I’m so exciting to announce that the SQL Saturday Kosovo is going to be held on May 18, 2013 and it’s our firs time SQL Saturday where I will speak also. However I’ve started the challenge journey to organize things properly. The most important thing here for our local community is that the list of the speakers will be all the MVPs for SQL Server.
More information will be in our official website at SQL Saturday #225 Kosovo.
SQL Server is in the Cloud as Windows Azure SQL Database, but in the Cloud, still have some limitations that are not supported and here are some of them (short info):
SQL Server 2008 R2 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database:
- SQL Server Utility
- Master Data Services
SQL Server 2008 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database:
- Change Data Capture
- Data Auditing
- Data Compression
- Extended Events
- Filestream Data
- Integrated Full-Text Search
- Policy-Base Management
- Resource Governor
- SQL Server Replication
- Transparent Data Encryption
SQL Server 2005 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database
- Common Language Runtime (CLR and CLR User-Defined Types)
- Database Mirroring
- Service Broker
- Table Partitioning
- XML Indexing
Other features that are not supported as well:
- Backup and Restore
- Extended Store Procedure
- SQL Server Agent
For more information you can check here.
An error that is known how to solve it, I was the victim today with it and when I started the SSMS, I saw that error. I’m telling you here how to fix it as fast info and references from MS.
This error usually comes when your DB no longer exists or it is in suspect mode or has been detached or offline etc, and you will have the pop-up message with error description and the number 4064:
Ok, as you can see the user Blue cannot connect in the default database and the login failed!
Fixing this error is really easy, so you can try again to login with that user but first before to Connect, you must go to the Options that is in right corner below and you will be asked for the Connection Properties on the second tab of the login dialog box and you must enter the master database in the drop-down box, see the fig below and hit Connect:
Now you will be able to connect in your SQL Server. So what’s next!? As I said, some of the reason why it happened are described above, so now you can check for the correct DB that must be as default DB of that user. After that to be sure for the next connection you need to change the default DB via T-SQL or GUI:
GUI: Open the SSMS on the right, you have object Explorer, go to Security > Logins > Find your login and right click > Properties. You will have the dialog box like shown in the fig below.
Or you can use the T-SQL script:
ALTER LOGIN [Blue] WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=[TESTING2];
For more info about this error, you can check here.
Being part of the SQL Server community is a fantastic thing! Not only do you have the technical support of a global community, but you also have the strength the SQL Server community behind you offline as well! We know the power of the community – we’ve seen the #SQLFamily reach out to each other in the virtual world and beyond to lend a helping hand, on technical matters or not!
Yesterday, my friend Betim Drenica (B | T) as Leader of the ALNUG (Albanian .Net Users Group) and I as leader of the ALSSUG (Albanian SQL Server Users Group) have organized second meeting of our UG in very lovely environment at Innovation Center of Kosovo, in Prishtina.
We had nice sessions about SQL Server window Functions, C# 5, Web Services yesterday & today and two light talks. Event went well and we had a great audience around 45 people. Also lot of the discussions and encouraging the audience to speak something from their experience in the next events.
Need to say “thank you” to our sponsors and supporters: ICK (Innovation Center of Kosovo), STIKK (Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology), and other sponsors that are available in our official website!
I’m so honored to be recognized as an MVP for SQL Server by Microsoft!
Thank you Microsoft and the SQL Server Community.
My journey was started more than 4/5 years ago and the first person that I have discussed lot and lot about my activities for my local community for the SQL Server was the Editor of the SQL Server Central – Steve Jones (Tweetiutiu) so, thank you Steve, encouraging me to start activities with my blog and other stuff that is related to the SQL Server!
Now, this award that really makes me happy and so honored to be part of the elite (MVP) technical people that I’m proud to be part of it, makes me to do more for my local community and also for the SQL Family in global community!
Once again I would like to say Congratulations to the new MVPs and all renewed MVPs as well!
All the best and Stay Tuned!
After the successful installation of the SQL Server 2012, some shortcut keys can be possible to not work properly like in early versions, and one of the most shortcut key that I had problem after my installation of the SQL Server 2012 in the SSMS has been well known shortcut Ctrl+R to remove the last results pane from the SSMS! Ok lets take a look few steps how to activate it in the new SSMS of the SQL Server 2012:
Select > Tools > Customize … click “Keyboard”
In the list window scroll down and find to select “Window.ShowResultsPane”
Go to “Use new shortcut in:” – select “SQL Query Editor”
Go to “Press shortcut keys” text box and press Ctrl+R
Click “Assign” and finally OK!
Now, when you execute a select statement in SSMS and you have results set, you can remove them, pressing Ctrl+R, that is very often used from the Developers and DBA to clear the results pane!
This is very little help and enjoy it!
SQL Server Team, has announced the Service Packe 2 available for the SQL Server 2008 R2.
All the details are here
Another Tech Days Prishtina where I will speak about SQL Server 2012 for IT Pros. After a success event in Tirana (Albania), next week in Tech Days Kosovo 2012, I’m honored to be part of the speakers team, where I will speak about SQL Server 2012 new arrivals. According to the previous Tech Days events we will have a great audience over 350 attendees, seems this year will be more than that! However, the event will have in parallel two tracks, the Dev Track with the speakers (Karl Davies-Barrett, Betim Drenica, Arian Celina, Rexhep Kqiku & Lamir Shkurti) and IT Pro Track with speakers (Damien Caro, Dimitar Grozdanov, Driart Elshani & Dukagjin Maloku). The agenda information:
IT Pro Track: aka DPro-Track, while all speakers name started with D!
- Damien Caro – All about the Cloud-s
- Dimitar Grozdanov – Learn how to start building your privat cloud
- Driart Elshani – MS Forefront TMG implementation in the Kosova’s Government IT infrastructure (success story)
- Dukagjin Maloku – 10 reason to love SQL Server 2012
- Damien Caro – Windows Server 8
- Karl Davis-Barrett – Windows 8 a ride on the Metro Application Platform
- Betim Drenica – Windows Phone Applications using Windows Azure
- Arian Celina – MVC 4 and WebAPI
- Lamir Shkurti – 10 reason to love SQL Server 2012 for Developers
- Rexhep Kqiku – What’s new in VS11 (oriented in ALM)
Links to register for Tech Days & IT Camp are:
MS has announced the new road for the SQL Server Certifications. All of the interested folks knows that the old way was with MCTS (DBA, DB Dev & BI) and MCITP (DBA, DB Dev & BI) series.
Now, the new way is to earn the MCSA pack that is in combination of 3 exams:
Exam 461 - Querying MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 462 – Admin a MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 463 – Implementing DataWarehouses with SQL Server 2012
Also the upgrade road is available, so everything you need in details are here.
After MCSA Certification series for the SQL Server 2012 that is in the same level like MCTS and where these certifications validates a set of core SQL Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas, the next level will be MCSE for the SQL Server 2012 that are more specific type:
Data Platform – for building and administering data solutions including Cloud.
BI – Business Intelligence solutions and reports.
Data Platform = MCSA + Exams (464 & 465)
BI = MCSA + Exams (466 & 467)