SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en SQL Select: Basic SQL Server Setup Checklist http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are some basic settings that are best practices for almost all new SQL Server instances</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-basic-sql-server-setup-checklist#comments SQL Server Ad Hoc Workloads AUTO_CLOSE AUTO_SHRINK Max Server Memory Min Server Memory Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:56:00 +0000 23051 at http://sqlmag.com Delivering Actionable Analytics with Power BI iPad app http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app <div class="node-body article-body">If you like what you’ve seen for Mobile BI on iPad, Microsoft announced on January 27, 2015 that these features are also coming later this year for Android and Windows devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app#comments Power BI Power BI Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:47:00 +0000 23041 at http://sqlmag.com Starting Your Modeling Career with Analysis Services Tabular Models-Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">In this second in a series of four articles about designing and using Tabular models, you will learn how to get started with Data Analysis Expressions. In the articles that follow, we will add more sophisticated features to deliver production-scale solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/starting-your-modeling-career-analysis-services-tabular-models-part-2#comments SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular DAX Tabular models Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:31:00 +0000 23021 at http://sqlmag.com Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries <div class="node-body blog-body">Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-guest-blogs">SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-profiling-rescue-pushing-metadata-boundaries#comments SQL Server Database Administration Sponsored Melissa Data Metadata Profiling SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:51:00 +0000 23011 at http://sqlmag.com IT/Dev Connections Call for Speakers in its Waning Hours http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours <div class="node-body article-body"><h3> 2015 Call For Speakers at IT/Dev Connections is Winding Down</h3> <p>Though technically the Call for Speaker&#39;s for this year&#39;s IT/Dev Connections Conference at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas closed yesterday I&#39;ve persuaded the Powers That Be to leave the window on submissions open through tomorrow.&nbsp; I do know how my fellow SQL Server Professionals love to take their time to mull over their abstract opportunities and get their sessions just right before submitting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/itdev-connections-call-speakers-its-waning-hours#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections SQL Server Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:08:00 +0000 23001 at http://sqlmag.com https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/VuTRfx_8KbvCeN9CWohu_jLm_d_srTxrEZUDrbDC4QWrX6UbtbH1bJ4z3RBxaW2BpqtT0Q Has Your Organization Upgraded to SQL Server 2014? http://sqlmag.com/poll/02192015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Upgrading an enterprise database is no small feat. Has your company made the move to SQL Server 2014?</p> </div><form action="/poll/02192015" 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-1641-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1641"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1641" name="choice" value="1641" class="form-radio" /> No, but we plan to this year.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1651-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1651"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1651" name="choice" value="1651" class="form-radio" /> No, but we plan to. We just don't know when yet.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1661-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1661"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1661" name="choice" value="1661" class="form-radio" /> No, we have no plans to upgrade.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1671-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1671"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1671" name="choice" value="1671" class="form-radio" /> We are on, or plan to move to, another database platform.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1681-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1681"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1681" name="choice" value="1681" class="form-radio" /> Yes, we have already made the move.</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="22991" 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-53a3NZFGnU1URnoA4k4798j2j59dpNgU_6Mt_FoHihY" value="form-53a3NZFGnU1URnoA4k4798j2j59dpNgU_6Mt_FoHihY" /> <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/02192015#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:03:27 +0000 22991 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Opens Up Azure HDInsight Support to Linux http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux <div class="node-body article-body">Continuing to deliver on its promised commitment to open source, Microsoft yesterday announced support for running Azure HDInsight on Ubuntu Linux clusters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-opens-azure-hdinsight-support-linux#comments SQL Server Azure big data clusters Hadoop hdinsight linux ubuntu Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:11:00 +0000 22981 at http://sqlmag.com Tip: Finding Unused Indexes http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes <div class="field-deck"> Find your unused indexes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find your unused indexes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/tip-finding-unused-indexes#comments SQL Server DMV Indexes sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:58:00 +0000 22961 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Containers: How Big a Deal? http://sqlmag.com/poll/02122015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>IdeaXchange&#39;s Don Boxley recently imagined a SQL Server world in which <a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-containers-science-fiction-or-reality?elq=%3Cspan%20class=eloquaemail%3Erecipientid%3C/span%3E" style="text-decoration: none">containers were the norm</a>, enabling a host of new and often automated capabilities. How big a deal would this kind of functionality be at your organization? (Note: If you pick &quot;other,&quot; please tell us what the &quot;other&quot; is in the comments section.)</p> </div><form action="/poll/02122015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" 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-1591-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1591"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1591" name="choice" value="1591" class="form-radio" /> It would be a very big deal. Bring it.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1601-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1601"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1601" name="choice" value="1601" class="form-radio" /> It would be a big deal, but not in a good way. Pass.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1611-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1611"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1611" name="choice" value="1611" class="form-radio" /> It wouldn't have a significant effect on how we currently use SQL Server.