SQL Server 2014 Essentials for Oracle DBAs

With the availability of SQL Server 2014 just around the corner as per my previous blog  post, it would be a good time to start training. Those of you that may have been using other flavours of SQL can now look to leverage the performance boosting in-memory capabilities of SQL Server 2014. Below is a…

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Learning and getting trained to be a SQL Server DBA

Time to time I get questions asked about training and learning more about SQL Server management, maintenance, best practices. As with every Microsoft product I say they are best learnt with hands on technique, that is to say get yourself a copy of the software (of course legally/eval versions) and install it and as most…

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Administering the Cloud database using your browser–Silverlight style :)

The SQL Azure Labs site recently made available CTP1 of Project Houston. Through this Silverlight enabled site you can manage a SQL Azure database. You can create objects tables, stored procs, write TSQL queries and view results. So if you are looking for a way to administer a SQL Azure database and currently your organisation…

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