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SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU8

September 27th, 2015

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2012 SP2. This cumulative update does contain the fixes released in the recent security bulletin.

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SQL Server Live Query Statistics – SQL 2014

September 1st, 2015

SQL Server 2016 is introducing a new feature Live Query Statistics (LQS) to assist you by providing visible live query statistics of your SQL statements from within SQL Server Management Studio. In this article Warwick introduces you to the feature and shows that using SSMS 2016 against a SQL Server 2014 Instance the new feature can be used.

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SQLSaturday #456 – Auckland

August 31st, 2015

SQLSaturday is a free day of SQL Server Training, If you are a SQL Server Professional these are great days to come along to learn about SQL Server from Industry focused professionals. This also provides a great day to network with other like minded SQL Server Professionals in your area.

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SQL Server 2016 – TempDB

August 31st, 2015

TempDB in SQL Server if not configured appropriately can be a performance bottleneck. With the release of SQL Server 2016 next year some changes have been made to help with the initial configuration of TempDB out of the box using some industry wide recommended practices. Read more to find our what is happening ….

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Tail of the Log

August 20th, 2015

Tail of the Log is an important aspect of SQL Server databases for recovery purposes. In this article Warwick will introduce you to what it is and how to make it useful to you in your environment.

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SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU2

August 18th, 2015

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 for you to download as of 18 August 2015.

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SQL Server 2014 RTM CU 9

August 18th, 2015

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 RTM Cumulative Update 9 for you to download as of 18 August 2015.

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Azure Data Factory

August 9th, 2015

Azure Data Factory was released on Friday 7th August by Microsoft into General Availability for consumers. Read more ….

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SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU7

July 20th, 2015

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2012 SP2. This cumulative update does contain the fixes released in the recent security bulletin.

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SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU 1

June 22nd, 2015

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 for you to download as of 23 June 2015.

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SQL Server 2014 RTM CU 8

June 22nd, 2015

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 RTM Cumulative Update 8 for you to download as of 23 June 2015.

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Reducing the number of TempDB Files

May 31st, 2015

There has been many articles written around and available to find and read about TempDB and the recommended practices on the interwebs. Given there are so many articles available giving you advice on how you should configure TempDB we still come across many little gems even now that make us stop and think about why.

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.

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