data platform, the release of the free tool SQL XEvent Profiler 1.0, and an exploration of distributed transactions by Denny Cherry.
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3 Things SQL Server Pros Need to Know Today 3.12.14
Today's news includes a SQL Server 2014 certification update, the IT/Dev Connections 2014 Call for Speakers for the SQL Server track, and a new feature from Espresso Logic that enables developers to create secure RESTful APIs for stored procedures—in just minutes.
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From the Blogs
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Jul 15, 2014

The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition 5

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More
Jul 8, 2014

Replication: Sometimes More is Less

The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and makes replication much easier to manage....More
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Jun 24, 2014

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers

When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management....More
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