Red Hat Bets Data Centers are Ready for ARM Servers
Unveils flagship enterprise Linux distribution for x86 alternative
SQL SERVER – The Description for Event ID 18456 From Source MSSQLSERVER Cannot be Found
Recently, one of my clients contacted me to understand why they are seeing such messages in their application event log. Where it says The Description for Event ID 18456 From Source MSSQLSERVER Cannot be Found. When I searched in ERRORLOG, I did see be …
Does Traditional IT Inhibit Digital Transformation Projects?
IT leaders are ready to drive digital transformation, but are finding it hard to free up resources tied to traditional IT.
Twitter Bets on New Data Business Product to Revive Revenue
Twitter has long offered a way for brands or researchers to analyze events, sentiment and customer service. But an enterprise version for big brands was too expensive for developers, while a free version didn’t provide enough data. So the company …
Apple Is Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 IPhone
Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan.
Five Must-Have Microsoft Productivity Apps for your iOS and Android Devices
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile platform is moving towards extinction but that doesn’t mean there are no options for being productive on the go with Microsoft products and services.
Google's Cloud Spanner Now Spans Continents … Like It's Supposed to Do
Company turns up technology’s unique multi-region synchronization for the cloud database service
TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference
It’s been almost three years since I wrote a T-SQL Tuesday post (shame on me!), but this is one I definitely want to contribute to. It’s hosted by Ewald Cress and is about “the opportunity to give a shout-out to people (well-know …
Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner
Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. will buy servers and other unspecified “operational assets” in the country’s capital from Amazon Web Services for as much as 2 billion yuan ($302 million).
Summarizing Data Using the GROUPING SETS Operator
Maybe you have felt overwhelmed when you’re analyzing a dataset because of its size. The best way to handle this situation is by summarizing the data to get a quick review. In T-SQL, you summarize data by using the GROUP BY clause within an aggre …
New Post: The Career Influence of Usenet Strangers (T-SQL Tuesday #096)
Check out my new post on some of the people who helped shaped my career: The Career Influence of Usenet Strangers (T-SQL Tuesday #096)…(read more)
#TSQL2sday: Brad McGehee Made a Difference in My Career.
For this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, Ewald asked who’s made a difference in our careers. When I first got started out in SQL Server, all I had was books and Books Online. Back then, neither of them were particularly well-indexed, nor were they u …
FAQs: Using Windows Server SAC in a Cluster; Choosing Between SAC and LTSC; Cluster Disk Witness
Three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions. Today: Windows Server in a cluster, how we choose SAC vs LTSC and requirements around cluster disk witness.
Vagrant and SQL Server 2017 on Linux
Vagrant provides a mechanism to build and configure a virtual Linux box running SQL Server 2017
How To: Permanently Delete All User Mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
Be warned: When you do this, data loss is permanent and you cannot recover the data. But if you still want to go ahead, here’s how.