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Apr 15, 2014

Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches....More
Apr 08, 2014

NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a....More
Apr 01, 2014

SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what....More
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Mar 25, 2014

Simple SQL Server Management Studio Trick: Multiple Line Text Editing

I've bumped into a few folks over the past year or so who simply don't know that you can easily edit (contiguous/similar) details across multiple....More
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Mar 17, 2014

SQL Server Acceptance Testing: A Subtle Trick

For people who are simply too busy to tackle much needed SQL Server acceptance testing, I've found that a key way to tackle this is to simply....More
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Mar 11, 2014

Detailed Migration Steps for SQL Server Upgrades, Part III

Important post migration tasks are outlined in part III of this series on the steps you'll want to use when demoting an older server and promoting a....More
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Mar 11, 2014

Detailed Migration Steps for SQL Server Upgrades, Part II

Here's Part II of an overview of actual steps you'll want to use when demoting an older server and promoting a newer server as part of a SQL Server....More
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Mar 11, 2014

Detailed Migration Steps for SQL Server Upgrades, Part I

Get an overview of actual steps you'll want to use when demoting an older server and promoting a newer server as part of a SQL Server upgrade or....More
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Feb 28, 2014

Reasons to Avoid SQL Server In-Place Upgrades

As a consultant, one of the things I commonly do is help organizations 'upgrade' to newer editions of SQL Server. When doing so, I never recommend in....More
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Feb 25, 2014

Using Cache to Save $200,000

Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per....More
Feb 19, 2014

A Day in the Life of a DBA

What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs....More
Jan 31, 2014

The Importance of Properly Documenting Job Responsibilities and Expectations

Key concepts and concerns about documenting job responsibilities and expectations that anyone working in IT or with databases should keep in mind....More
Jan 29, 2014

IPMuncher for Internet Facing SQL Servers

IPMuncher is a fantastic tool that offers simple functionality, great flexibility, and easy configurability—meaning that it can be used to tackle a....More
Jan 24, 2014

The Value of a Good SQL Server Book

I’ve learned a lot about SQL Server in the past 14 year—and continue to learn more about it every day as I troubleshoot tons of problems and issues....More
Dec 30, 2013

My Favorite Tool of 2013: CloudBerry Backup - Server Edition

I’ve increasingly been bumping into clients with the need to find a dependable, configurable, durable, and secure off-site backup mechanism and....More
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Michael K. Campbell is a contributing editor for SQL Server Pro and Dev Pro and is an ASPInsider. Michael is the president of OverAchiever Productions, a consultancy dedicated to technical evangelism...
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