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08/28/2014 - 2:59pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context

Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high....More
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08/26/2014 - 2:53pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction

While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from....More
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08/05/2014 (All day)

SQL Server Management Studio’s Ugly ANSI_PADDING Bug

Learn more about the problem with SQL Server Management Studio's generation of scripts with ANSI_PADDING OFF along with a helpful solution....More
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07/30/2014 - 3:20pm

When More Expensive Processors Actually Cost Less

Smart organizations are always looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to licensing SQL Server. Here are two ideas, or options, to save money....More
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07/15/2014 - 12:43pm

The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory....More
07/08/2014 (All day)

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....More
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06/24/2014 - 12:53pm

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....More
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06/19/2014 - 6:01am

Stored Procedures: Still Relevant

Even if SQL Server database developers are totally committed to using ORMs, it's still worthwhile to assume that once you start storing lots of data....More
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06/11/2014 - 1:04pm

Missing Indexes Correlated Against Execution Costs and Counts

Here's a query that every DBA should have in their toolbox....More
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06/03/2014 - 3:05pm

Off-Box Copies of SQL Server Backups with RoboCopy

Check out what could be called a poor man's approach to getting copies of your SQL Server backups off-box and to a secondary or tertiary location....More
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05/20/2014 - 1:16pm

SQL Server DBA Tip: One Time Schedules

Creating and using one time schedules represent a great way to verify if a job will work or not—without having to wait hours or days to see if you....More
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05/13/2014 - 6:46pm

SQL Server DBA Tip: Credentials and Proxies

In situations where elevated permissions are needed to execute particular SQL Server jobs, or more importantly, steps within given jobs, a more....More
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05/07/2014 - 6:05am

Finding SQL Server Agent Jobs Running at a Particular Time

I’m guessing I’m not the first person to come up with the need to try and correlate a problem or issue on a server against whether or not a SQL....More
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04/23/2014 - 5:00am

SQL Server Management Studio 2014: Notes from the Field

SQL Server Management Studio is a complex application that does a ton of wonderful things and, with SSMS 2014, there are still a couple of quirks or....More
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04/15/2014 - 2:10pm

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
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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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