Some really interesting posts coming out about proper caution when you’re connecting to networks as you travel about for the holidays. Of course, it really applies all the time, in all cases. But at this time when travel is such a key part of the year, some good reminders. One of the things I’ve personally seen more and more are […]
I was reading a post talking about some SQL encryption technologies and statements (because, you know, that’s what I do just sitting around…) and found a new potential vulnerability that I’d never really considered before. I don’t pretend that I know *all the things* about security and encryption – it’s a constant process to keep learning and figuring out what […]
There are many tools you can use to work with SQL Server and provide guidance and information about things that need attention in your systems. From best practices analyzers to classification tools, to performance management tools – there are a whole host of utilities that can help in significant ways. However, as you’re deploying and using these tools, it’s critical […]
Troubleshooting security problems in SQL Server 2017 If you have security problems in SQL Server 2017, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Dimension security is ignored by Power BI Desktop in SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional model. In this case, when you open the dimension, all the measures become visible, and even those that you have denied…...
These are some really intriguing movies (Netflix, etc.) – they’re finally talking about data, data use, data ownership, privacy, customization (sort of) and all sorts of things that have significant implications on our career ethics and responsibilities. When you watch these, they can quickly lead to a rabbit hole of TED talks, blog posts and more. Probably result in some […]
According to MorningBrew, the current Smartphone market is a bit of a complicated one. While nearly half of the world relies heavily on these devices, the market for them is unstable right now, as people either hang on to their older models or opt for more affordable ones. Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade!Samsung’s newest model, the Samsung 10+ 5G costs a pretty […]
Back in the day… standard advice was to get that SQL Server off the Internet, public-facing access, if at all possible. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it didn’t because of application access and other issues with moving it to a private segment. But the key is to remove those sensitive layers of access to SQL Server – control the surface area […]