07 October 2019
07 October 2019

SQL and Scope

Understanding scoping rules is a basic skill for developers. In this article, Joe Celko gives a bit of the history of scoping in early programming languages and shows how scoping applies to SQL queries as well. … Read more
24 September 2019
24 September 2019

SQL Server Management Studio is as Relevant as Ever

After fifteen years of heavy usage by developers and DBAs, it might seem like Microsoft’s free tool, SQL Server Management Studio, is about to go out of style. SSMS is no longer the cool new kid on the block: Microsoft has shown consistent effort to develop their new tool, Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio), … Read more
09 September 2019
09 September 2019

How to Use SQL Audit and Azure Log Analytics to Comply with Audit Rules

You can use SQL Audit to record changes to security, access to tables, and more to help you meet compliance requirements. In this article, Joshua Feierman explains how to set up the audit and collect the data in Azure Log Analytics when running SQL Server in an Azure VM.… Read more