1. What is the CONTROL permission?

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    January 19, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the most powerful permissions available in SQL Server is control. But what exactly is it? Per BOL: CONTROL: …
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  2. “They need help, we must help.” #forGarethSwan

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    January 14, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    We just finished a memorial for Gareth Swanepoel. He was an amazing person and someone I wish I’d gotten to …
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  3. Sometimes a change is as good as a break : T-SQL Tuesday #134

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    January 12, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    James McGillivray (blog|twitter) wants us to give him a break. Well. Actually I guess he wants to know how we …
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  4. SQL Homework – January 2020 – Create an End of Year/New Year checklist.

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    January 5, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s a brand new year and hopefully it will be better than last year. While that may be particularly true …
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  5. Hope!

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    December 31, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    2020 was a rough year. We’ve had friends and family leave us. Jobs lost. Health scares a plenty and that’s …
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  6. SQL Homework – December 2020 – Participate in the Advent of Code.

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    December 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Christmas. Depending on where you live it’s a big deal even if you aren’t Christian. It pervades almost every aspect …
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  7. How do I tell what compression level my tables/indexes are?

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    November 17, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s been a while since I worked with compression and the other day I needed to check which of my …
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  8. A quick and dirty scan of a list of instances using a dynamic linked server.

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    November 12, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Note: This is not exactly a dyanmic linked server. It just gets dropped and recreated in a loop. I recently …
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  9. I get by with a little help from my friends : T-SQL Tuesday #132

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    November 10, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Taiob Ali (blog|twitter) is our host for TSQL Tuesday this month and he’d like us to talk about how our …
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  10. Adding a user to an Azure SQL DB

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    November 5, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Creating a user is simple right? Yes and no. First of all, at least in SSMS it appears you don’t …
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