Tag Archives: SQL Server

Upgrading to SQL 2016 (and 2017) and Windows Server 2016

A lot of engineering work has gone into easing upgrades for SQL Server and Windows at Microsoft. In general, a lot of breaking changes no longer happen especially around the database engine. But what about other components? What about Windows? … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday! Albany July 29, 2017 – Come and learn Databases and BI!

SQL Saturdays are free training events, put on by volunteers who deliver great content to you, the audience, all around Microsoft SQL Server, and surrounding technologies. Continue reading

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Compliance and Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2016

I present often to user groups and SQL Saturdays.  One topic which seems popular is the ability to secure and gain compliance in SQL Server. This presentation is best delivered by myself or someone from Microsoft, with authority on the … Continue reading

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SQL 2016 SP1! Do you ever need SQL Enterprise again? (tl;dr, yes)

With much fanfare, SQL 2016 SP1 was released!  (Please read these release notes in depth before testing and deploying!) The original blog post talks about PROGRAMMABILITY features and post RTM+CU2 enhancements added in. “SQL Server 2016 SP1 also includes all the … Continue reading

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What big companies use Microsoft SQL Server?

I had a customer ask me “I cannot find customer examples of large companies that use Microsoft SQL Server“. I of course laughed, as I work in the Enterprise space for the US Northeast district.  I might know some large companies … Continue reading

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Infrastucture for Data Science, intended for the data professional

Data science is the hot topic nowadays.  Customers are looking to get more value out of their data.  This world includes a large skillset that may not intersect with more traditional relational databases. The world of data science has now … Continue reading

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