How to Resolve: The feature “Scale-out deployment” is not supported in this edition of Reporting Services

Under certain circumstances, when upgrading SQL Server Reporting Services Standard Edition, for example from SSRS 2012 or 2014 to SSRS 2017 or 2019, you might get the following error message when trying to start the Reporting Services service: “The feature “Scale-out deployment” is not supported in this edition of Reporting Services“. But first, let’s discuss … Read more…

How to Resolve: [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified (0) (SQLDriverConnect)

This article, provides useful troubleshooting tips, for the following error which you might get, under certain circumstances, when trying to connect to SQL Server from Python, using pyodbc: [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified (0) (SQLDriverConnect). Prior to sharing our tips for troubleshooting the issue, let’s discuss … Read more…

Useful Python Programming Tips

In this post, I will be regularly posting useful Python programming tips. These tips will be organized in different categories, in order to make it easier to read it.   Hello World in Python The below command, prints a “Hello World” message from within a Python script: print(“Hello World from Python”)   Code Indentation in … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.7 – SQL Server Offerings in Azure

Check our Tip of the Week, about the SQL Server offerings in Azure.   Tip of the Week #7 The Available 3 SQL Server offerings in Azure are: SQL Server on Virtual Machines (*IaaS) Azure SQL Database (Logical Server – *PaaS) Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (*PaaS)   *IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service *PaaS: Platform … Read more…

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…