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Protecting Data Between Services

I saw an announcement this week that Microsoft is shutting down their HealthVault service, where someone might have chosen to store their medical records in a way that it could be shared with health professionals, but an individual could maintain … Continue reading

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Enable a Named Instance to Connect on 1433

My default setup for a few years is to only use named instances, usually with a standard SQL2014 or SQL 2016 as the name of the instance. Recently, I set up a new instance and needed to connect from another … Continue reading

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SQLServerCentral Design–QotD

This is part of a series of posts that look at the changes to the SQLServerCentral design, bringing us to v3 of the site. You can see the other posts with the SQLServerCentral tag. We’re a few weeks in and … Continue reading

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Scary Data Collection

Most of us would feel fairly creeped out by finding out an AirBnb or hotel had security cameras watching us. I’m not a woman, and I’m sure ladies are especially bothered by this, but there was an AirBnB rental where … Continue reading

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