Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

A SQL Server Bug and Data Security

This week I saw a post from Microsoft Tiger Team on the issues with backup compression and TDE databases. Apparently when they added compression, they didn’t test a few edge cases. Or a few regular cases, like WITH INIT. There … Continue reading

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Oct 2, 2017 is the GA date for SQL Server 2017

Announced today at Microsoft Ignite, the general availability date is Oct 2, for Windows, Linux, and Docker. Time to get ready to upgrade.

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Sign up for Game Night

This year PASS is hosting Game Night as an official event, providing the room and support. Kevin Hill (b | t) is going to lead the event, and everyone should thank him for stepping up. If you’re willing to volunteer … Continue reading

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The Flash DBA

The job as a DBA is the job. That’s been my view for a long time, which is why I am always concerned about the staff when I interview. The people I work with make the job good or bad. … Continue reading

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