VIDEO: 5 Questions from CIOs to SQL DBAs and Developers

TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Hiram and I’m a Database Administrator and Developer. I am recording this video to answer 5 questions I got recently from CIOs. 1. What have you done regarding DB high availability to assist with the implementation of Active/Active solutions? <See video: Answer 1 goes here> 2. Can you deconstruct how you solved… Continue reading VIDEO: 5 Questions from CIOs to SQL DBAs and Developers

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1st Time Presenting at SFCodeCamp 2018

Well, that turned out much better than expected. After receiving the news, the day before the conference, that I was selected to speak at South Florida Code Camp 2018, I shared the news with friends and colleagues inviting them to the event. Immediately, I rushed to prepare the necessary equipment and pick up my speaker… Continue reading 1st Time Presenting at SFCodeCamp 2018

I’ll be presenting tomorrow at Nova Southeastern University – 9:50am Room 2081 (Carl DeSantis Building)

Hi, I just received the news that I got selected to speak at Nova Southeastern University tomorrow, 2/10/18 at 9:50am in Room 2081 (Carl DeSantis Building). Here’s the event info: http://fladotnet.com/codecamp/Home.aspx Register here (FREE): https://eventbrite.com/e/south-florida-code-camp-2018-tickets-38099337143 Pls fwd this invite to your friends and colleagues if you think they’ll be interested in attending. There will be… Continue reading I’ll be presenting tomorrow at Nova Southeastern University – 9:50am Room 2081 (Carl DeSantis Building)

ApexSQL Add-in Errors Post-Uninstall

Delete ApexSQL or the particular add-in subfolder. From: 1. C:\Program Files 2. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ApexSQL 3. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Extensions 4. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Extensions 5. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions 6. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions Run cmd as administrator VS2015 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /setup "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio… Continue reading ApexSQL Add-in Errors Post-Uninstall

My Schedule @SQLPASS Summit 2017

Here's my week's schedule - narrowed down with help of friends, for my 1st time at SQL PASS Summit 2017 in Seattle, WA. Here's the full conference schedule: http://www.pass.org/summit/2017/Sessions/Schedule.aspx My Schedule: Precon: Mon: Data Modeling with Power BI (603, Marco) Tues: Columnstore Indexes – Practical Solutions & Techniques (606, Niko) Conf: Wed: 1015am: Benchmarking & Testing In-Memory OLTP… Continue reading My Schedule @SQLPASS Summit 2017

2 New Things in SSMS 17.2 – I Think You’ll Like.

QueryStoreUI reports now supports additional metrics (RowCount, DOP, CLR Time etc.) from sys.query_store_runtime_stats. Performance Dashboard server report now available as a default report: Can connect to SQL Server 2008 and newer versions. Missing indexes sub-report uses scoring to assist in identifying most useful indexes. Historical wait stats sub-report now aggregates waits by category. Idle and… Continue reading 2 New Things in SSMS 17.2 – I Think You’ll Like.

SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn in Windows Server 2012R2 WFC – MultiSubnet Listener returns wrong IP address after a FlushDNS – Error Connection Timeout!

Issue: (Failover had not occurred, commands executed without pause).   Fixed. Key changes were RegisterAllProvidersIP=0, HostRecordTTL=300 (5 minutes instead of default 1200 (20 minutes)). If using .Net Framework 4.5+, recommend adding to client connection strings: MutiSubnet=True; Ref SqlClient support for HA and DR. Key steps were: Set RegisterAllProvidersIP=0 for the Cluster and LG. Set HostRecordTTL=300 (5 minutes instead of default… Continue reading SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn in Windows Server 2012R2 WFC – MultiSubnet Listener returns wrong IP address after a FlushDNS – Error Connection Timeout!

SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted – Parameterized Samples

With Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016, if you want to Insert, Update or Filter by an encrypted column (ie. DML) the statement must be parameterized and/or use sp_executesql. Jakub shows how to do this on his post at the SQL Server Security Blog, but here's the condensed version of the article with all the sample scripts/instructions… Continue reading SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted – Parameterized Samples