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Microsoft offers 30% discount on SQL Server on Linux

Posted on: 25th April, 2018

Microsoft is offering SQL Server 2017 on Linux at a 30% discount to the usual subscription price until 30th June 2018 for qualifying customers. The offer is available to those with Enterprise Agreement (Enterprise Enrollment, Server & Cloud Enrollment), and/or Enterprise Agreement Subscription Enrollment. https://zd.net/2vGgmqw

Microsoft is offering SQL Server 2017 on Linux at a 30% discount to the usual subscription price until 30th June 2018 for qualifying customers.

The offer is available to those with Enterprise Agreement (Enterprise Enrollment, Server & Cloud Enrollment), and/or Enterprise Agreement Subscription Enrollment.

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Microsoft GDPR compliance toolkit for SQL Server

Posted on: 19th April, 2018

Microsoft offers a set of GDPR compliance tools for SQL Server to aid adherence to the EU’s new data rules for database software users. Microsoft advocates using the SQL Data Discovery & Classification tool, built into SSMS, to identify and classify sensitive data. Database Administrators can then use dynamic data masking to control who can…

Microsoft offers a set of GDPR compliance tools for SQL Server to aid adherence to the EU’s new data rules for database software users.

Microsoft advocates using the SQL Data Discovery & Classification tool, built into SSMS, to identify and classify sensitive data. Database Administrators can then use dynamic data masking to control who can access sensitive data. Row-level security is also available in SQL Server 2016 onwards, to control access to specific table rows. The Always Encrypted and SQL Vulnerability Assessment features also help users achieve GDPR compliance.

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Azure SQL Database – new features review

Posted on: 20th March, 2018

Redmond Magazine reviews Azure SQL Database new features, including Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, the Azure Database Migration Service and Zone Redundancy for Azure SQL Database. http://bit.ly/2FOHNTI

Redmond Magazine reviews Azure SQL Database new features, including Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, the Azure Database Migration Service and Zone Redundancy for Azure SQL Database.

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Azure SQL Database gets new migration and HA features

Posted on: 15th March, 2018

Microsoft has announced new Azure SQL Database features, including migration, high availability and information protection options. The new features are currently in preview. http://bit.ly/2IoYKSB

Microsoft has announced new Azure SQL Database features, including migration, high availability and information protection options. The new features are currently in preview.

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Microsoft MCSA SQL Server exam gets new online course

Posted on: 19th February, 2018

CBT Nuggets has released a new online video training course for those studying for the Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-762 exam. Trainer Garth Schulte helps students preparing for the 70-762 exam with a hands-on virtual lab environment. “Learning about developing SQL databases will ensure that database developers understand proper database design and know how…

CBT Nuggets has released a new online video training course for those studying for the Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-762 exam.

Trainer Garth Schulte helps students preparing for the 70-762 exam with a hands-on virtual lab environment.

“Learning about developing SQL databases will ensure that database developers understand proper database design and know how to fully utilize the database objects required for a successful design,” Schulte said.

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Dynamic data masking in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

Posted on: 23rd January, 2018

Anoop Kumar posts a new article on how to implement Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database. The article shows how built-in functions can be used to mask data based on different data patterns. http://bit.ly/2E2FIjd

Anoop Kumar posts a new article on how to implement Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database. The article shows how built-in functions can be used to mask data based on different data patterns.

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Pro DBA to exhibit at SQLBits 2018

Posted on: 18th January, 2018

SQLBits is the largest SQL Server conference in Europe for data professionals, and Pro DBA will be there to chat about our SQL Server support and consultancy services. Please come over to our stand for a chat and some giveaways! This year, speakers at SQLBits will include industry experts Brent Ozar and Guy Glantser. Register…

SQLBits is the largest SQL Server conference in Europe for data professionals, and Pro DBA will be there to chat about our SQL Server support and consultancy services. Please come over to our stand for a chat and some giveaways!

This year, speakers at SQLBits will include industry experts Brent Ozar and Guy Glantser. Register at https://sqlbits.com/information/registration.

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Redgate buys SQL Manager from SysKit

Posted on: 10th January, 2018

Redgate Software has acquired SQL Manager, a data discovery and classification tool, from SysKit to add to its portfolio of SQL Server tools. According to Redgate, “SQL Manager is already making headway in the [data privacy] market and its data classification functionality will be developed further before the newly renamed SQL Estate Manager is released…

Redgate Software has acquired SQL Manager, a data discovery and classification tool, from SysKit to add to its portfolio of SQL Server tools.

According to Redgate, “SQL Manager is already making headway in the [data privacy] market and its data classification functionality will be developed further before the newly renamed SQL Estate Manager is released in early 2018 as part of a complete data privacy and protection solution”.

In a related move, Redgate Investments has made a significant investment in SysKit, the developers of SQL Manager and also solutions for SharePoint, Office 365 and Citrix.

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SQL Server 2016 migration troubleshooting

Posted on: 21st December, 2017

New Tim Ford article on ITPro describes how a post-migration CPU core utilisation issue was investigated and resolved. http://bit.ly/2Bu9SxM

New Tim Ford article on ITPro describes how a post-migration CPU core utilisation issue was investigated and resolved.

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Pro DBA achieves Cyber Essentials certification

Posted on: 8th December, 2017

Pro DBA has added Cyber Essentials certification to its long list of accreditations. The achievement reiterates Pro DBA’s commitment to delivering a safe and secure service to its clients, also demonstrated by its ISO 27001 certification. Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. The…

Pro DBA has added Cyber Essentials certification to its long list of accreditations. The achievement reiterates Pro DBA’s commitment to delivering a safe and secure service to its clients, also demonstrated by its ISO 27001 certification.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. The government has stated that “we believe this scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so”.

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