1. Why is security important in a dev environment?

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    August 23, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was asked a rather interesting question during an interview recently. It went something like this: Your resume says you’ve …
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  2. New parameter in sp_DBPermissions and sp_SrvPermissions: @CopyTo

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    August 18, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve added a new parameter to my permissions scripts (well, just the main two for now). Fair warning, it’s in …
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  3. SQL Server Query Tuning and Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez

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    August 16, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked to review SQL Server Query Tuning and Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez (blog|twitter), and as soon as …
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  4. Using DBCC CLONEDATABASE to create a schema only copy of your database.

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    August 11, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    DBCC CLONEDATABASE is one of those features that I don’t use often but it’s really cool when I need it. …
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  5. Visiting with DBAs at midnight : T-SQL Tuesday #153

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    August 9, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    🎶🎵 Memories, not being alone in the moonlight 🎵🎶 Kevin Kline (blog|twitter) is our host for this month’s episode of …
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  6. What’s next III

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    August 4, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case you didn’t know I was given notice about a month and a half ago. Since I’ve talked about …
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  7. SQL Homework – August 2022 – Replication part 1

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    August 2, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    You’ll hear a lot of people complain about replication. Including me. That said, replication is an amazing tool. There really …
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  8. Perspective

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    July 28, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently passed the second anniversary of the start of my stay in the hospital. A lot has happened since …
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  9. EXECUTE AS USER vs EXECUTE AS LOGIN

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    July 26, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I use impersonation a lot. It’s a really easy way to check if someone has the permissions they are supposed …
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  10. SSMS Put pinned tabs in their own row

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    July 21, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back (6 years ago 😲) I talked about how you can change the behavior of SSMS so that …
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