SQL SERVER – Database Mail Breaks with TLS 1.0 Disabled Discovery – Notes from the Field #128

[Note from Pinal]: In this episode of the Notes from the Field series database expert Ryan Adams explains a very critical error related to Database Mail. Ryan is one guy who spends more time with real world issues with SQL Server than anything else. He has mastered the art of resolving complex errors and document them so easily that one can’t find anywhere else. In this blog post Ryan addresses a very interesting error related to Database Mail Breaks with TLS 1.0 Disabled Discovery. Read the experience of Ryan in his own words.

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SQL SERVER 2016 – How to Use SQL Server 2016 – Stretch Database – Notes from the Field #127

[Notes from Pinal]: First of all, last week SQL Server 2016 released. If you have not downloaded the developer version for free. You can download from here. SQL server 2016 has many different features which are related to performance and stability. One of the feature which attracted me very much is stretch database. I am sure of the name, you might have understood that it is about extending the current features of the SQL Server. Well, the feature is very interesting, and to understand how it works, you will have to read this entire blog post.

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SQL SERVER – Why DBAs Need to Know about Kerberos – Notes from the Field #126

[Note from Pinal]: Not everyone knows about Kerberos. Many think it is a two headed dog from mythology, well that is true but when we talk about database, it is all about security. In this episode of the Notes from the Field series database expert Kathi Kellenberger explains about Why DBAs Need to Know about Kerberos. Kathi is an amazing instructor, she was the SQL author I have read in my early career. The reason, I love SQL Server because her writing has instigated love for this technology in me. Today she brings a relatively interesting topic for database experts. Read the experience of Kathi in her own words.

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SQL SERVER – Handling XML Documents – Notes from the Field #125

[Note from Pinal]: This is a 125th episode of Notes from the Field series. Handing XML documents is not an easy task. Trust me till today I see lots of experts struggling when they have to deal with XML. In my early career I used to be scared with the XML as well. Well, now I have proper understanding of the XML documents and I am no longer worried about this subject.
In this episode of the Notes from the Field series database expert Stuart Ainsworth explains about how to work with XML documents.

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SQL SERVER – Optimizing Tabular Models for Self-Service Reporting: Summarize By – Notes from the Field #123

[Note from Pinal]: This is a new episode of Notes from the Field series. I personally have no problem accepting that I do not know many topics. One of the such topic is Tabular Models. I always wanted to learn more and I finally got the opportunity to learn more.

In this episode of the Notes from the Field series I asked SQL Expert Bill Anton a very crucial question – How can we optimize Tabular Models for self service reporting with the help of Summarize By ? Bill was very kind to answer the questions and provides plenty of information about how a novice developer can work with Tabular Models.

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Hey DBAs – What Are You Assuming/Missing Today? – Notes from the Field #122

[Note from Pinal]: This is a 122nd episode of Notes from the Field series. This story about Shepherd DBA, Teacher and Mentor. If you know Mike Walsh, he is an amazing person to meet and know. He is a technical expert, but along with that he is a true life coach. I am fortunate to be his friend. Every single time I meet him, I learn something as a human. In this episode of “Hey DBAs” Mike explains one of the most important things any DBAs should learn, which is to say “I Don’t Know”.

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