Hey everybody, I just posted a new video on how to change the delimiters when you create a CSV with Excel. By default you can only export to a comma-delimited file, but quite often you need a real delimiter. Unfortunately, you [...]
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I got this question on twitter recently so I decided to blog it real quick. The question is, how do you output data to excel from powershell?
Well, there’s a free function that I’ve used and I’ve been quite happy with [...]
I often have to explain to my clients about rolling outages. See, this comes into play when you’re doing maintenance, mainly reindexing.
On SQL Standard you can’t reindex online, which means you’ll have table locks that are going to block [...]
InfoWorld Magazine (http://www.InfoWorld.com) has published a new article by MidnightSQL owner Sean McCown, “Review: SQL Server 2014 pushes the pedal to the metal”. The article announces the upcoming release of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – due out on April [...]
We have here an easy, handy-dandy way to find out how much CPU is in use on your server. Of course you can find out by opening up task manager, or by running perfmon, but that’s not really the point. We [...]
I recently got this error message in a CDC scenario. There are 2 places you can discover this. You can look at the job history for your CDC capture job, and you can look in sys.dm_cdc_errors.
Since CDC uses the replication [...]
Today Quentin Clark announced SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is now available. It’s both available for public download and it’s the final CTP before going RTM.
Now, I don’t know about the rest of you but my favorite feature [...]
For those of you who like scripting your installs as much as I do there’s something you should be aware of when installing 2012 on Windows 2012 R2. I don’t remember coming across it in Windows 2012 RTM, but maybe I’m [...]
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