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2014 April


SQLBeat Podcast Episode 13 – Jason Strate Springs Forward in Colorado


I caught up with Jason Strate in Colorado Springs for a SQL Saturday event there a few weeks back. We began a conversation about Power Bi and setting up a SharePoint site therein. I quickly realized that I should record this private conversation for the world. So we took a few minutes to scat some […]

26 April 2014 4:01 pm by
Rodney Landrum

How 10 Small Characters Tried To Ruin My Weekend


I am sitting in a Starbucks in downtown Atlanta, Georgia this morning.  It is 11:17AM and I have been here since 9:35 AM. I will be here another 3 hours so I am finishing a few things, like this blog post, my presentation for this weekend in Costa Rica and a new SQLBeat Podcast.   By […]

25 April 2014 3:39 pm by
Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Caption Competition


UPDATE: Congrats to Conan who won this caption competition with: “Darling, now that you’re working from home, you can just wear pajamas like everyone else.” Thanks to everyone who participated! Finding himself interrupted during work on his laptop, this old-timey gentleman and lady exchange a word. But what was said? That’s what we want to […]

25 April 2014 2:44 pm by
Tony Davis

The Body in the Trunk


When one considers that the primary purpose of a modern Source Control system is to allow branches and subsequent merges, with all the freedom that allows to development teams, it seems odd to see it suggested that it is best practice to avoid the very features that distinguish a source control system from a Wiki. […]

25 April 2014 11:58 am by
Damon Armstrong

SharePoint 2010 to 2013 Search Service Application Upgrade Issue–Action Fails


During the course of upgrading a search application database from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 we encountered an error in PowerShell: Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException: Action of Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Upgrade.SearchAdminDatabaseSequence failed And we traced it back down to this error in the ULS: SqlError: ‘The CREATE UNIQUE INDEX statement terminated because a duplicate key was found for the object […]

22 April 2014 1:29 pm by

Looking for participants for deployment process feedback

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UPDATE April 22 2014 – Thanks to everyone who got in touch, we now have enough people participating in the UX session so signups are now closed. Thanks again! The Red Gate Database Delivery team is looking for people willing to participate in UX sessions for an exciting, brand new product, with $50 Amazon vouchers […]

16 April 2014 4:39 pm by
Phil Factor

Silos and Monoliths – Moving On to the Past


The presenter positively glowed with enthusiasm as she showed us how easily the schemas collections of documents in MongoDB could follow the changes in the way you structure the data in your application. I was at an interesting presentation recently of MongoDB with .NET. The presenter explained, brightly, that using MongoDB was a liberating experience […]

11 April 2014 1:27 pm by
Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Simple-Talk Roundup April 11


Heartbleed is the big issue of the day, we hope that everyone has changed their passwords and updated their certificates. If you aren’t sure what to do or if you’ve been living under a rock, Troy Hunt’s written a pretty exhaustive blog post about it which you should check out. For a significantly shorter overview, […]

11 April 2014 1:26 pm by
Louis Davidson

What Counts For a DBA – Attire


So, clearly there were a few unrealistic parts of this blog. First, I don’t own a tuxedo. I wore one to a wedding 20 years ago, but that was rented. I don’t even own a suit coat that I would wear. I telecommute and the only thing proper about the way I dress for work […]

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