SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Create a New Azure VM with PowerShell http://sqlmag.com/powershell/create-new-azure-vm-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Using PowerShell, you have a repeatable process to provision and access your SQL Server Azure VM environment, making the process consistent and much more easily manageable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/powershell/create-new-azure-vm-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/powershell/create-new-azure-vm-powershell#comments Azure SQL Server 2014 PowerShell Virtualization Azure VM Azure VM image cmdlet Virtual machine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 19041 at http://sqlmag.com Using the SQL Server Dedicated Administrator Connection http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-sql-server-dedicated-administrator-connection <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to use the SQL Server's Dedicated Administrator Connection (DAC).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-sql-server-dedicated-administrator-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-sql-server-dedicated-administrator-connection#comments SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2008 Database Administration Dedicated Administrator Connection sqlcmd SSMS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19031 at http://sqlmag.com WPC 2014 Showcases New Power BI Experience http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/wpc-2014-showcases-new-power-bi-experience <div class="node-body article-body">Having recently spent time with the Microsoft Power BI engineering team, I can share that they are indeed thinking mobile-first (unlike Microsoft BI of the past), have set high goals, and are sensitive to existing customer needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/wpc-2014-showcases-new-power-bi-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/wpc-2014-showcases-new-power-bi-experience#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Microsoft Power BI Power View Salesforce Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 19001 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft’s Hybrid Cloud is Positioned to Win the Cloud Wars http://sqlmag.com/azure/microsofts-hybrid-cloud-positioned-win-cloud-wars <div class="field-deck"> Practical backup and disaster recovery solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft may not be the market leader in the cloud, but its new hybrid approach puts it in the best positioned best to provide useful and effective cloud services to businesses today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/microsofts-hybrid-cloud-positioned-win-cloud-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/microsofts-hybrid-cloud-positioned-win-cloud-wars#comments Azure Database Backup and Recovery SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Azure Azure Site Recovery hybrid cloud IaaS PaaS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19011 at http://sqlmag.com Using PowerShell to Get Started in Microsoft Azure http://sqlmag.com/powershell/using-powershell-get-started-microsoft-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Azure provides a whole new way to manage your data. Rather than having to buy expensive hardware and install SQL Server, you can spin up a new Microsoft Azure VM in a matter of minutes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/powershell/using-powershell-get-started-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/powershell/using-powershell-get-started-microsoft-azure#comments Azure PowerShell Azure PowerShell Console cmdlet Virtual machines VM Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:14:00 +0000 18991 at http://sqlmag.com Modifying the Default SQL Script in Management Studio http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/modifying-default-sql-script-management-studio <div class="node-body article-body">One simple solution you can employ to avoid running a query against the wrong instance, is altering the code that populates each and every New Query window that is populated in SSMS, the default query.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/modifying-default-sql-script-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/modifying-default-sql-script-management-studio#comments SQL Server Database Administration Database Administrator default query SQL Server Management Studio SSMS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18941 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server News from Microsoft WPC 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-news-microsoft-wpc-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Get a glimpse at some of the SQL Server-related news to come out of the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held July 13-17 in Washington, D.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-news-microsoft-wpc-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-news-microsoft-wpc-2014#comments SQL Server Database Administration Azure Cisco Machine Learning Power BI SQL Accelerator storage Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 18981 at http://sqlmag.com Top 5 SQL Server Hybrid Cloud Resources http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/top-5-sql-server-hybrid-cloud-resources <div class="node-body gallery-body">A hybrid cloud scenario may be economical and practical for your SQL Server environment. Learn more about possible options.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/top-5-sql-server-hybrid-cloud-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/top-5-sql-server-hybrid-cloud-resources#comments Hybrid Cloud SQL Server 2014 Azure Azure SQL Database hybrid cloud private cloud pubic cloud security Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18951 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying Query Text and Graphical Execution Plans in Active Queries http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/identifying-query-text-and-graphical-execution-plans-active-queries <div class="node-body article-body">The information about what is currently running on a SQL Server is fairly easy to collect from a singled Dynamic Management Function (DMF).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/identifying-query-text-and-graphical-execution-plans-active-queries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/identifying-query-text-and-graphical-execution-plans-active-queries#comments Database Performance Tuning Database Administration active queries active statements DMF DMO dynamic management object Dynamic Managment Function Execution plans T-SQL code Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18871 at http://sqlmag.com ioControl Virtualization Reference Architecture http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/iocontrol-virtualization-reference-architecture <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Fusion-io </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtualizing and centralizing computer desktops enables end-user computing environments to be controlled from a central point. However, decoupling applis, data, and the OS from the end-point and moving these components into the datacenter, results in a more streamlined and secure way to manage users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/iocontrol-virtualization-reference-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fusion-io Virtualization Resources Sponsored Fusion-io virtualization