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  • crescent moon in night sky with clouds and stars
    Oct 12, 2011
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    PASS 2011: Project "Crescent" becomes Power View in SQL Server 2012 1

    Formerly code named project Crescent, Power View is a data exploration and visualization tool that enables ad-hoc queries from a variety of devices including new touch-based devices like Windows 8 will support....More
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    Oct 12, 2011
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    PASS 2011: Microsoft Embraces Big Data with Hadoop

    As a part of their any data, any size, anywhere initiative, at this year’s PASS 2011 conference in Seattle Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Business Platform Division announced Microsoft’s intension to deliver Hadoop based data management to Windows Server and Windows Azure....More
  • data storage rack
    Oct 4, 2011
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    Should I be using table partitioning or auto tiering features of my storage array?

    Debating SQL Server's table partitioning and storage array level auto-tiering....More
  • tmpdb Properties computer screenshot
    Sep 27, 2011
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    Long-winded thoughts on Migrating TempDB

    One of the problems of having a developer background is that I tend to think of things in terms of distinct operations. Most of the time that can be an advantage as it allows me to easily break up bigger tasks into smaller ‘bite-size’ units of work that I can then work on executing....More
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Administrator screenshot of Databse3
    Aug 25, 2011
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    First Look: Denali's New SQL Server Developer Tools - Part 1

    The new SQL Server Developer Tools (previously codenamed Juneau), is designed to close the gap between relational database development and BI development. From my point of view the new Developer Tools is overdue....More
  • database word cloud
    Aug 23, 2011
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    Finding Potentially Unused Views in Your Databases

    If I were granted two ‘wishes’ for SQL Server meta-data they would be: The addition of a created datetime column on sys.indexes. The addition of this column would make it trivial to figure out when an index was added (or re-added) to a database...More
  • Aug 9, 2011
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    Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook

    I read lots of books on SQL Server. In fact, I’m probably the Imelda Marcos of SQL Server books in some ways – as I’m constantly collecting and reading them....More

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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

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....More
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Nov 11, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks

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....More
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Nov 5, 2014
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SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
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