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1621-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1621"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1621" name="choice" value="1621" class="form-radio" /> Not sure</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1631-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1631"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1631" name="choice" value="1631" class="form-radio" /> Other</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax-1" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-1" value="22941" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-1" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-Q9rlkViSfjQPj0A5VBsiP8uxroP2-668DbpKDM89snc" value="form-Q9rlkViSfjQPj0A5VBsiP8uxroP2-668DbpKDM89snc" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://sqlmag.com/poll/02122015#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:00:49 +0000 22941 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-16-job-synchronization-checkup-logic">previous post</a>, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I&rsquo;ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks.</p></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-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-17-creating-jobs-check-synchronization#comments SQL Server sql server agent sql server agent SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica Practical SQL Server Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:04:00 +0000 22051 at http://sqlmag.com Table Variable Tip http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip <div class="field-deck"> Table variables aren't affected by user transaction rollback </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One great reason to use table variables rather than temporary tables is that table variables aren't affected when a user transaction rolls back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip#comments T-SQL SQL Server Performance SQL Server T-SQL table variables temporary tables Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:53:00 +0000 22871 at http://sqlmag.com Where Microsoft Leads (in Pricing), Others Are Sure to Follow? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-microsoft-leads-pricing-others-are-sure-follow <div class="node-body article-body">After watching Microsoft come late to the table for so many years, it's still kind of surprising (refreshing?) to see it taking the lead. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-microsoft-leads-pricing-others-are-sure-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-microsoft-leads-pricing-others-are-sure-follow#comments SQL Server Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional cloud hybrid cloud IT Manager on-premise SQL Server Windows 10 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:02:00 +0000 22861 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio Requires Modernization http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-management-studio-requires-modernization <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server Management Studio is over 10 years old and little has been done to accommodate growth and feature enhancements in the SQL Server platform. The time has come for Microsoft to invest in it's future as the core client tool for it's flagship data platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-management-studio-requires-modernization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-management-studio-requires-modernization#comments Database Administration SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:56:00 +0000 22851 at http://sqlmag.com http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_farmhouse_Moonambel.jpg The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: In-Memory OLTP http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-memory-oltp <div class="field-deck"> What you need to know about In-Memory OLTP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What you need to know about In-Memory OLTP</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-memory-oltp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-memory-oltp#comments SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Engine memory-optimized Stored procedure table TPC-C Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:22:00 +0000 22831 at http://sqlmag.com A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you#comments SQL Server Development Analytics big data Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional data visualization Database Administrator Database Developer Developer IT Manager R R Project Revolution Analytics Visualization Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:02:00 +0000 22741 at http://sqlmag.com R visualization of how the World Cup national teams are drawn from League players from around the world. Source: Guy Abel, via http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/01/23/microsoft-acquire-revolution-analytics-help-customers-find-big-data-value-advanced-statistical-analysis/ SQL Server Containers: Science Fiction or Reality? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-containers-science-fiction-or-reality <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I read an article by <a href="http://research.gigaom.com/2014/12/are-we-moving-to-autonomous-self-migrating-containers-for-cloud-application-automation-i-think-so/" target="_blank">David Linthicum</a> back in December 2014 that laid out the following scenario:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-containers-science-fiction-or-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-containers-science-fiction-or-reality#comments SQL Server SQL Server Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:40:00 +0000 22701 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Pro in 2015: New Ideas, Directions, Voices http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-pro-2015-new-ideas-directions-voices <div class="field-byline"> By Marcia Parker </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">We&#39;re ready to take SQL Server Pro to the next level and we&#39;re calling on you for suggestions. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-pro-2015-new-ideas-directions-voices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-pro-2015-new-ideas-directions-voices#comments SQL Server Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:28:00 +0000 22651 at http://sqlmag.com Can I Revert Back from In-Memory OLTP Tables to Standard Disk-based Tables? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/can-i-revert-back-memory-oltp-tables-standard-disk-based-tables <div class="field-deck"> See how to change a memory-optimized table to a standard table </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Yes you can revert a memory optimized table back to a standard disk-based table. While the preponderance of material you&rsquo;ll find on the Internet will tell you how to migrate to In-Memory OLTP memory optimized tables there&rsquo;s very little advice on how to move back if the new memory optimized tables didn&rsquo;t work out. In-Memory OLTP is a great technology but there could be a number of reasons for moving back. In-Memory OLTP is best when you have a situation where the application is waiting for locks and latches.