SQLAuthority News – Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009

Gartner, Inc. analysts highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. The top…
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SQL SERVER – Interesting Interview Questions – Revisited

I really enjoyed users participation in my previous question. Read SQL SERVER – Interesting Interview Questions before continuing reading this article. This interview question was about user participation and about how good and how different you can come with your T-SQL script. What I really liked is that many users…
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SQL SERVER – Top 10 SQL Server 2008 Features for Independent Software Vendor Applications

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 has hundreds of new and improved features, many of which are specifically designed for large scale independent software vendor (ISV) applications, which need to leverage the power of the underlying database while keeping their code database agnostic. This article presents details of the top 10 features that we believe are most applicable to such applications based on our work with strategic ISV partners. Along with the description of each feature, the main pain-points the feature helps resolve and some of the important limitations that need to be considered are also presented.

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SQLAuthority News – SQL Server White Paper: SQL Server 2008 Compliance Guide

Note: Download White Paper by Microsoft Organizations across the globe are being inundated with regulatory requirements. They also have a strong need to better manage their IT systems to ensure they are operating efficiently and staying secure. Microsoft is often asked to provide guidance and technology to assist organizations struggling…
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SQLAuthority News – TOP Downloads – Bookmark

Recently I have gotten many, many requests for SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers as well as related articles. It seems many people are looking for Job or appearing for an interview at this time of the year. I have included lists of the my top downloads in the sidebar of the blog, still I receive many curious questions as side bar does not show up in the RSS feed.

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SQL SERVER – Introduction to CLR – Simple Example of CLR Stored Procedure

CLR is abbreviation of Common Language Runtime. In SQL Server 2005 and later version of it database objects can be created which are created in CLR. Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers can be coded in CLR. CLR is faster than T-SQL in many cases. CLR is mainly used to accomplish task…
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