White Paper Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:32:00 +0000 19021 at http://sqlmag.com The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition#comments SQL Server licensing licensing SQL Server SQL Server Standard Edition Standard Edition Practical SQL Server Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:00 +0000 18891 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying a Subsequence in a Sequence, Part 3 http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/identifying-subsequence-in-sequence-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Two even better solutions for solving this challenge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Itzik Ben-Gan presents two reader-submitted solutions for identifying a subsequence within a sequence, both of which far surpass his original solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/identifying-subsequence-in-sequence-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/identifying-subsequence-in-sequence-part-3#comments T-SQL SQL Server iterative solution Microsoft relational solution sequence set-based solution SQL Server subsequence T-SQL Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 18801 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Backup Encryption http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-backup-encryption <div class="field-deck"> No third party software required with SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When used properly, database backup encryption is a great way to protect database backups from being viewed by unauthorized people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-backup-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-backup-encryption#comments SQL Server 2014 Security asymmetric key Backup encryption certificate encryption master key restoring an encrypted database Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 18831 at http://sqlmag.com Policing the Use of SQL Server Management Studio http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/policing-use-sql-server-management-studio <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server Management Studio suffers from a lack of dedicated developer talent assigned to update it, but it's the best tool we currently have for the full range of administrative duties database administrators face.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/policing-use-sql-server-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/policing-use-sql-server-management-studio#comments Database Administration best practices Database Administrator dm_exec_sessions dynamic management views management studio security SQL Server Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18731 at http://sqlmag.com ASP.NET Session State Provider for SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/aspnet-session-state-provider-sql-server-2014-memory-oltp <div class="node-body gallery-body">Microsoft has created a new ASP.NET Session State Provider that enables you to optimize ASP.NET web farms and more easily take advantage of SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP using a packaged solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/aspnet-session-state-provider-sql-server-2014-memory-oltp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/aspnet-session-state-provider-sql-server-2014-memory-oltp#comments ASP.NET SQL Server 2014 Database Development ASP.NET database In-Memory OLTP Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:42:00 +0000 18851 at http://sqlmag.com Configuring AlwaysOn Read-Only Replicas http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/configuring-alwayson-read-only-replicas <div class="field-deck"> How to configure read-only secondary replicas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to configure your SQL Server AlwaysOn replica to allow read-only access.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/configuring-alwayson-read-only-replicas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/configuring-alwayson-read-only-replicas#comments SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Database Administration AlwaysOn Availability Groups secondary replica Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:42:00 +0000 18841 at http://sqlmag.com Essential SQL Server Monitoring: Top Issues Identified by Health Checks http://sqlmag.com/datavail/essential-sql-server-monitoring-tips-successful-sql-server-health-check <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: DatAvail </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SQL Server is a business critical component for most companies’ line-of-business applications and regular monitoring is essential to maintain optimal operation as well as troubleshoot performance issues. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/datavail/essential-sql-server-monitoring-tips-successful-sql-server-health-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DatAvail SQL Server DatAvail SQL Server Web Seminar Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 18961 at http://sqlmag.com Mainstream Support Ends for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/mainstream-support-ends-sql-server-2008-2008-r2 <div class="field-deck"> Technical support, including security updates, continues until July 9, 2019 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft will continue to provide technical support, including security updates, for both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, until July 9, 2019.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/mainstream-support-ends-sql-server-2008-2008-r2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/mainstream-support-ends-sql-server-2008-2008-r2#comments SQL Server 2008 extended support mainstream support secuirty updates SQL Server 2008 R2 technical support Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:36:00 +0000 18771 at http://sqlmag.com Using the all_columns System View in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-allcolumns-system-view-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">A quick and easy way to query the database schema for a particular column name is through the use of a seldom-recognized system view called all_columns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-allcolumns-system-view-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/using-allcolumns-system-view-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration all_columns Database Administrator Database Developer system views Tip Transact SQL Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 18681 at http://sqlmag.com Business Intelligence Market Shifts http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/business-intelligence-market-shifts <div class="node-body article-body">Analytics is taking center stage in the business world. More than eight years ago there was chatter about an inevitable market shift from traditional BI to analytics. In 2014, those predictions have indeed become a reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/business-intelligence-market-shifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/business-intelligence-market-shifts#comments Business Intelligence Analytics career outlook Power BI skills tools training Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18761 at http://sqlmag.com How To Eliminate MySQL Performance Issues http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/how-eliminate-mysql-performance-issues <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: