1. When using Powershell to control Azure the Cloud Shell doesn’t require an additional login.

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    September 18, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    When studying Azure one of the things you’ll be asked to learn is the Powershell commands that can control, well, …
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  2. DBA Myths: CHECKDB runs on startup.

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    September 16, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you look at your error log you’ll (hopefully) see entries like this shortly after the instance startup: CHECKDB for …
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  3. DMV with SQL Server Service info (including the service accounts)

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    September 12, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently found this DMV and couldn’t wait to share. sys.dm_server_services What’s so great about it? For each service for …
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  4. My fantasy SQL feature(s)? T-SQL Tuesday #118

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    September 10, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s fantasy football time again? Oh, fantasy feature? Oh, yea, that makes a lot more sense for #tsql2sday. What’s #tsql2sday? …
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  5. When were the statistics last updated and how many rows were sampled?

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    September 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    TL;DR; Final query is at the bottom. Every now and again (particularly when someone is having performance problems) I’ll get …
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  6. SQL Homework – September 2019 – Getting the data in

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    September 2, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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  7. Why is as important as How

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    August 28, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently had someone tell me, and I’m paraphrasing a bit here: We know how to fix this now, so …
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  8. Setting Trigger Order

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    August 26, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you can help it you probably shouldn’t be using triggers. But if you have to use a trigger you …
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  9. Why do DBAs dislike loops?

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    August 22, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you started out as a developer you were probably taught how important loops are. They are one of the …
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  10. 7th Anniversary

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    August 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    7 years ago today I posted my very first blog post and I’ll tell you it’s been a heck of …
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