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Editorial Encryption/Data Security

Metro? What Is Behind It All?

SSWUGtv – SQL Server 2012 With Stephen Wynkoop In todays edition Steve interviews Gareth Swanepoel. Gareth talks about SQL Server 2012, extended events wizard and interface – how to performance tune, and more. Watch the Show Metro – What Is Behind It All? I’d like to wrap up my concerns about the Metro design principles with another epistle from David […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

Windows Metro ? The Lowest Common Denominator

Windows Metro – The Lowest Common Denominator The title is to get your attention. The fact is that Windows Metro will not necessarily be the Lowest Common Denominator anymore than other devices supporting tablet/smart phone style manipulations, primarily touch screens. Many good hardware devices are designed around the Android OS, which the Metro look and feel appears to emulate in […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

JavaScript – Not You’re Fathers Scripting Engine

Featured Article(s) System Health Session Dashboard – Error Summary Report In the first post of this series, I had talked about displaying the events reported by the system health session extended session on SQL Server 2008 versions and higher. The next set of reports will show the errors which by the error_reported extended event. Featured White Paper(s) Encryption & Key […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

CLR Capability in SQL

SSWUGtv With Stephen Wynkoop In todays issue of SSWUGtv Steve interviews Dan Clark as he shares his thoughts bout self-service BI. Is PowerPivt the tool you should be using? Find the answers here on this edition of SSWUGtv. Watch the Show CLR Capability in SQL We have been discussing the value of the CLR in SQL Server for the last […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

CLR in Azure

SSWUGtv With Stephen Wynkoop In this episode Steve takes on the difficult task of cleaning data. Do you clean it first and then bring it in? Do you bring it in and then cleanse it. How about transforming data to fit your schema. Watch as Steve interviews key players in the data cleansing world. Watch the Show CLR in Azure […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

Scheduling Tools

Scheduling Tools I wrote about scheduling in Azure yesterday as a place where some of the tools we have become accustom are not available. My primary tool of choice for scheduling has been SQL Server Agent, being primarily a DBA for decades. One reader, Shannon, reminds us that there are a lot of capabilities built into Azure allowing for tasks […]

Editorial Encryption/Data Security

Precision and Conversion

$$SWYNK$$ Featured Article(s) How Do You Transition from a Consulting Job Back to Management? I recently received a question regarding “How do you transition from a consulting job back into management?” This is a great topic, because the answer is useful whether you are moving from a consulting job back into IT, or management; OR moving from any field to […]