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T-SQL Tuesday #123: SSMS tips to make your day easier

February 11, 2020

I thank Jes Pomfret (blog|twitter) for hosting T-SQL Tuesday #123. The topic for this month is Life hacks to make your day easier. I also want to acknowledge Adam Machanic’s vision behind this project. I learned a lot from some of the #TSQL Tuesday’s and participated in a few. Thank you, Steve Jones (blog|twitter), for coordinating […]

How to Use Managed Identity with Azure Function App?

January 27, 2020

With the announcement of Powershell support in Azure Functions, it has become easier for data professionals to use functions to manage cloud resources such as Azure SQL Database, Managed Instances. A common challenge when using functions is how to manage the credentials in function code for authenticating databases. Keeping the credentials secure is an important […]

New-AzActionGroupReceiver How to Set Up Voice Calls as a New Action Group?

February 6, 2020

As per the Microsoft documentation, I should be able to set up Azure Monitor Action Group with voice mail. I can easily do that from the portal. I wanted to do the same with PowerShell. The following code works as expected while setting up email and SMS. When I add the code for the voicemail, […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday Cleveland

January 23, 2020

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. SQLSaturday Cleaveland will be held on Feb 01, 2020, at Strosacker Hall – Baldwin Wallace University, 115 Tressel Street, Berea, Cleveland, Ohio, […]

UnmatchedIndexes – Bug in SSMS

January 21, 2020

Filtered Index in SQL Server and Parameterized Query does not work well with each other. This incompatibility is a well-known issue among Data Professionals. If you do a Google search for ‘SQL Server unmatched index‘ you find many articles written by well-known bloggers in the SQL Server community. I am quoting a summary of the […]

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