Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Searching Binary Data in SQL Server

More and more data collected in organizations is in an encoded format, essentially a binary classification of data. These can be images, audio files, video, or even common formats like Word and Excel files. This data contains lots of important … Continue reading

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Getting Control of Your Instances with Policy Based Management

Managing lots of database or instances in an efficient manner requires a DBA to find automated ways to ensure their databases are configured correctly. In SQL Server 2008, Policy Based Management (PBM) was introduced to help DBAs implement a framework … Continue reading

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Checking In

It’s been a crazy couple of months for me, with the US tour of SQL in the City and the fallDevConnectionsconference taking me away from the ranch and to a variety of places. Those events had me away from home and delivering … Continue reading

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