Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. A quick fix for a full identity column.

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    September 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back I wrote a post on everything I knew about identity columns. In it I mentioned the following: …
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  2. Using an ORDER BY in a view

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    September 19, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    For many years it’s been a best practice to never put an ORDER BY in a view. The idea is …
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  3. Emojis in SQL Server

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    September 15, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I blame Aaron Bertrand (b/t) and Kevin Kline (b/t). Aaron who posted a great #BackToBasics blog about naming stored procedures …
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  4. Azure: Creating a BACPAC from an On-Premises SQL Server Database

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    September 13, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    So to start, what’s a BACPAC? Per the Azure documentation When you need to create an archive of an Azure …
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  5. SA Spoof

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    September 8, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is nothing new but it’s still a fun idea. The problem: The vendor app we just purchased (and are …
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  6. Accidental DBAs, the Developer Edition

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    September 6, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently spoke at the OKC SQL Saturday. I had an wonderful time and the organizers, volunteers and other speakers …
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  7. The new Data Migration Assistant has been released!

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    August 31, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Monday Bob Ward (b/t) announced on twitter that the new Data Migration Assistant had been released. First things first the …
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  8. Natural vs Artificial Primary Keys

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    August 29, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    There has been a long standing debate over the use of a natural primary key vs an artificial one. I …
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  9. 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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  10. 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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