SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en What's Your SQL Server Uptime Target - and Can You Achieve It? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/whats-your-sql-server-uptime-target-and-can-you-achieve-it <div class="node-body article-body">What's your SQL Server uptime target? How do you compare to your peers? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/whats-your-sql-server-uptime-target-and-can-you-achieve-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/whats-your-sql-server-uptime-target-and-can-you-achieve-it#comments SQL Server SLA SQL Server Uptime Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:01:00 +0000 21791 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-sqlserver-jobs-part15-setting-linked-servers <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other. </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/alwayson-ags-sqlserver-jobs-part15-setting-linked-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-sqlserver-jobs-part15-setting-linked-servers#comments Database Security Database Administration AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups jobs synchronization jobs synchronization Kerberos kerberos Linked Servers Linked Servers Practical SQL Server Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:06:00 +0000 21781 at http://sqlmag.com My Summary of PASS Summit 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/my-summary-pass-summit-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Well, it's over. It was fun. It was exciting. It was educating. But it's over. PASS Summit 2014 was a great success, as always.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/my-summary-pass-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/my-summary-pass-summit-2014#comments SQL Server SQL PASS SQL Server Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:59:00 +0000 21771 at http://sqlmag.com Get Accurate Estimates with Filtered Indexes http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/get-accurate-estimates-filtered-indexes <div class="field-deck"> Improve cardinality estimates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use filtered indexes and statistics for improved cardinality estimates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/get-accurate-estimates-filtered-indexes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/get-accurate-estimates-filtered-indexes#comments T-SQL SQL Server cardinality estimate filtered index Index T-SQL Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 21681 at http://sqlmag.com What’s your favorite SQL Server feature? http://sqlmag.com/poll/favorite-sqlserver-feature-11172014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/favorite-sqlserver-feature-11172014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1491-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1491"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1491" name="choice" value="1491" class="form-radio" /> AlwaysOn</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1501-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1501"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1501" name="choice" value="1501" class="form-radio" /> Azure Integration</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1511-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1511"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1511" name="choice" value="1511" class="form-radio" /> Backup Encryption</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1521-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1521"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1521" name="choice" value="1521" class="form-radio" /> Columnstore Index</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1531-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1531"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1531" name="choice" value="1531" class="form-radio" /> Database Mirroring</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1541-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1541"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1541" name="choice" value="1541" class="form-radio" /> In-Memory OLTP</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1551-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1551"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1551" name="choice" value="1551" class="form-radio" /> Replication</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1561-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1561"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1561" name="choice" value="1561" class="form-radio" /> Reporting Services</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1571-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1571"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1571" name="choice" value="1571" class="form-radio" /> Resource Governor</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1581-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1581"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1581" name="choice" value="1581" class="form-radio" /> Transparent Data Encryption</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="21761" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-k2mVa6RvUKBoP8iy-dPFEFi9y94q5Mvo4Z4HqQZnbnE" value="form-k2mVa6RvUKBoP8iy-dPFEFi9y94q5Mvo4Z4HqQZnbnE" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://sqlmag.com/poll/favorite-sqlserver-feature-11172014#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:06:50 +0000 21761 at http://sqlmag.com Add SQL Server Job Failure Notifications with PowerShell http://sqlmag.com/powershell/add-sql-server-job-failure-notifications-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to add SQL Server job failure notifications with PowerShell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/powershell/add-sql-server-job-failure-notifications-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/powershell/add-sql-server-job-failure-notifications-powershell#comments PowerShell Database Mail SQL Mail sql server agent Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:50:00 +0000 21751 at http://sqlmag.com Can Container Virtualization Unlock the Promise of Stacked SQL Server Instances? http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/can-container-virtualization-unlock-promise-stacked-sql-server-instances <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of technical and operational challenges, the stacking of SQL Server instances is something we should be driving toward in order to achieve the significant economic benefits of stacking instances. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/can-container-virtualization-unlock-promise-stacked-sql-server-instances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/can-container-virtualization-unlock-promise-stacked-sql-server-instances#comments Database High Availability Database Virtualization Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:16:00 +0000 21741 at http://sqlmag.com Auditing for Azure SQL Database Exits Preview http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/auditing-azure-sql-database-exits-preview <div class="node-body article-body">After just 3 months in preview, Auditing for Azure SQL Database is now publicly available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/auditing-azure-sql-database-exits-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/auditing-azure-sql-database-exits-preview#comments Azure SQL Server Azure database SQL Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:36:00 +0000 21731 at http://sqlmag.com Amazing Week at PASS Summit 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/amazing-week-pass-summit-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Last week was my first PASS Summit, and there are just no words for how amazing it was.