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Nov 18, 2011

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour: Get Recognized for Your SQL Server Solutions

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour could come to your city and you could be featured at an event....More
Jul 31, 2012

What would the world look like if businesses led a purpose driven life rather than focusing solely on shareholder value?

Many books exhort you to live a purpose driven life. But the notion of trying to lead a purpose driven business is rarely discussed outside faith based organizations. In fact, companies, along with officers and directors of the company, are often sued for doing anything other than worrying about maximizing shareholder value. Scot’s....More
Mar 12, 2015

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and....More
Oct 02, 2011

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL at a Glance: New and Enhanced Functions

Itzik describes new T-SQL scalar functions in SQL Server 2012 CTP 3....More
Nov 05, 2014

SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
Jun 20, 2014

Microsoft Cloud Predictive Analytics Preview Coming Soon

A preview of Azure Machine Learning, or Azure ML (project code name "Passau"), will be made publicly available in July 2014....More
Mar 14, 2015

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record4

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions....More
Jul 31, 2012

Recovering a database with a missing transaction log

Usually when a database has open transactions and the server crashes, crash recovery will run on the affected database and roll back the open transactions....More
Oct 31, 2011

Is SQL University's professional development week as cool as Shark Week?

I’m honored to be part of the the SQL University community project this week. Mike Walsh and I will be exploring topics related to professional development. Of course, my entire L.E.A.P. blog is focused on this topic in various ways so the SQL University theme isn’t too much of a stretch for me. I’m pretty sure that the fall 2011....More
Jul 02, 2013

What's the Data Modeling Standard for Business Intelligence Systems?4

What are the industry standard approaches for modeling dimensional data modelling?....More

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