First elements of Windows Timeline appear in latest Windows Insider Build
Windows Timeline is a major enhancement which is expected to be part of the next feature update for Windows 10 that should be released in the March 2018 time frame.
Post-WannaCry, White House Clarifies Approach to Vulnerability Disclosure
The government is starting to open up around how it decides which security vulnerabilities to disclose.
Free Upcoming Webcasts: Query Store, R, AGs, Encryption, Security, and More
Here’s the lineup for the next free GroupBy online conference: Friday, December 1: 8:00 AM Eastern – Query Store and Query Optimization on SQL Server 2017 by Dean Savovi? 9:00 – Elegant T-SQL Solutions for Real World Problem …
Still More SQL Server Features that Time Forgot
The series so far: The SQL Server Features that Time Forgot: Data Quality Services, Master Data Services, Policy-Based Management, Management Data Warehouse and Service Broker More SQL Server Features that Time Forgot: Auto-shrink, Buffer-pool extensio …
Questions About RDS SQL Server That You Were Too Shy to Ask
There are a number of different ways that you can host SQL Server. RDS SQL Server, for example, uses SQL Server within AWS as a simple database service, much like a more versatile alternative to MySQL. Obviously, it is a compromise, in that you lose ma …
SQL Clone Quick Tip: Offloading DBCC checks
If corruption creeps into a database it can and will derail the best-laid disaster recovery plans. To be certain that a database is corruption-free, you need to run regular DBCC CHECKDB checks on that database. Unfortunately this is a resource-intensiv …
Oracle Issues Emergency Patch to Plug JoltandBleed Vulnerability
Patches plug five vulnerabilities plaguing Big Red’s Tuxedo application server, including one offering remote server access.
SQL SERVER – Message: “Please wait for the System Event Notification Service” When Trying to Logoff from RDP Session
I must tell you that there could be many reasons for this behavior, but in this blog, I would talk about a cause which was due to SQL Server. Let us learn about how to fix error related to the Notification Service. For one of my client, he found t …
Cisco Surges on Forecast of First Sales Growth in Eight Quarters
Networking gear maker sees growing software contribution; traditional hardware sales fell again in fiscal first quarter
SaaS Flaw Lets BBC Access KPMG's Confidential Documents
The security flaw discovered by the BBC is not good news for the struggling SaaS company that recently came under new ownership.
Announcing Our 2017 Black Friday Doorbusters
You’ve waited for it. You’ve emailed me about it. You’ve been warning your boss that things get crazy around here at midnight. tl;dr – $99 for the first 50 buyers on Black Friday, $399 after that, and it includes The Senior DBA …
How to Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with PowerShell
Here is how to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with the help of PowerShell. Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 7 was released two months ago and you can download it here. Before you begin, review your system …
Exporting Custom Messages from Sys.Messages
Learn how to get your custom messages from an existing instance and add them to a new instance.
Cleanly Uninstalling Stubborn SQL Server Components
There is a built-in command called msiexec which has an uninstall parameter (-x). This command can be used to remove stubborn programs through brute force. First, though, you need to get an inventory of the GUIDs that represent the programs you need to …
Webinar: data protection & privacy in the world of DevOps
Microsoft MVP and PASS President Grant Fritchey dispels the myth that database DevOps and compliance can’t go hand in hand. After a brief look at how extending DevOps to the database lays solid foundations for data governance and compliance, the focus …