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Pivot (or Unpivot) Your Data Commented on: 32 weeks ago (October 16, 2014)

The author, Itzik Ben-Gan, says, "No, SQL Server doesn't support mutiple aggregates with the PIVOT operator." -- Jayleen Heft, Editor

Welcome to the IdeaXchange Community Commented on: 33 weeks ago (October 14, 2014)

Hello everyone!

IdeaXchange is a wonderful opportunity to share expertise and experience. Looking forward to watching this community grow!

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Using SQL Server Permissions Commented on: 33 weeks ago (October 9, 2014)

Edit made. Thanks for the alert and fix! -- Jayleen, Editor

Inside SQL Server: Parse, Compile, and Optimize Commented on: 34 weeks ago (October 1, 2014)

We're glad the information was helpful! -- Jayleen Heft, Editor

Who's Your Boss? Commented on: 35 weeks ago (September 30, 2014)

This makes me think about predictions that more and more workers will eventually be independent contractors.

Database, Database on My Server, Do I Mirror Thee, Sync, or Async?! Commented on: 36 weeks ago (September 22, 2014)

Thanks for the great list of considerations!

Essential Resources for Anyone New to SQL Server Commented on: 36 weeks ago (September 22, 2014)

Great information, Kirsten! I would like to add that I'm very impressed with the willingness of SQL Server professionals to share their wisdom and knowledge. Don't be afraid to reach out for help...

Clustered Indexes Based Upon GUIDs Commented on: 36 weeks ago (September 17, 2014)

Thanks for sharing the link!

Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? Commented on: 36 weeks ago (September 17, 2014)

Safety first sounds like a best practice. I really want to hear from others. Please let us know your thoughts!

Big Data: Model or Not Model? Commented on: 37 weeks ago (September 11, 2014)

These are all great questions. I hope some readers let us know how they organize their "big data." Please share your experiences!

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
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