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Updated: February 2020
SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 have now left Extended Support and no longer receive security updates. This blog and infographic explain what this means and how unsupported products can affect your business:
This month, there were a number of Windows updates which aimed to fix known critical system vulnerabilities, summarised here:
During the Microsoft Inspire 2018 partner conference, held in fabulous Las Vegas, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose talked about the real challenges technology businesses face back home in the UK on digital skills, diversity and inclusion, and responsible and ethical AI. While we're a tiny part of..
While it's been a relatively quiet month in terms of security news, a number of Windows updates have been released, and we have a cumulative update for SQL Server 2014 and 2017. Full details can be found below:
While performing an in-place SQL Server upgrade for a customer, I came across the KB2919355 issue. This article will show you how to resolve this this problem and point out why this can be misleading.
This month has all been about the General Data Protection (GDPR) deadline which came into effect on the 25th May and is why you are likely being bombarded by every company you ever gave a shred of personal information to asking you to review their terms and conditions.
If you’re running SQL Server 2016, you may want to install SQL Server Service Pack 1, CU8. I came across an issue recently that effectively caused the transaction log backups to hang. Through our proactive monitoring, we were alerted to the fact that a log backup had not been taken in 4 hours...
Managed Instance is now in public preview and with it is a purchasing option we haven't yet seen with traditional Azure SQL Database offerings, known as the vCore purchasing model. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced this model is now available in preview for Single Database and Elastic..