Working with Python on Windows and SQL Server Databases (Course Preview)

In this post, we are announcing the general availability of our online course: “Working with Python on Windows and SQL Server Databases“. Note that the course is currently available on Udemy.   What is this course all About? Python is a very popular programming language. Due to its simplified syntax, Programmers can develop a wide … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.6 – About SQL Server Temporary Tables

Check our Tip of the Week, about SQL Server Temporary Tables.   Tip of the Week #6 Local temporary tables in SQL Server, are defined by using the # (single hash) sign and they are only available for the session in which they were created in. After the session ends, local temporary tables are automatically … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.5 – CosmosDB Main Technical Characteristics

Check our Tip of the Week, about the main technical characteristics of CosmosDB.   Tip of the Week #5 The main technical characteristics of Azure Cosmos DB are: Ability to globally distribute your data Multiple data models and APIs for working with your data You can elastically and independently scale throughput and storage on demand … Read more…

How to Change the Font and Size of Grid or Text Results in SSMS

This is a quick but useful tip, on how to change the font and size of Grid or Text Results in SSMS.   For changing the font and/or size of Grid results in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS): Within SSMS, navigate to the “Tools” menu, then “Options”, “Fonts and Colors” and select to “Show settings … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.4 – SQL Server Stretch Database

Check our Tip of the Week, about JSON support in SQL Server.   Tip of the Week #4 Stretch Database in SQL Server 2016 and later, allows storing historical data in the Microsoft Azure cloud. It runs in the background and provides seamless access to both local and remote data. Among other, it can be … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.1 – SQL Server Always Encrypted

Check our Tip of the Week, about the SQL Server Always Encrypted feature!   Tip of the Week #1 With Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016 and later, you can protect sensitive data, by encrypting sensitive data on the application side, without revealing the encryption keys to the Database Engine. To this end, through a … Read more…

New Blog Post Series: Tip of the Week!

Hi friends around the globe! We are pleased to announce a brand new blog post series titled “Tip of the Week“. Via this series, every Monday, we will be sharing with you, useful short tips on a variety of topics such as: SQL Server Administration and Development, Azure SQL Database, Programming, Data Access and more! … Read more…

New Free Service: SQL Server OS Requirements Info

Hi friends! Today we announce another new free online service just for you, the SQL Server Community! This new service is titled “SQL Server OS Requirements Info“, and as the name implies, by using this service, you can quickly retrieve useful information, about the OS requirements for any version and edition of SQL Server! You … Read more…

What Entity Framework Core is and How to Enable it in your C# Projects in Visual Studio

In this article, you will learn what Entity Framework Core is and how to enable it in your C# Projects in Visual Studio. Entity Framework Core, is the Cross-Platform version of ADO .NET Entity Framework. In one of my older articles, I have provided an introduction to Entity Framework. Entity Framework Core, as mentioned above, is its … Read more…

What are Local and Global Temporary Tables in SQL Server?

In this article, we will talk about temporary tables in SQL Server and more specifically, we will answer the question: What are Local and Global Temporary Tables in SQL Server?   What are Temporary Tables in SQL Server? Temporary tables in SQL Server, is a special  type of database tables which once created, exist only … Read more…