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SQL Saturday Kosovo #225

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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 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database

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
  • Replication
  • Extended Store Procedure
  • SQL Server Agent

For more information you can check here.

Fixing: SQL Server Error 4064 …

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:

Error4064

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:

OptionConn

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.

Testing

Or you can use the T-SQL script:

USE [master]
GO
ALTER LOGIN [Blue] WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=[TESTING2];
GO

For more info about this error, you can check here.

Honored with MVP award!

 

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!
Dugi

Ctrl+R in SSMS 2012

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!

Stay Tuned…!

Tech Days 2012 in Kosovo

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

Dev Track

  • 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:

Tech Days Kosovo 2012

IT Camp

Stay Tuned!