Monthly Archives: July 2018

Silly Photos at Work

Someone I stumbled across this picture of @brento on my drive. This might be the best one: And this was a good time: However, I have a collection of silly moments. Enjoy.

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The Challenge of Failure and of Being Unwired

Today is my last day at work for a couple weeks. Actually, I’m not done yet. I travel to Louisville today forthe SQL Saturday tomorrow and then I return home Sunday. I’ll be traveling away on Monday, so this is … Continue reading

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My #SQLCareer Day–July 19

I’ve asked for #SQLCareer posts, and I haven’t done any. My job isn’t a data platform DBA or developer, but it is SQL related, so a glimpse of the nonsense I perform. I’m asking for more posts, so a note … Continue reading

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The Combinations of Software

Security issues seem to be appearing more frequently, not less. I’d expect that we would be getting better at writing software, and I think many of us are. The problem is that more and more people are writing software and … Continue reading

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Data Masker for SQL Server and Temporal Tables

A customer had a question recently about using Data Masker for SQL Server and temporal (or system versioned) tables. I decided to make a quick demo that will show how this works. This is a simple demo, using just a … Continue reading

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Is this a SQL Provision Cloned Database?

As I work with SQL Provision, I keep finding new questions and concerns from clients and customers. Recently I had someone wonder if we could determine whether or not a database on which they were working was a SQL Clone … Continue reading

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Working Hard in Baton Rouge

I’m heading back to Baton Rouge for SQL Saturday #749 this August. This is one of the largest SQL Saturdays in the US, and one I really enjoy. I’ve been there 5 or 6 times, and I was honored to … Continue reading

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Storage that Expires

Whether you like the idea of the GDPR (and the new California law), I’m sure you agree that these laws will likely change our data handling in business. Even if they are weakened through legal challenges, many companies have already started to comply … Continue reading

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The End of Support

With the accelerating pace of development and more frequent releases, we are seeing a bunching up of SQL Server support milestones. From 2008 through 2016, we had a new version every two years. Last year we saw another version, which … Continue reading

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The Figleaf Data Masking Beta

I’ve been using the Redgate Software Data Masker for SQL Server in a number of situations to help customers. This is a tool we purchased in 2017 and is a part of the SQL Provision bundle to make building safe, … Continue reading

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