SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Introducing Azure SQL Database v12 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introducing-azure-sql-database-v12 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Those of you who are already hooked into Azure SQL Database know that v12 was in Public Preview in December of 2014 and has been available in most regions since February of this year, 2015. Despite Microsoft making a really big announcement about this release not that many people are aware of it. They really should be.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introducing-azure-sql-database-v12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/introducing-azure-sql-database-v12#comments SQL Server Azure V12 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:11:00 +0000 23751 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249386898089739847/ Top Reasons Why XtremIO and SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/emc/top-reasons-why-xtremio-and-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: EMC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Take 5 minutes and learn why XtremIO and SQL Server</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/emc/top-reasons-why-xtremio-and-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EMC Resources Sponsored Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:50:00 +0000 22271 at http://sqlmag.com Early Bird Discount and Full-Day Workshops for 2015 IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-discount-and-full-day-workshops-2015-itdev-connections <div class="node-body article-body">The IT/Dev Connections super early-bird discount ends on Tuesday, March 31st and it is the lowest price of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-discount-and-full-day-workshops-2015-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/early-bird-discount-and-full-day-workshops-2015-itdev-connections#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections discount Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:16:00 +0000 23731 at http://sqlmag.com How Vital is it for a SQL Server DBA to have a working knowledge of PowerShell? http://sqlmag.com/poll/03232015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/03232015" 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-checkboxes"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1821-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1821"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1821]" id="edit-choice-1821" value="1821" class="form-checkbox" /> Extremely important</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1831-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1831"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1831]" id="edit-choice-1831" value="1831" class="form-checkbox" /> Important but not necessary to be a good DBA</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1841-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1841"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1841]" id="edit-choice-1841" value="1841" class="form-checkbox" /> I don't feel I need to learn PowerShell to be a successful SQL Server DBA</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="23691" 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-mum2s2g1Jpax6lgyzBV48E7WIKIcDD7Kqyjb0oPlwhY" value="form-mum2s2g1Jpax6lgyzBV48E7WIKIcDD7Kqyjb0oPlwhY" /> <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/03232015#comments PowerShell Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:48:27 +0000 23691 at http://sqlmag.com Software Vendor Takes on SQL Injection http://sqlmag.com/database-security/software-vendor-takes-sql-injection <div class="node-body article-body">A Dublin company creates a solution claiming will prevent SQL injection attacks in web-based applications running Java.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/software-vendor-takes-sql-injection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/software-vendor-takes-sql-injection#comments Database Security database security SQL injection prevention Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 23571 at http://sqlmag.com http://globaltechconsultants.org/?q=content/sql-injection Overcoming the Top Eight Challenges During Notes-to-SharePoint Migrations http://sqlmag.com/dell/notes-sharepoint-migrations <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>April 9, 2015 at 11am PT / 2pm ET</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dell/notes-sharepoint-migrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Resources Sponsored Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:50:00 +0000 23381 at http://sqlmag.com Getting Started for Free with Amazon Web Services for SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-free-amazon-web-services-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Getting started with SQL Server in the Amazon Cloud is easy. It's also free for the first 12 months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-free-amazon-web-services-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/getting-started-free-amazon-web-services-sql-server#comments SQL Server Amazon Web Services AWS free SQL Server Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:11:00 +0000 23371 at http://sqlmag.com http://bayarrilibros.blogspot.com/2013/07/que-estas-en-las-nubes.html Power BI Preview now Globally Available http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced in his Convergence data culture keynote session this morning that Power BI Preview is now available globally in 140 markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available#comments Power BI Power BI Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:16:00 +0000 23361 at http://sqlmag.com For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-quality-intelligent-rules-add-value-golden-record <div class="node-body blog-body">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. 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Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing.</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-quality-intelligent-rules-add-value-golden-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-quality-intelligent-rules-add-value-golden-record#comments SQL Server Database Administration Sponsored Business Intelligence Professional Data quality Database Administrator Database Developer Golden Record Matching Melissa Data Survivorship SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:30:00 +0000 23351 at http://sqlmag.com Introducing the Free Power BI Designer Desktop App http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app <div class="node-body article-body">Power BI Designer provides self-service ETL and visual analytics in a unified, seamless experience. It is a free desktop data discovery tool that can be downloaded (32-bit and 64-bit options) and installed side-by-side with any version of Office or Excel on Windows. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app#comments Power BI Power BI Designer Desktop Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:25:00 +0000 23331 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-20-avoiding-backup-fragmentation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn&rsquo;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 &ndash; and therefore something you should avoid like the plague.</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-20-avoiding-backup-fragmentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-20-avoiding-backup-fragmentation#comments SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups backups backups Fragmentation fragmentation SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:56:00 +0000 23071 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: The Analysis Migrate Report (AMR) Tool http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-analysis-migrate-report-amr-tool <div class="field-deck"> See how to migrate your databases to In-Memory OLTP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to migrate your databases to 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-analysis-migrate-report-amr-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-analysis-migrate-report-amr-tool#comments SQL Server 2014 AMR Analysis Migrate Report In-Memory OLTP Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:11:00 +0000 23201 at http://sqlmag.com Big Data Is New--Not http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-data-new-not <div class="node-body article-body">In the grand scheme of things, "big data" is an idea as old as ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-data-new-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-data-new-not#comments SQL Server Analytics Audience big data Database Administrator information systems IT Manager relational database SQL Server Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:06:00 +0000 23191 at http://sqlmag.com Where Are the Next SQL Server Opportunities? Follow the Money http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-are-next-sql-server-opportunities-follow-money <div class="node-body article-body">I sometimes talk to “financial types” about what we’re doing, who our target customers are and what ecosystem we’re innovating in. The funny thing is, when I say, “We’re focused on the Microsoft Windows Server ecosystem—we think it’s a great place for innovation,” I usually get a little silence followed by, “Oh, is Linux on your roadmap?” I come away from these encounters bemused by this reaction to perceived opportunities within the Microsoft Windows Server ecosystem. So let’s look at where the data center money is.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-are-next-sql-server-opportunities-follow-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-are-next-sql-server-opportunities-follow-money#comments SQL Server Business Decision Maker Data center Gartner IT Manager Microsoft SQL Server Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:28:00 +0000 23181 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Announces Availability of DocumentDB and Azure Search http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new services: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's horse in the NoSQL race, and Azure Search.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search#comments SQL Server Development Azure Azure Search Business Intelligence Professional database Database Administrator Database Developer Developer DocumentDB Hadoop IT Manager NoSQL SQL Server Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:34:00 +0000 23161 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-19-availability-group-database-backups <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups.</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-19-availability-group-database-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-19-availability-group-database-backups#comments SQL Server Availability Groups Availability Groups backups backups SQL Server AlwaysOn SQL Server AlwaysOn Practical SQL Server Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:11:00 +0000 22971 at http://sqlmag.com Three Methods for Identifying When the SQL Services Were Last Started http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/three-methods-identifying-when-sql-services-were-last-started <div class="node-body article-body">Do you need to know the last time the SQL Services were restarted? Find out about three options on how to do just that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/three-methods-identifying-when-sql-services-were-last-started" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/three-methods-identifying-when-sql-services-were-last-started#comments Database Administration Database Administrator service start time SQL Server Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:53:00 +0000 23151 at http://sqlmag.com Building the Best Data Content Tracks for IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections <div class="node-body article-body">The call for speakers has closed and the time has begun to start crafting the best data tracks possible from the sessions that have been submitted. Here is a look into what we'll be bringing you this year at IT/Dev Connections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/building-best-data-content-tracks-itdev-connections#comments SQL Server IT/Dev Connections Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:19:00 +0000 23061 at http://sqlmag.com 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-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-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-1" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-1" value="22991" 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-xAzfZIb8Bx0fIX1duymcNoZIhuQ0sZNJTy5EBgo7A-I" value="form-xAzfZIb8Bx0fIX1duymcNoZIhuQ0sZNJTy5EBgo7A-I" /> <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/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 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 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:29:00 +0000 22471 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-2" 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-2" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-2" value="22941" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-2" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-GQAIPSWzXaFnbkIWErU2p3BNnVmrX6JnwjaV2C-oYNU" value="form-GQAIPSWzXaFnbkIWErU2p3BNnVmrX6JnwjaV2C-oYNU" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form-2" 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