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Azure Data Lake Store encryption using Azure Key Vault for key management

Posted Jul 11, 2017

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Case You want to create an encrypted Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) with a master encryption key that is stored and managed in your own existing Azure Key Vault.... more »
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PASS SQL Saturday #687 Slovenia 2017

Here we go for the fifth time! The leading event dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server in Slovenia, PASS SQL Saturday #687, will take place on Saturday, December... more »
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Learning the hard way – referenced objects or actual objects

Posted Jul 10, 2017

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This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is about lessons we’ve learned the hard way. Which, of course, is the way you learn best. It’s not the best way to learn, but... more »
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T-SQL Window Functions

I’ll soon post something on this, but let me tell you right here. If you don’t want AI to take you DEV/DBA/BI job you *need* to be smarter than AI (which... more »
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What’s in a name? How should SQL Server 2017 Graph Edge tables be named?

Posted Jul 09, 2017

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Dennes Torres recently wrote a really excellent article introducing Graph Objects in SQL Server 2017. You’ll find it here:... more »
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Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

  I was working on the demo’s for my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con at this years IT / Dev Connections in San Francisco and I have to admit I... more »
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Finding When Someone Last Ran a DBCC

Posted Jun 28, 2017

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  The other day someone on Twitter asked how to find out when or who last ran a DBCC FREEPROCCACHE command on their SQL Server instance. Since this is not... more »
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SQL Down Under Show 71–Joe Sack and Shreya Verma on Adaptive Query Plans and Graph API

Posted Jun 28, 2017

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Hi Folks, I had the pleasure recently to record a podcast with an old friend Joe Sack who is working with Adaptive Query Plans in SQL Server 2017. Joining us... more »
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BI Beginner: Using R Forecasting Visualization

Posted Jun 25, 2017

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There are new HTML 5 enabled custom visualization for making interactive R visualizations in Power BI Desktop. Read the documentation and find the download... more »
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24 Hours of PASS (July 2017) – Summit Preview

Which topics can you expect to see at the PASS Summit 2017 ? Find it out from July 19 to 20, 2017 at the 24 Hours of PASS Summit Preview edition. Register... more »
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