Monthly Archives: February 2013

3 Steps to Work More Efficiently in SSMS.

Throughout my career I have worked with different programming and database tools.  Thinking back the tools that I enjoyed using were the tools that were easy to get the job done, and the tools that I hated using were the

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Over 300 Dowloads of the Database Health Reports

Today, the Database Health Reports had its 300th dowload.  I would like to say thank you to everyone who is using the product, and an extra thank you to those who have provided me with feedback. Since I started  planning

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SQL Saturday Presentation

I am at SQL Saturday in Vancouver BC today. Here is the download of my presentation. Download zip file. Here is the presentation outline. OVER Clause Enhancements ROWS PRECEDING, FOLLOWING, UNBOUNDED RANGE PRECEDING, FOLLOWING, UNBOUNDED IIF – Immediate IF or

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VARCHAR diff function

Last month I posted another CTE blog entry Using a CTE to Split a String Into Rows with Line Numbers.  Since then I have used it but, but realized that what I really needed was a diff tool to compare two

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Beta 4 of the Database Health Reports

Just a reminder, we are a couple weeks into beta 4 of the database health reports.  If you haven’t tried it out, take a look at http://databasehealth.stevestedman.com.   You can use the Database Health Reports to increase the overall health

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