1. Copying an on-premise Database to an Azure SQL Database

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    August 24, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Continuing my exploration of Azure the next logical step seemed to be copying an on-premise database up to the cloud. …
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  2. Cloud Security

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    August 22, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case you hadn’t noticed I’ve recently started looking at the cloud and what it entails. Well one of those …
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  3. RBAR vs Batch

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    August 17, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Many years ago Jeff Moden (of SQL Server Central fame) came up with the concept of RBAR. Row-By-Agonizing-Row. At it’s …
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  4. Temper, Temper

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    August 15, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Possibly the single most influential event in my career happened over 25 years ago. I lost my temper at a …
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  5. Write-Only permissions

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    August 11, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yep, that’s right, you heard me. Write-Only not Read-Only. I was presenting SQL Server Security Basics at NTSSUG the other …
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  6. Azure: What’s the difference between SQL Database and SQL Server?

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    August 9, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you want to blog T-SQL Tuesday is a great way to get started. On the first Tuesday of each …
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  7. What’s the difference between LEFT and RIGHT OUTER JOINs?

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    August 3, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    A DBA walked into a bar, saw a couple of tables, and asked “Can I JOIN you?” There are several …
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  8. Using impersonation to allow a task without granting the required permission.

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    August 1, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I use impersonation on a regular basis for a number of different tasks. This one is pretty basic but can …
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  9. When was this database restored?

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    July 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently need to know where backups went and I restore those backups for operational recovery on a regular basis. …
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  10. Blogger Questions: What should I blog about?

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    July 25, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the last four years I’ve blogged almost 400 times. It’s become a refuge, a resource, a source of pride, …
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