Microsoft's Sql Server Development Team

Microsoft's Sql Server Development Team
Transferring SQL Server Registration Information Between Machines 3
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire gives a method for moving server registration information between client machines.
The Disappearance of SQL Server Express 1
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire helps a reader locate an instance of SQL Server 2005 Express.
Accessing Web Services in SQL Server 2005
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan explains a design philosophy in SQL Server 2005.
Easy Reading: See Backup Date and Time 1
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers provides a script that creates backup filenames that display the date and time of the backup, complete with leading zeros for easy reading.
Optimizing Distributed Transactions
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan gives tips on how to maintain good performance when executing distributed queries between SQL Server instances.
Using msdb Backup Tables
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers explains techniques for getting valuable information from SQL Server’s msdb backup tables.
Transferring Identity Field Values
Microsoft’s Vaquar Pirzada explains how to use the sp_scriptdynamicupdproc stored procedure to include Identity field values in transactional replication.
Performing Very Large Set Updates
Microsoft’s Vaquar Pirzada gives you options for performing very large set updates in SQL Server 2000.
TIP: Executing Statements in a User Database
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers explains how to execute statements in the context of a user database.
Using the CLR with C# DLLs
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan explains how C# DLLs will work with the CLR in SQL Server 2005.
How Not to Use USE 1
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers provides a script for retrieving table information.
What’s a Snapshot?
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan gives a brief explanation of database snapshots.
Automatic Truncation of Long Parameter Values 1
Microsoft's Richard Waymire explains a truncating feature in SQL Server 2000.
Using SQL-DMO to Check Code Syntax
Microsoft's Gert Drapers and Patrick Conlan provide a couple of ways you can use SQL-DMO to check code syntax.
Finding an Individual Log File
Microsoft's Gert Drapers provides statements for finding an individual database log file.

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Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

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Data Breaches and Insider Threats

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Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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