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  • 24 Hours of PASS (July 2017) - Summit Preview

    Which topics can you expect to see at the PASS Summit 2017 ? Find it out from July 19 to 20, 2017 at the 24 Hours of PASS Summit Preview edition. Register now at this link, thanks to the Sponsors, the 24 Hours of PASS is presented at no cost for you! This edition of 24 Hours of PASS wants to be a sneak taste of what you can expect from ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on June 24, 2017
  • How to calculate barcode check-digit using T-SQL language

    Introduction In order to scale, it's imperative that companies stay ahead of competition. So how can they identify, store, manage and deliver goods to customers efficiently? The answer is: Barcode! A barcode is the graphical representation of a sequence of numbers and other symbols. The representation is made by lines (bars) and spaces. A barcode ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on June 23, 2017
  • Seldom Used Keyboard Tricks

      I was giving an internal talk on SSMS productivity trips and there were a few that I believe are seldom used but can be a real time or keystroke saver that I would like to mention. To the best of my knowledge these will work in any version of SSMS from at least 14.0 onward and likely earlier but I can’t verify older versions at this time. ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on June 22, 2017
  • SQL Updates Newsletter–May 2017

      I missed posting the last few months of these but here is the latest update about the monthly newsletter that a good friend of mine (Fany Carolina Vargas) from Microsoft puts together each month. This shows a whole host of goodies related to SQL Server which include but are not limited to the following: Recent Releases and ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on June 1, 2017
  • Graph data processing with SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL DB

    As soon I saw that SQL Server 2017 supports graph database concepts (queries and modeling) I started to play with it and wanted to know more. And so I took the chance to ask to the program managers working on that feature to come and speak at the PASS Application Development Virtual Group, and they kindly accepted . So, if you’re also interested ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on May 31, 2017
  • From ElasticSearch back to SQL Server

    Sharing with the community why we decided to move back from ElasticSearch to SQL Server Sometimes it happens: you move to something that is considered cool and bleeding edge back to something that has dust over it. Well, at least this is how SQL Server has been perceived lately by the majority of developers and software architects. Microsoft ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on May 23, 2017
  • 24 Hours of PASS (May 2017): Recordings now available!

    The sessions of the event 24 Hours of PASS Data Security and Data Quality edition (held the last May 2017 on 3rd and 4th) were recorded and now they are available for online streaming! If you have missed one session in particular or the entire event, you can view or review your preferred sessions. Each video is available on detail page of the ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on May 12, 2017
  • PASS AppDev Recording: “Building REST API with SQL Server using JSON functions”

    Last week Jovan Popovic (SQL Server Program Manager for JSON support and other nice things) delivered a very interesting webinar on JSON and SQL Server / Azure SQL for the PASS Application Development Virtual Group. If you’re interested in the subject, here’s a couple of links that will make you happy: Full recording is on PASS Development ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on April 30, 2017
  • 24 Hours of PASS (May 2017) – Data Security and Data Quality Edition

    Why can we say that SQL Server is the least vulnerable database system for the last seven years? Find it out from May 03 to 04, 2017 at the 24 Hours of PASS ''Data Security and Data Quality'' edition.  This series of one hour sessions will start at 12:00 UTC on May 3 and it will continue for 24 hours covering the following ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on April 23, 2017
  • What’s new in SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 for Analysis Services

    Today is a great day. I have been able to take part in the #MSDataAmp conference. While listening to Scott Guthrie I found that SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 is available for download I like to way Microsoft changes the Analysis Services engine over the time. I just had opportunity to take a look what the engine offered in 2012 and to see how it has ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on April 19, 2017
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