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Lots of Learning at SQL Bits

This year SQLBits is returning to Telford, UK, on April 5-8, 2017. I’ll be there, presenting on Friday, and enjoying the show the rest of the time. If you haven’t ever been to the event, it’s a fantastic, fun, casual … Continue reading

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DevOps Webinar Tomorrow

A quick reminder that tomorrow, Feb 21 at 12pm EST, I’ll be hosting another DevOps, Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) webinar. Together with Arneh Eskandari, we’ll show how we can each make changes to our own database, push the changes to … Continue reading

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SQL Clone and Encryption

I’ve been testing and working with SQL Clone for the last few months, trying to help the devs at Redgate ensure this product is ready to go when it’s released. I’ve written a few pieces on this blog, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Off to Germany

I’ve been in the UK for almost a week at the Redgate Software offices, meeting with product groups and catching up with the coworkers. It’s been a good visit, but I’m off to SQL Konferenz today. I fly early from … Continue reading

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New Solutions for Old Problems–T-SQL Tuesday #87

This is an interesting T-SQL Tuesday this month. For #87, we have an invitation from Matt Gordon. The topic is using new tools to solve old problems. The “new” cutoff is SQL Server 2014, so we’d looking at a way … Continue reading

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Problems With Database Problems

Gitlab had a database problem recently. I’m sure you read about it. There have been commentaries from many people, including Brent Ozar and Mike Walsh. There are many ways to look at this outage and data loss (the extent of … Continue reading

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The Foundry and Data Masking

There’s a group at Redgate that investigates new ideas and products. They’re called the Foundry, and they do some cool things. One of those is work on data masking. They’ve got a whole section on the Redgate site. Check it … Continue reading

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Moving Through Five Years

I wrote the Five Year Plan in mid 2013. In it, I noted there was a prediction that IT departments wouldn’t exist in 5 years, meaning in mid 2018. That’s a year and a half away. Is that a possibility? … Continue reading

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Opening the PowerShell ISE from Explorer

This is a cool productivity trip, and one that I ran into by accident. I had heard that I could launch a command prompt by typing cmd in the address. That works, and it’s cool. It even works with ConEmu, … Continue reading

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Why Devops? For Better Security

The ideas of DevOps are a mixture of principles, ideas, recommendations, tools, processes, attitudes, and more. There isn’t any  one way to implement a DevOps process, and plenty of people have been working in what many would consider a DevOps … Continue reading

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