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With the new release of SQL 2016 coming closer by Sammy Deprez will be bringing a session on some of the new security features that will be implemented.Always Encrypted – protecting your data all theRow Level Security – let users only see...
posted on 11/05/2016 12:13
Are you a SQL Server DBA or developer and you have encountered performance related problems with SQL Server?Yesterday our SQL Server was running very smoothly, but today’s performance is very bad and you have no idea what the problem is nor how...
posted on 09/03/2016 20:05
On March 24th, the one and only Paul Randal will be bring us a realtime video session on how to troubleshoot performance using wait statistics.One of the first things you should check when investigating performance issues are wait statistics - a...
posted on 12/02/2016 12:40
Join Frederik Bogaerts and Stijn Wynants at Cronos for a talk about Clustered Columnstore Indexes and In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016.  Fun guaranteed because they will be combining both technologies and even demo it for you!About the speakers...
posted on 12/02/2016 09:53
Microsoft states that Power BI is “a cloud-based business analytics service that enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding”Does this mean Power BI Desktop can also be used for more than...
posted on 11/11/2015 13:08

What's Going on in the community?

On August 25, 2016, Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 CU1, which is build 12.0.5511.0. This cumulative update has 45 hotfixes in the public fix list. If you are running SQL Server 2014, this is the branch and build that you should try...
Source: Glenn Berry (26/08/2016 17:26)
Let’s say, just theoretically, you wanted to demo a query that takes SQL Server a long time to compile. And in order to make SQL Server’s job tougher, you wanted to create the maximum number of indexes possible on a … Continue readi...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (25/08/2016 15:15)
Hi Folks, I’ve been continuing with my Data Tales series up at sqlmag.com. This time I’ve written about a pet hate: seeing code that counts rows when all it needs to do is to check for existence. However, all is not as bad as it seems because the ...
Source: Greg Low (25/08/2016 00:01)
As part of an experiment, I needed to build a really long query. (Don’t ask.) From another recent experiment, I know that SQL Server won’t let a query return more than 65,535 columns. I set about writing a one-line query that … Cont...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (24/08/2016 15:15)
Hi Folks, That Power Query webinar that I’m doing for the global Power BI team is on this week. Love to see you attend. Registration is here: https://info.microsoft.com/CO-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-08Aug-25-PowerQuery-PowerBI-Registration.html
Source: Greg Low (23/08/2016 23:47)
Reviewed by: Dimitri Furman, Kun Cheng, Denzil Ribeiro Database Instant File Initialization helps improve performance of certain file operations. Prior to SQL Server 2016, enabling instant file operation has been cumbersome (editing the Local Securit...
Source: SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (23/08/2016 18:00)
Somewhat different than a sex bomb, a fork bomb is a denial-of-service attack that just starts a process that replicates itself, thereby starting more and more processes until the service goes down. Wikipedia’s fork bomb page lists examples on ...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (23/08/2016 15:25)
The summer is almost over and while we are working on new content (books and other for www.sqlbi.com), I already have the plans for this Autumn’s conferences. Microsoft Ignite 2016 – September 26-30, Atlanta, GA See what’s new in SQL Serv...
Source: Marco Russo (23/08/2016 13:03)
The summer is almost over and while we are working on new content (books and other for www.sqlbi.com), I already have the plans for this Autumn’s conferences. Microsoft Ignite 2016 – September 26-30, Atlanta, GA See what’s new in SQL Serv...
Source: Marco Russo (23/08/2016 13:03)
Every now and then, we put on our bad idea jeans in the company chat room and come up with something really ill-advised. We should probably bury these in the back yard, but…what fun would that be? Bad ideas are the … Continue reading U...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (22/08/2016 15:45)

And on a different note

Another busy month, with enhancements to Office on devices, accessibility improvements, new Office 365 training, new deployment opportunities, security and compliance improvements and a new OneNote Class Notebook API. See what else is new. The post W...
Source: Office 365 technology (01/03/2017 18:00)
Today’s Office 2016 release for Office 365 introduced a new model for managing and deploying regular updates. Here’s what admins for small to midsized businesses need to know now that Office 2016 has been released. The post Small and midsized busines...
Source: Office 365 technology (22/09/2016 23:00)
"During our global growth phase, Grundfos chose Office 365 as the foundation for a modern, connected workplace used by more than 18,652 employees around the world. Today, we all use Office 365 applications to connect with each other…." —Continue to r...
Source: Outlook Blog (27/08/2016 01:00)
The Composition APIs empower Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to do beautiful and powerful things when they drop down to the Visual Layer (as in the sample below). One of the remarkable things about these APIs is that they are designed, en...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (26/08/2016 23:00)
We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! To learn more about the Cortana* tip mentioned head over to our Windows 10 Tips blog post on how to use Cortana above your lock screen with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. A co...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (26/08/2016 19:00)
Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce eight new data transformation and connectivity features that have be...
Source: Outlook Blog (26/08/2016 18:00)
Do you have Office 365 E5 and/or Enterprise Mobility + Security suite (EMS) and need help to fully implement your plans? The Office 365 content team—together with subject-matter experts—is hosting individual customer solution sessions at Ignite (Sept...
Source: Outlook Blog (25/08/2016 18:50)
In episode 105 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Developer Kitchen winners Gerald de Run and Jeff Nowland about the new SharePoint Framework. The post Episode 105 with SharePoint Dev Kitchen winners Jeff Nowland...
Source: Outlook Blog (25/08/2016 18:30)
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