Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. A Solution for Squirrely SQL Server Security: TSQL Tuesday #98

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    January 9, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s the first T-SQL Tuesday of the year! Arun Sirpal (b/t) is our host this month. Thanks, Arun! The subject …
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  2. SQL Homework – January 2017 – Inspect an Execution Plan

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    January 3, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s a new year and yet education never ends. So this month let’s take a look at an important part …
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  3. What is impersonation for?

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    December 27, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was doing some research on impersonation the other day, and among other things, I ran across a forum question …
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  4. When do usernames and passwords belong in connection strings

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    December 18, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr: When using a windows or active directory authenticated id you do not put the username or password into your …
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  5. How to: Create an Azure VM with SQL Server using a default template

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    December 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the really cool things about the cloud is how quickly you can spin up a new machine to …
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  6. T-SQL Tuesday #97 – Setting learning goals for 2018

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    December 12, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    T-SQL Tuesday. Each month a different blogger hosts Adam Machanic’s (b/t) blog party. The host comes up with a topic …
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  7. Restrict the usage of a SQL Server Authenticated Application Id

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    December 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQL Server login ids may not be the most secure thing in the world but they are likely to be …
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  8. SQL Homework – December 2017 – View the log

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    December 4, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Last homework of the year. Last month was to create a view. This month it’s time to take a look …
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  9. SQL Puzzle – Word Scrambler

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    November 29, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been writing crosswords for the last few months and to change things up I thought I would do a …
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  10. Closing all of the connections to a database

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    November 27, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Doing a database restore may not be the most common task a database professional will ever do, but it’s a …
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