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Stéphane Haby

Live from SQL Saturday Slovenia 2016!

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After a little trip, just 1-hour flying from Zürich to Ljubljana yesterday, the SQL Saturday Slovenia 2016 begins this morning at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana… I needed to wake up very fast because my session was the first of the day at 9:00 AM. I also very happy to meet and to share my expertise with Slovenian and other SQL Server experts. My session was about the…

 
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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server on Linux in Azure

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I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft gives now the opportunity to choose Linux as a new operating system for SQL Server. To try this new version, you can find in the Cloud Azure a new template in the marketplace. In the search bar, tape “SQL Server vnext” and you’ll find the “SQL Server vNext on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2”. Follow all “classic” steps to create your new VM SQL Server on Linux: First step,…

 
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David Barbarin

SQL Server 2016 SP1 and unlocked enterprise features!

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Starting with the release of SQL Server 2016 SP1, you will probably notice that the standard edition will benefit from a lot of features previously available only on Enterprise edition. Such features concern different areas as performance, Data Warehousing and Security features. Yes Sir, this is not a joke and definitly a good reason for customers who want to move on SQL Server 2016!   Of course we may expect some limitations in terms of scalability…

 
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David Barbarin

SQLSaturday #546 Porto – Troubleshooting scenarios with availability groups

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J-1 before the next SQL Saturday 2016 in Portugal. I usually promote this event in France but this time this is for SQL Server Portuguese community. I will have the chance to talk about SQL Server AlwaysOn and troubleshooting scenarios. It will be also a good opportunity to meet portuguese people like Niko Neugebauer (@NikoNeugebauer), André Batista (@klunkySQL) and many others. Moreover, Porto is definitely a beautiful city and a good way to finish the summer…

 
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Stéphane Savorgnano

SQL Server 2016: Dynamic Data Masking and database role

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Last week, dbi services organized an event named “SQL Server 2016: what’s new?” in Lausanne, Basel and Zurich. I would take the opportunity to say again a big thank you to everyone which joined us. During my session some questions concerning the new functionality Dynamic Data Masking were asked. In fact data are masked for some roles and not for some others. Let’s try to clarify that. I will use the same script I used…

 
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David Barbarin

Les 24 heures du PASS (24HOP) – édition francophone

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Je n’ai pas encore blogué sur le sujet mais il est temps de le faire. Cette année, aura lieu la première édition francophone des 24h du PASS  les 20 et 21 septembre 2016. L’idée est plutôt simple: proposer une série de 24 webinaires gratuits de 10h jusqu’à 22h (heure française)  pendant 2 jours. C’est l’occasion de recevoir et d’échanger les dernières informations autour de l’administration et du développement des bases de données, des nouvelles tendances côté Business Intelligence…

 
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Stéphane Haby

Neue Datenbank Konsole Befehle (DBCC) CLONEDATABASE

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Sie haben es vielleicht noch nicht gesehen, aber mit den Service Pack 2 von SQL Server 2014 gibt es einen neuen DBCC Befehl: CLONEDATABASE. „DBCC CLONEDATABASE sollte Kopien eines Schemas und den Statistiken einer Produktionsdatenbank erstellen, um bei Leistungsproblemen Abfragen zu untersuchen.“ MSDN Quelle finden wir hier. Dieser Befehl kann nur Benutzedatenbanken klonen. Wie Sie sehen, für die Systemdatenbanken ist es nicht möglich, denn es treten Fehlermeldungen auf: Msg 12603, Level 16, State 1, Line…

 
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Stéphane Savorgnano

SQL Server 2016: Always Encrypted – part 2

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In my last blog post about SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted, here, I showed how to use this new functionality but also that you have to separate the different execution context with an Application server, a database server and a security server to avoid that certificate will be available for all users and break the segregation. Let’s see how to build those environment. In my security server named SQL2016-2, I first create a Self-signed certificate…

 
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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server 2016 – Query Store: retrieve query that doesn’t appear!

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For our event SQL Server 2016 in September, I am studying the new functionality Query Store. My colleague David Barbarin have written few months ago about Query Store and how it’s working. Simple SELECT Query To begin, I execute a simple SELECT on a table with 3 different methods: SELECT * FROM QS_test; exec sp_executesql N’SELECT * FROM QS_test’ EXEC sp_GetQS_test; The “sp_GetQS_test” is a stored procedure with the select statement. I created a little…

 
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