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Does SQL Server Lose an Hour of Sleep?

At the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which is this weekend in the UK, the clocks will move forward by one hour at 1am. Apart from the fact that we all lose an hour of our night’s sleep, what effect will this have on your scheduled jobs in SQL Server?

Statistics and cooking. Are they the same?

Stats and cooking 

Secure Your Azure SQL Estate with Azure AD-only authentication

You wouldn’t allow simple single-factor authentication for your social media or personal email accounts, so is it appropriate for your corporate highly-sensitive data?

SQLBits 2022 session - Five steps to create a data-driven culture

I am really excited that today SQLBits 2022 launches and I’m looking forward to a fantastic event.

Breaking the Bias - International Women's Day 2022

Join primary speaker Julie Phillipps in conversation with Fiona Lim (alliance manager at Coeo) as they discuss breaking the bias ahead of International Women’s day! As we well know, we each have a collective responsibility to navigate our biased language, actions, and thoughts. Through this..

Why can sp_prepare cause you performance issues?

Whilst use of it is often dependant on your application and therefore unavoidable, sp_prepare can have a serious unintended impact on the performance of your queries.

SQLBits 2022 session - Field Testing Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Solution

As far as maintenance solutions for SQL Server instances are concerned, those based on Ola Hallengren's scripts work beautifully out of the box. They have also transformed many a SQL Server and boast an impressive track record. Nevertheless, a critical question arises: How do you get the best out..

SQLBits 2022 session - Data Governance with Azure Purview - Ask the Experts

I am delighted to announce that the SQLBits event is due to return! This year, the event will be hosted at the ExCel in London and run from 8th-12th March. 

The New PL-300 Power BI Exam: What Has Changed?

Getting an official Microsoft certification is an important step for anyone who works with Microsoft Power BI. While Power BI is featured in the more basic PL-900 Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals exam, the standard exam for users of the software is DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI

VM level Snapshots & Differential Backups – What to keep in Mind

You want to protect your VM’s and databases in case of disaster. You implement a backup strategy to meet your requirements, but they’re separate technologies. What can go wrong? What should you watch out for? Let me tell you about something I came across recently…  

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