Should Apps Use a Dedicated Port?

Most applications connect on whatever the default port is, typically 1433 for SQL, though it’s common to change that to something non-standard as part of security efforts – making it just a different port that all SQL traffic uses. From a pure SQL perspective that’s fine. We can usually identify traffic using Profiler via application […]

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SQLSaturday Site Wish List

Overall I find the site to be useful and responsive, but sometimes I see small things that I wish were different, or wish were there, so I’m sharing the ones I’ve noticed lately – maybe they’ll make it on to the backlog! Schedule Page. Before the ‘real’ schedule is built this displays a list of […]

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Link List for July 12, 2012

Here are a few things I’ve found/had sent to me recently you may find interesting: Most Common GRE Words. 400 words in multiple choice format, care to test your vocabulary? Good stuff when you’ve got a few minutes to kill! What the Shuttle Booster Saw. HD video from the Space Shuttle, fun to watch, fun […]

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Group Think (or Groupthink)

I’ve thought about writing on this topic a couple times and was reminded of it again when I read a great post called Group Think and Risky Shift. It’s worth reading, twice. Let’s start with a definition, borrowed from Wikipedia: Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people. It is the mode […]

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