How to Track SQL Server Changes with sp_BlitzFirst
In the First Responder Kit’s Power BI Dashboard, there’s a Quick Diagnosis results area where sp_BlitzFirst takes a guess at why your SQL Server was slow – or in this case, why it suddenly got faster: Logging your work in sp_BlitzFirs …
Cosmos DB Free for One Year and Other Azure Services Always Free
While the Cosmos DB emulator is a great way to learn Cosmos DB, it’s better to work directly with the full Cosmos DB service in Microsoft Azure. Previously this was a barrier to learning for many people. Now you can get 12 months of free access t …
Stairway to MDX – Level 3: The Order() Function
The Order() function provides the ‘hierarchized’ sorts you need for reports and applications using MDX. In this Step, Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson explores using the versatile Order() function for providing dataset sorts that respect di …
SQL Source Control v6 now supports SQL Server 2017, SQL Graph, and TFS 2018
SQL Server 2017 went on general release a couple of weeks ago and the latest version of SQL Source Control offers full support, as well as support for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2018. This brings a whole host of benefits and opens up cross-platform w …
Meg Whitman to Step Down as HPE CEO
Whitman was one of the most high-profile women in technology; Neri oversaw HPE’s largest business segment, key to its growth
Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data
Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers were accessed as well …
Capital One Previews Fintech Tuned Container Platform
The financial services company moves into proprietary waters with software it acquired in last years purchase of Critical Stack.
AT&T, Comcast Win as Trump FCC Urges End of Obama Web Rules
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed vacating Obama-era net neutrality rules, handing a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp.
SQL SERVER – AlwaysOn Wizard Error – The Endpoints Tab Lists at Least One Endpoint that Uses Only Windows Authentication
While configuring AlwaysOn availability group for one of my clients, there were various errors. I planned to write blog on all errors which I encountered. Here is an earlier blog. After we bypassed all errors in “Select Databases” scre …
Disaster recovery 101: fixing a broken system table page
This post is about a disaster-recovery scenario I described in our bi-weekly newsletter a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to make sure it’s out on the web too for people to find and use. I was helping someone try to recover da …
FundRequest Uses Blockchain to Incentivize Open Source Contributions
When an open source project is lacking needed contributions, FundRequest will let users offer a cash incentive to inspire the needed code.
HPE's AMD EPYC-Powered VM Server Breaks Benchmark Records
The ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server running AMD’s EPYC chips is scheduled to be available in December.
How Microsoft is Extending Its Cloud to Chevron’s Oil Fields
A single fiber cable at an oil field generates a terabyte of data daily. Chevron will now be using Microsoft’s cloud platform to put that data to use.
Announcing the Free First Responder Kit Power BI Dashboard
What the heck is going on inside your SQL Server? Why’s it so slow? I wrote sp_BlitzFirst to answer that question, but that only works right now. You have to be standing in front of your computer to do diagnostics when the problem strikes. S …
Preparing your data platform for peak period sales
In the last few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with both getting a good bargain and causing retail pandemonium. So how can you prepare your data platform for the increase in traffic? How to fix SQL Server disk I/O bottlenec …