NuoDB </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The coveted idea of a &ldquo;single database&rdquo; has been lambasted as an unattainable goal, and rightfully so, given the constraints of traditional database environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/how-eliminate-mysql-performance-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NuoDB Database Administration Resources Database Management NuoDB White Paper Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 18931 at http://sqlmag.com Analyst Report: A Geo-Distributed Database: What It Is, What It Does http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/analyst-report-geo-distributed-database-what-it-what-it-does <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: NuoDB </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The coveted idea of a &ldquo;single database&rdquo; has been lambasted as an unattainable goal, and rightfully so, given the constraints of traditional database environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/analyst-report-geo-distributed-database-what-it-what-it-does" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NuoDB Database Administration Resources Database Management NuoDB White Paper Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 18921 at http://sqlmag.com Considerations For ISVs In The Shift To Cloud Databases http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/considerations-isvs-shift-cloud-databases <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: NuoDB </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The coveted idea of a &ldquo;single database&rdquo; has been lambasted as an unattainable goal, and rightfully so, given the constraints of traditional database environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/considerations-isvs-shift-cloud-databases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NuoDB Cloud Database Administration Resources Database Management NuoDB White Paper Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 18911 at http://sqlmag.com What is a Distributed Database? And Why Do You Need One? http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/what-distributed-database-and-why-do-you-need-one <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: NuoDB </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The coveted idea of a &ldquo;single database&rdquo; has been lambasted as an unattainable goal, and rightfully so, given the constraints of traditional database environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/nuodb/what-distributed-database-and-why-do-you-need-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NuoDB Database Administration Resources Database Management NuoDB White Paper Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 18901 at http://sqlmag.com Replication: Sometimes More is Less http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less#comments Database Administration publication publication replication replication SQL Server SQL Server Tip Tip trick trick Practical SQL Server Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18721 at http://sqlmag.com EMS SQL Backup for SQL Server 1.5 Released http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/ems-sql-backup-sql-server-15-released <div class="node-body article-body">EMS Database Management Solutions, Inc., has released the latest version of their SQL Backup for SQL Server tool used for executing multiple maintenance tasks.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/ems-sql-backup-sql-server-15-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/ems-sql-backup-sql-server-15-released#comments Database Administration backup files EMS SQL Backup for SQL Server encryption software Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18711 at http://sqlmag.com New Service: Backup SQL Server in the Cloud with IDrive http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/new-service-backup-sql-server-cloud-idrive <div class="node-body article-body">IDrive, a cloud data backup and storage provider, has launched advanced server backup to the cloud for Microsoft SQL Server.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/new-service-backup-sql-server-cloud-idrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/new-service-backup-sql-server-cloud-idrive#comments Database Backup and Recovery Cloud database backup and recovery Database Server Backup IDrive key encryption Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:36:00 +0000 18691 at http://sqlmag.com When Will Key SQL Server Processes End? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/when-will-key-sql-server-processes-end <div class="field-deck"> A simple method for identifying when certain processes in SQL Server will complete </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is a simple script that makes use of SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects so you can get an idea how long certain key processes are going to take.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/when-will-key-sql-server-processes-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/when-will-key-sql-server-processes-end#comments Database Administration code Database Administrator Database Developer queries script SQL Server Administration SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects T-SQL Solutions Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18671 at http://sqlmag.com Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage with XenDesktop http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/fusion-iocontrol-hybrid-storage-xendesktop <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Fusion-io </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtualizing and centralizing computer desktops enables end-user computing environments consisting of such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and cellphones) to be controlled from a central point. However, decoupling applications, data, and the operating system from the end-point and moving these components into the datacenter, results in a more streamlined and secure way to manage users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/fusion-iocontrol-hybrid-storage-xendesktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fusion-io Resources Sponsored Fusion-io White Paper Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:00 +0000 18791 at http://sqlmag.com ioControl Reference Architecture for VMware Horizon View http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/iocontrol-reference-architecture-vmware-horizon-view <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Fusion-io </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Desktop management at any scale is a tedious job. Imaging, reimaging, and troubleshooting desktop systems consume valuable IT resources, and keep employees from being productive. For a deployment to be successful, the computing and storage infrastructure must deliver a high-quality, predictable, and productive user experience. This whitepaper further explains the following: &bull; How desktop user experience is highly dependent on application latencies, which are dependent on host server and storage performance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/fusion-io/iocontrol-reference-architecture-vmware-horizon-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fusion-io Resources Sponsored desktop management Fusion-io Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:00 +0000 18781 at http://sqlmag.com