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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

November 16th, 2011

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2 (MBSA) is a tool that provides a streamlined method of identifying any missing security updates..

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Granting a SQL Service account permissions to create SPN’s

November 15th, 2011

When preparing for a SQL Server installation, whether that be for a Stand-alone Instance or a clustered Instance, using a..

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing – How does it compare

November 7th, 2011

With the release of SQL Server 2012 sometime within the first 6 months of 2012, Microsoft released recently a data..

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing

November 4th, 2011

With the announcement that Microsoft’s SQL Server code-name ‘Denali’ at SQL PASS 2011 to be known as SQL Server 2012,..

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SQL PASS 2011 Day 3

October 23rd, 2011

Well we have reached the 3rd and final day of SQL PASS 2011. Once again the day starts off with..

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SQL PASS 2011 Day 2

October 14th, 2011

Following on from yesterday the sessions once again had plenty to choose from with 19 DBA based sessions to choose..

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SQL PASS 2011 Day 1

October 14th, 2011

Well yesterday was officially the first day of SQL PASS 2011 in Seattle Washington. The day started out with the..

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October 11th, 2011

SQL PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle WA.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU5

October 9th, 2011

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 5 for you to download as of 22 February 2012. The download..

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Installing SQLScheduler

September 19th, 2011

Are you using a version of SQL Server Express 2005, 2008, 2008 R2? Well these editions do not have the..

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SQL Server Compression Estimation

September 14th, 2011

Previously I blogged about the release of the Compression Estimation Tool available for download from CodePlex. To read more about..

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Database Maintenance in SQL Server 2005 Express – Performance

September 3rd, 2011

Following on from my previous blog on SQL Server Agent for SQL Server 2005 Express, this post is to run..

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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.