Context I had a request to help with a database from a third-party vendor which uses a lot of FullText-Search (FTS) catalogs. I have to say that I just have played a handful of times with FTS, mostly in a didactic way, and not so much in the perspective of a production system and its maintenance. Long story short, this client had a couple of problems in the past with FTS.
This article was initially posted on SQLServerCentral @ 2020-08-18. It was interesting some comments I read about it, mainly why people still use WITH ENCRYPTION when it’s simple to overcome this when we have the right permissions. SQL Server offers an option to encrypt the code of your modules when using the WITH ENCRYPTION syntax. This allows to hide/obfuscate the modules’ code and thus keep away from prying eyes. It’s often used to protect business rules since it allows you to protect some intellectual property.
Whether it’s in our personal lives or the professional one, we do have checklists for certain tasks. On the professional level, it can be purely technical like SQL Server installation, configuration or even uninstall, but they can also be not so technical like when a colleague join the team and someone needs to request permissions to access the company’s tools (such as ticketing/incidents/VPN/etc). What about when a colleague leaves the company?
This was initial posted on SQL Server Central articles. As one of dbatools’ first members, I’ve been using it for years and it’s really my goto tool. This task was no different! Today’s tip and trick using dbatools is about generating an Excel workbook that contains lists of SQL Server roles and its members. The Usefulness of these Reports These reports are especially useful when performing tech-refreshes (migrating from an old version to a newer one) and you want to do some housekeeping.
This month’s (#127) T-SQL Tuesday is brought by B | T) and he asked about Non SQL Tips and tricks. As a Windows user I know there are lots of shortcuts and small hacks, that I love, which make my life much easier! Here is my small contribution: Windows tips & tricks and shortcuts WIN + X -> to access a lot of management stuff in a quick way WIN + V -> If you looking for a clipboard manager (keep multiple entries) since Windows 10 (build 1809) we can have it natively.
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