SQL Server latest Updates (Nov. 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2012 SP1/SP2, and SQL Server 2014 RTM:

Cumulative Updates #3 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Updates #13 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Updates #4 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Stay Tuned! :)

SQL Saturday Parma – English Slide decks available to download

My SQL Saturday Parma slide decks are available to download on SlideShare.

The main topic of those presentations is database lifecycle management (DLM) on SQL Server.
Concepts: ALM/DLM, team work, differences between code and databases.
We’ve demonstrated the usage of the following tools: Visual Studio with SQL Server Data ToolsRed-Gate ed ApexSQL.
Second session: “Unit testing su database“.
Concepts: unit testing, database testing vs code testing.
We’ve demonstrated testing tools like Red-Gate SQL Test and Visual Studio Unit test projects, and the TSQLUnit framework.
Additionally, I’ve created a set of sample scripts with T-SQL and TSQLUnit on MSDN Code Samples.
Stay Tuned! :)

Sql Server: Backup all the databases of the instance

suxstellino (Alessandro Alpi):

ahahahah, thank you Michael :)

Originally posted on .Net Diaries:

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They told me (Alessandro Alpi), to don’t blog this :) because there’s a lot of this stuff out there, but this my blog, and it is too cool when developing in load testing environment, and you need to backup, try load test data, and restore previous version, so forgive me about this:

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Change the “C:_Databases_BackupDatabases” into your default BackupDirectory found in the instance facets, to avoid security problem.

DON’T USE THIS CODE IN PRODUCTION!!

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SQL Server latest Updates (Oct. 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2014 RTM:

Cumulative Updates #4 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

 

Additionally, a set of workarounds regarding the Report Builder error introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 have been suggested here.

 

Stay Tuned! :)

PASS SQL Saturday Parma Agenda now available!

PASS SQL Saturday Parma agenda is now available!

This is the timetable:
From        To
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10:00       11:00
11:15       12:15
12:30       13:30
13:30       14:30
14:30       15:30
15:45       16:45
16:45       17:00
17:00       18:00
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We will have three tracks:
  • BI, for Business Intelligence, BigData, xVelocity, etc.
  • DEV, for developers 
  • OPS, for operations and administration
Checkout the agenda here and organize your Saturday with the schedule builder!
 
Stay Tuned! :)
 
 
 
 

SQL Server latest Updates (Sept. 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 SP1/SP2:

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 released

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service pack 3

SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Additionally, the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 has been released.

 

Stay Tuned! :)

LepideAuditor for SQL Server review

LepideAuditor for SQL Server review

Every day a DBA (or a developer), has to reply to questions like “who changed that table?” or “who tried to login on our production database?”. These answers are not so simple to find out, actually. LepideAuditor for SQL Server is a tool that can helps us to audit operations on a SQL Server instance and to monitor both the server and the database level.

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