Data’s CODEX and the control of data expediently

In the third instalment in her series about the best practices and procedures used in the management of database systems, Victoria Holt takes a look at the results and findings of her analysis.

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Catch Up: SQL Server for the DBA

Are you a DBA looking to catch up on SQL Server 2012 or 2014? We’ve got some great videos that will help you skill up.

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Catch Up: SQL Server for the BI Professional

Still using SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012? SQLBits’ Chris Testa-O’Neill shares a list of videos that can help you catch up on the top three features of SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 from a BI perspective.

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The ever expanding SQL Server family

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server and Azure professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes.  SQL Server isn’t just the name of Microsoft’s relationship database engine, it’s also the name…

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Staying in the Pink

Like a lot of older phrases the original use of “In the Pink”1 has been lost but is associated with being on top form and in good condition. When I apply this term to data I tend to associate with a good friend of mine Allan Mitchell who is one of the MVP’s behind SQL…

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Reflecting on Ignite

Chris Rhodes is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and awardee of the MVP award in Windows IT Pro. He is one of the co-founders of the Windows User Group who give talks on hot Windows topics around the country. Catch him on Twitter or at one of the WUG events. Last week saw Microsoft host the…


How perceptions are evolving about cloud security

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. When organisations consider adopting cloud services, they’re right to question their security. However, innovation by the major…


Updated: What did I miss at BUILD 2015? A Summary of Announcements

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty busy 24 hours for our colleagues over in the US! Whilst we were making our way home from what could have been any other Wednesday, our American counterparts and several thousand guests were settling in for a keynote session full of exciting announcements at the…

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Lab Ops – Working with Azure VMs

A couple of months ago I had a very interesting chat with Andy a Data Centre admin at CP Ltd about using PowerShell to manage Azure as Andy is partially sighted, and his team mate Lewis is blind (For more on this please read Andy’s post on the TechNet UK blog) .  I wanted to…

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