Thursday, December 20, 2012

Screencast: Migrating to a Contained Database in SQL Server 2012

Contained Databases is an exciting new feature shipped with SQL Server 2012.

Among other, it introduces a more robust security model where you can access databases without using SQL Server Logins. You just need to use the Contained User and you can have full access to the database.

This allows you to easily migrate Contained Databases to other instances of SQL Server 2012 without having to worry about any SQL Server logins, orphaned users, etc., for the simple reason that SQL Server Logins are not necessary when using Contained Databases!

I have just prepared a screencast with live demos showing how you can migrate an existing database to a Contained Database and thus achieve portability.

I'm making the screencast available here as well as on "The SQL Server and .NET TV":

Also, below you can access the slides.

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Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

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