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Encryption Key Management for Microsoft SQL Server

Learn about using transparent data encryption (TDE) and extensible key management (EKM) to secure data on SQL Server 2008-2016.

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> S<i>umit Mehra is CTO of Y Media Labs.</i><p>Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare …

Anomaly Detection – Using Machine Learning to Detect Abnormalities in Time Series Data

<i>This post was co-authored by Vijay K Narayanan, Partner Director of Software Engineering at the Azure Machine Learning team at …

T-SQL Unscrambler Automatically Documents Legacy Code for SQL Server

GenesisOne, a privately held company that creates software code analysis tools, has released version 2 of its T-SQL Source Source Code …

SQL Servers

Design Patterns and Refactoring

Much of refactoring is devoted to correctly composing methods. In most cases, excessively long methods are the root of all evil. The vagaries of code …

Microsoft NoSQL database and full-text search service previews available on Azure

Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on …

The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: 8 Ways To Centralize Your Work - Simple Talk

The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: 8 Ways To Centralize Your Work<p>Introduction<p>In the previous installment of my series on adopting the mindset of an …

SQL Servers

Square launches IFTTT channel, lets your transactions trigger almost anything

Here’s a conditional statement for you:<p>IF you haven’t tried out IFTTT (If This Then That), THEN you are missing out on one of the most incredibly useful tools ever invented.<p>Especially if you’re a Square mobile payments user.<p>No idea what I’m babbling about? Here’s the IFTTT 101:<p>If This Then That …

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

LinkedInThe Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile<i>Last Updated: July 26, 2015</i>Because LinkedIn began as a platform for connecting employers with …

Infographics

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 03/07/14

<i>Good reads from around the Web.</i><p>Publishing a day early this week folks, as many of my US chums will be celebrating a national holiday.<p>I’ve been doing …

Monitoring SQL Server Transactional Replication

“It will catch up eventually. I hope.”<p>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I was a SQL Server DBA, and if something went wrong in …

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Foreign Key Constraints: Friend or Frenemy?

In the early 1970's, Edgar F. Codd, a pioneer of the relational model for databases, gave us the rules of normalization to help us design and …

Unlock the Power of SSRS Across All Devices

You can leverage the power of Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) easier and faster on any device with the newly released Mobilizer 3.0 …

How To Be A Successful DBA

I just read Thomas LaRock's article, How to become an effective database administrator, published on ITProPortal. I like his list of five things …

Louis Davidson : How In-Memory Database Objects Affect Database Design: The Logical and Physical Models

<i>This part is part of an ongoing series of blogs I am writing while preparing to give a presentation based on the prefix of this blog's title. It is a</i> …

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) internals and performance

The slide deck for my talk at SQLSaturday #280 Vienna about SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) internals and performance.

SQL Servers

These Hollywood Agents Have Some Great Advice for Up & Coming Cinematographers

Last year, I shared an interview with one of the most prolific commercial and music video DP's in the country, Matthias Koenigswieser. A good portion …

OK Go - The Writing's On the Wall - Official Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Power BI Jump Start | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

Are you excited about Power BI but you don't know where to start? We have the answer for you: Microsoft Virtual Academy's Power BI Jump Start<p>On …

The Modern Data Warehouse

In recent surveys by TDWI Research, roughly half of respondents report that they will replace their primary data warehouse (DW) platform and/or …

Getting Trained on Microsoft’s Expanding Data Platform

With data volumes exploding, having the right technology to find insights from your data is critical to long term success. Leading organizations are …

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

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"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The next big market for data and connected devices? Agriculture

Between efforts to eat more food grown locally, a younger generation of farmers and cheaper component-farming is getting an infusion of data and …