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/amazing-week-pass-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/amazing-week-pass-summit-2014#comments SQL Server PASS Summit Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:26:00 +0000 21721 at http://sqlmag.com Building an Automated Database Deployment Pipeline http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/building-automated-database-deployment-pipeline <div class="field-byline"> Grant Fritchey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The entire process of building an automated database deployment pipeline has to be focused around eliminating or mitigating the natural friction that occurs between development and operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/building-automated-database-deployment-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/building-automated-database-deployment-pipeline#comments Database Administration automated database deployment continuous delivery developers Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 21701 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-14-establishing-synchronization-checks <div class="node-body blog-body">When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts.</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/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-14-establishing-synchronization-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-14-establishing-synchronization-checks#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning connection connection jobs jobs Scripting scripting sql server agent sql server agent synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:34:00 +0000 21711 at http://sqlmag.com Find a Minimum Missing Value http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/find-minimum-missing-value <div class="field-deck"> Determine the most efficient method </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover the most efficient method to identify the minimum missing value after the minimum existing value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/find-minimum-missing-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/find-minimum-missing-value#comments T-SQL SQL Server minimum sequence T-SQL value Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21671 at http://sqlmag.com Enhancing SQL Agent Notifications http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Agent has certain limitations but they can usually be overcome given a bit of simple ingenuity. Join Tim as he shows you how to get SQL Agent to speak to a wider audience when needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications#comments Database Performance Tuning agent notification SQL SQL Server Administration Tips tips Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:22:00 +0000 21661 at http://sqlmag.com Actifio 6.1 Delivers Advanced Integration with SQL Server and Hyper-V Environments http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/actifio-61-delivers-advanced-integration-sql-server-and-hyper-v-environments <div class="field-deck"> Automated workflow for DBAs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At PASS Summit 2014, Actifio, a copy data virtualization company, announced new platform features for enterprise users of SQL Server and Hyper-V environments. </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/actifio-61-delivers-advanced-integration-sql-server-and-hyper-v-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/actifio-61-delivers-advanced-integration-sql-server-and-hyper-v-environments#comments Database Virtualization Database Administration data virtualization Hyper-V Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:45:00 +0000 21651 at http://sqlmag.com Kroll Ontrack: Ontrack PowerControls for SQL http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/kroll-ontrack-ontrack-powercontrols-sql <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Expanded with new tools </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On November 4th, Kroll OnTrack announced an expansion of its Ontrack PowerControls suite, which now includes granular search and a restoration tool for 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/sql-server/kroll-ontrack-ontrack-powercontrols-sql" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/kroll-ontrack-ontrack-powercontrols-sql#comments SQL Server Kroll Ontrack Ontrack PowerControls restores SQL Server tables Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000 21611 at http://sqlmag.com Stack Instances to Unlock Millions in "Hidden" SQL Server License Value http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/stack-instances-unlock-millions-hidden-sql-server-license-value <div class="node-body article-body">I talk to SQL Server users most days and the question I'm asked most often is always some variation of "How can I get more out of SQL Server for less money?" I tell users the secret to significantly reducing the cost of deploying SQL Server is simple: Stack instances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/stack-instances-unlock-millions-hidden-sql-server-license-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/stack-instances-unlock-millions-hidden-sql-server-license-value#comments Database Administration costs license Software Assurance sa SQL Server instances Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:45:00 +0000 21641 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Gets PHP Support, Java Support on the Way http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sql-server-gets-php-support-java-support-way <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft has released a driver to allow PHP developers to connect directly with SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.</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-development/sql-server-gets-php-support-java-support-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sql-server-gets-php-support-java-support-way#comments Azure SQL Server 2014 Database Development Windows Azure Development Azure SQL Database Java PHP SQL Server Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:14:00 +0000 21631 at http://sqlmag.com PASS Summit 2014 Reveals Next Generation Power BI http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body">For Microsoft BI fans, an exciting demonstration of the next generation of Power BI was unveiled by James Phillips. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi#comments Power BI Business Intelligence data visualizations PASS Summit Power BI Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:40:00 +0000 21621 at http://sqlmag.com SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-pass-summit-2014-day-one-keynote <div class="node-body blog-body">Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-select-blog">SQL SELECT Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-pass-summit-2014-day-one-keynote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-pass-summit-2014-day-one-keynote#comments SQL Server Azure SQL Database columnstore columnstore In-Memory OLTP In-Memory OLTP SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2014 Windows Azure SQL Database SQL SELECT Blog Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:23:00 +0000 21601 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft's Azure SQL Database-as-a-Service Improvements Highlighted at Pass Summit 2014 http://sqlmag.com/azure/microsofts-azure-sql-database-service-improvements-highlighted-pass-summit-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">At the Pass Summit today, Microsoft kicked off the event with announcements around upcoming improvements to Azure SQL and also unveiled a Machine Learning free-for-all.