Yesterday Kendal Van Dyke posted a file to Skydrive with consolidated information from all the events published so far. He built it by grabbing the individual event feeds and I’m guessing some scraping to come up with a file that is useful. Kudos to Kendal for doing this, it fills a gap that has been […]Read more "See Consolidated Data About SQLSaturday (Events, Sponsors, And Speakers)"
Ran across this poster of movie quotes – $20 will get you a copy. Why might you be interested? The visualizations of the quotes!Read more "Famous Move Quotes–Visualized"
If you missed it live you get a second chance! http://www.mssqltips.com/sql-server-video/284/security-compliance-and-sql-server-video/. Had about 300 attend and more questions than we could answer in the time left, will try to do some follow up posts in the next week or so to answer them (and feel free to post questions here as well).Read more "Security, Compliance, and SQL Server – Recording Now Available"
I reviewed my daily report and saw that some jobs failed on six instances overnight, the common factor being that they all used Powershell. None of them had failed recently or been changed recently, and the same code executed fine on many other instances in the same time frame. Here is the error message: A […]Read more "Uninstalling SSMS on Server Breaks SQL Powershell"
I hope you can make time for a learning break at work today – register directly at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/279348610 to learn more about how to deal with your corporate Security and Compliance teams, and what you can do to keep your databases secure.Read more "Reminder: I’m Presenting Security, Compliance, and SQL Server Today at 3PM Eastern"
I’ve never written a novel or a movie script, but I’ve sure consumed a lot of both and enjoy both. I’ve always been excited when a book I have read becomes a movie. Validation of a sort I guess – I like something popular! But really it’s a chance to see it. Yet I’m almost […]Read more "Movie Adaptations of Books"
Over the past week there has been information finally coming out about how the Target breach occurred. This write up in Wired and another by Brian Krebs point back to a compromise in the Point of Sale (POS) system by malware that does ‘memory scraping’. Interesting. Typically POS devices are assumed and certified to be […]Read more "More On The Target Breach"
Last week I posted about reviewing passwords and mentioned using a password manager as part of that effort. DaniSQL noted in a comment a whitepaper about some browser vulnerabilities that can impact password managers – http://isecpartners.github.io/whitepapers/passwords/2013/11/05/Browser-Extension-Password-Managers.html. It’s a quick read and as always when we talk about security it often seems like can nothing be […]Read more "More on Password Managers"
Just announced on Friday, SQLSaturday #300 will be held in Kansas City, MO, on September 13, 2014 . Everything about that is amazing, but especially the organizers and speakers that put in a lot of hours to make events happen – thank you!Read more "Three Hundred!"
I looked at Outlook.com when it launched and recently revisited. I connected a couple of my personal email accounts to it via POP3 without issue and started using it. It’s a pleasant change from OWA which always felt heavy. Its responsive but doesn’t give up the Outlook paradigm. It’s comfortable. It can drop all the […]Read more "Using Outlook.com"