Jun 252016
Recover deleted Azure SQL Database

Yes, its true. You can indeed recover deleted Azure SQL database during the retention period for the SQL Database automated backups for your service tier. To know more about automated backups and retention period refer this post. Database recovery is possible but there are a few caveats like: You can restore the deleted database only [Read More]

Jun 232016
Copy Azure SQL Database Deep-dive

If you are supporting Azure you might have to copy Azure SQL Database, In-fact sometimes this becomes a daily task at big\dynamic environments. So before its too late, let’s learn the process inside-out to perform this confidently. (In-case you’re just a beginner and don’t know how to create\provision Azure SQL Database kindly refer this post) [Read More]

Jun 072016

MS introduced new Database scoped configurations in SQL Azure (V12) and SQL Server 2016; Need for new Database Scoped Configurations Have you ever faced a situation where one of the database requirements are totally different from other like MAXDOP settings and you wanted to set a different MAXDOP for a single DB; or you wanted [Read More]

Jun 062016
How to get last used timestamp in SQL Azure database?

A timestamp is the time at which an event is recorded (inserted or updated), and timestamp is guaranteed to be unique in the database. So what will you do if for some reason you need to find the last used timestamp in SQL Azure Database? Well, the answer is @@DBTS function. @@DBTS This function is [Read More]

Jun 022016
AT Time Zone – Convert timezone directly using SQL

Globalization brings new opportunities and enhance economic growth to any business, but along with all the goodness it also brings complexity to manage different time zones. One has to be always on toes to match different times. but what if you’ve got an application\code where you have to convert timezone within SQL Server data? If [Read More]

May 272016

RLS (Row Level Security) is a brand new feature which has been introduced in Azure, SQL Databases (v12) and SQL Server 2016. This feature provides you access control on rows of tables for users\logins querying the data. Basically, it filters the rows based on certain characteristics of Users\Logins. After getting this feature it becomes very [Read More]

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