</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/azure/microsofts-azure-sql-database-service-improvements-highlighted-pass-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/microsofts-azure-sql-database-service-improvements-highlighted-pass-summit-2014#comments Azure Azure Azure SQL Machine Learning SQL Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:12:00 +0000 21591 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 13: Creating and Populating a Batch Job State Table http://sqlmag.com/blog/creating-and-populating-batch-job-stat <div class="node-body blog-body">Get a detailed look at some simple mechanisms that can be used to track the state of SQL Server Agent Jobs being used as Batch Jobs against SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Databases.</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/creating-and-populating-batch-job-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/creating-and-populating-batch-job-stat#comments Database High Availability Database Administration SQL Server Agent Job Synchronization SQL Server Agent Job Synchronization SQL Server Agent Jobs. AlwaysOn Availabilitly Groups SQL Server Agent Jobs. AlwaysOn Availabilitly Groups Practical SQL Server Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21581 at http://sqlmag.com Important Soft Skills for the Entry-Level Data Professional http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/important-soft-skills-entry-level-data-professional <div class="node-body article-body">When hiring for an entry-level data professional role, you don't have the same technical benchmarks to measure prospective candidates against compared to when you're looking to fill higher-level technical roles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/important-soft-skills-entry-level-data-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/important-soft-skills-entry-level-data-professional#comments Database Administration Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21531 at http://sqlmag.com Tracking Progress of SQL Server Index Builds and Rebuilds http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tracking-progress-sql-server-index-builds-and-rebuilds <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server allows tracking the progress of index build and rebuilds. For online index operations, it's pretty straightforward, while for offline index operations it's trickier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tracking-progress-sql-server-index-builds-and-rebuilds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tracking-progress-sql-server-index-builds-and-rebuilds#comments Database Administration index rebuild index trees Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 21511 at http://sqlmag.com What Do We Do to Reduce Complexity in the Next Generation of the Datacenter? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter <div class="node-body article-body">Over the next 24 months, the use of private/hybrid cloud environments to run SQL Server is projected to grow 82 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter#comments Hybrid Cloud Database Performance Tuning Database Virtualization Database Administration datacenter hybrid cloud private cloud virtualization Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:00 +0000 21481 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 12: Issues with Enabling and Disabling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body">An in-depth look at some of the concerns involved with enabling/disabling entire SQL Server jobs based upon whether they should be run, or not—and then look at options for addressing those concerns.</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/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups batch jobs batch jobs category category disabled disabled enabled enabled SQL Server Agent Jobs SQL Server Agent Jobs Practical SQL Server Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21421 at http://sqlmag.com Database Normalization Still Relevant in a NoSQL World http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world <div class="field-deck"> Data is being used and reused in ways that were never imagined </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, we have relational database management systems like SQL Server sharing the spotlight with variations of the NoSQL technology. Let's revisit the original reasons for normalizing data and see if they're still relevant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence data normalization data warehouse NoSQL Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 21411 at http://sqlmag.com Top Trends in Database Technology http://sqlmag.com/dell/top-trends-database-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 @ 2pm ET - Top Trends in Database Technology webinar</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dell/top-trends-database-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database Dell Webinar Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:56:00 +0000 21521 at http://sqlmag.com New, Free SQL Server Index Maintenance Solution: Minion Reindex http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex <div class="node-body article-body">Index maintenance is critical to database performance, yet a huge number of shops don't have a decent solution in place. The MidnightDBA team has announced the release of Minion Reindex, a new, free index maintenance solution for 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-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex#comments Database Performance Tuning database administrators index maintenance logging Minion Reindex reindexing Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:00 +0000 21391 at http://sqlmag.com Returning Column Metadata for a Specific Table http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table <div class="field-deck"> Do you ever have one of those questions you just can't find a good solution to through an Internet search? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server Community uses Twitter quite efficiently—and just yesterday, through the use of the #sqlhelp hashtag—one community member had their question answered, and I came up with this article as a result.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table#comments Database Administration Metadata SQL Server Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:44:00 +0000 21381 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay/7528510568/in/set-72157630480956030 Top 5 Things to Look for in a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) Provider http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider <div class="node-body article-body">For SQL Server users who can't afford to build, configure, test, and maintain an effective SQL Server disaster recovery plan (DRP), disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) can be a great option.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database Virtualization Cloud Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service DRaaS recovery plans standards Virtual machines VMs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:33:00 +0000 21361 at http://sqlmag.com