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Importing Registered Servers from SSMS into Azure Data Studio – Port 1433

Drew Furgiuele came up with a PS script to import your SSMS Registered Servers into Azure Data Studio. He wrote it up in much more detail here: Importing Registered Servers from SSMS into Azure Data Studio –

Sharing: Feature Restrictions in SQL Server 2019 – a warning

Solomon Rutzky posted some thoughts on the new “Feature Restrictions” in SQL Server 2019, which some have said might help with SQL Injection. He writes up a lot of details about what Feature Restrictions were intended to

SQL Login Failures and Azure SQL

We ran into an issue recently with a large number of SQL Login failures triggering an alert for our sysadmins. This was in one of our Azure SQL databases so the usual tools to troubleshoot alerts don’t

Analyzing Slack Traffic with PowerBI

The other day in the SQL Community Slack channels, we started chatting about general usage of Slack – which channels saw the most activity, what topics were discussed, and so on. One thing led to another and

Automating File Processing with Python and SQL Server

Garry Bargsley ( b | t ) asks us this month what does “Automate all the things” mean to you. After all, if we have to do something over and over, it only makes sense to automate

Send Meaningful Errors for SSIS Packages

Recently, Kevin Hill (b | t ) posted on getting package errors from the SSIS catalog in a single query as opposed to clicking through the SSIS Reports and digging through pages.  I took that and ran

A Speaker’s Workshop in 35 Minutes

Buck Woody shares a much abbreviated video of his speaking workshop to help others become a better speaker and present more effective sessions. Well, not the *whole* workshop. That’s a full-day long, with individualized attention and exercises.

TSQL: OUTPUT Columns Not In Target Table

One of the challenges I’ve run into regularly throughout my years trying to convert data from one system to another is that we have a set of old data, often with its own key values. That data

TSQL Tuesday: “Disabling” Triggers Without ALTERs

I’ve worked with my share of Triggers over the years. Most of the time, they were relatively simple affairs – do a simple update to a date if a row changed or track some basic audits somewhere.

Very Simple Data Entry with C# Winforms & Datasets

I recently needed to generate a quick and dirty app for data entry into a normalized database. I’ve done this sort of thing in Access before so started to play with it a little. After getting one