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/can-i-revert-back-memory-oltp-tables-standard-disk-based-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/can-i-revert-back-memory-oltp-tables-standard-disk-based-tables#comments SQL Server 2014 Analysis Migrate Report Tool In-Memory OLTP Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:18:00 +0000 22621 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Makes Big Moves in Big Data Analytics http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft is again making waves by announcing significant pricing model changes for the Power BI SaaS offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics#comments Power BI Power BI Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:00 +0000 22601 at http://sqlmag.com Efficient SQL Server Administration: Mise En Place for IT http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/efficient-sql-server-administration-mise-en-place-it <div class="node-body article-body">Mise En Place is a culinary term which refers to organizing and arranging ingredients required for a shift in a professional restaurant for preparing all menu items for a given shift. While a culinary term its practice can be applied to anything: even database administration and development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/efficient-sql-server-administration-mise-en-place-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/efficient-sql-server-administration-mise-en-place-it#comments SQL Server Database Administration Business Decision Maker efficiency Professional Development SQL Server Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:52:00 +0000 22581 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/tannazie/3861535268/ AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-18-health-checks-availability-groups <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health.</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-18-health-checks-availability-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-18-health-checks-availability-groups#comments SQL Server Availability Groups Availability Groups cluster health cluster health cluster nodes cluster nodes SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:29:00 +0000 22471 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: Scalability http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-scalability <div class="field-deck"> Learn about SQL Server 2014's scalability capabilties </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about SQL Server 2014's scalability capabilties</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-scalability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-scalability#comments SQL Server 2014 cores database size maximums Memory scailability sockets SQL Server 2014 VM Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:17:00 +0000 22461 at http://sqlmag.com Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/cumulative-update-4-sql-server-2012-sp2-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">The latest cumulative update is available for SQL Server 2012 SP2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/cumulative-update-4-sql-server-2012-sp2-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/cumulative-update-4-sql-server-2012-sp2-now-available#comments SQL Server 2012 CU CU4 cumulative update SQL Server 2012 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:24:00 +0000 22451 at http://sqlmag.com How To Configure Power BI Preview On-Premise Analysis Services Data Sources http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-configure-power-bi-preview-premise-analysis-services-data-sources <div class="node-body article-body">In this article we will step through how to securely connect an on-premises Analysis Services Tabular mode instance for use as a data source in the Power BI Preview. You can alternatively use a virtual environment in Azure (IaaS). The process is similar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-configure-power-bi-preview-premise-analysis-services-data-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-configure-power-bi-preview-premise-analysis-services-data-sources#comments SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular Azure Business Decision Maker Database Administrator Database Developer Developer IaaS Power BI Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:55:00 +0000 22441 at http://sqlmag.com 5 Reasons Against Allowing db_owner Role Permissions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/5-reasons-against-allowing-dbowner-role-permissions <div class="node-body article-body">As someone who has had to implement independent software vendor-developed (aka "purchased") solutions with a foundation in SQL Server for over 15 years I cringe whenever I see that the vendor requires db_owner role permissions for the end users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/5-reasons-against-allowing-dbowner-role-permissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/5-reasons-against-allowing-dbowner-role-permissions#comments SQL Server db_owner security SQL Server Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:01:00 +0000 22431 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay/7528140924/in/set-72157630480245978 4 Methods of Identifying Connections Count in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/4-methods-identifying-connections-count-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Recently I received a question about finding out how many connections were associated with a SQL Server instance. The answers really depend upon which version of SQL Server we're talking about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/4-methods-identifying-connections-count-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/4-methods-identifying-connections-count-sql-server#comments SQL Server dynamic management views SQL Server Connections Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:48:00 +0000 22421 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay/5811733921/in/set-72157626790823147 How can I move SQL Server Agent Jobs to different systems? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-can-i-move-sql-server-agent-jobs-different-systems <div class="field-deck"> See how to move SQL Agents jobs between systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to move SQL Agents jobs between SQL Server instances</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-can-i-move-sql-server-agent-jobs-different-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-can-i-move-sql-server-agent-jobs-different-systems#comments SQL Server Job script sql agent T-SQL Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:30:00 +0000 22411 at http://sqlmag.com Overcoming Our Fear of Change in 2015 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/overcoming-our-fear-change-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">As I look at the research on change management, there seem to be some common reasons for why we fear change within organizations. Maybe you’ll recognize some of these in yourself or your organization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/overcoming-our-fear-change-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/overcoming-our-fear-change-2015#comments SQL Server 2015 Change Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 22401 at http://sqlmag.com Who’s in control of your data? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/who-s-control-your-data <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a lot of data out there, a lot more on the way, and an increasing demand for companies and organizations to process, analyze, and use data faster than ever before. Stuck in the middle are database administrators (DBAs), many of whom are finding it hard to keep control over databases and their associated data. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/who-s-control-your-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/who-s-control-your-data#comments SQL Server data SQL Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:54:00 +0000 22391 at http://sqlmag.com Walking through the Power BI Public Preview http://sqlmag.com/cloud/walking-through-power-bi-public-preview <div class="node-body article-body">Over the holidays Microsoft quietly released a public preview of Power BI’s recent innovations. This humble release was by design. 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