It feels like I have just been back from the SQLBits XV in Liverpool, where I introduced the Security Features of the SQL Server 2016 (SQL Server 2016 – Security Obscurity and Encryption), and next thing I know, I am already in the middle of planning the next SQL Server Master-Class on High Availability with […]
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About Andreas Wolter
Andreas Wolter has been specialized in SQL Server for more than 20 years. He is not only a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) but also one of two Microsoft Certified Solutions Masters Data Platform (MCSM) in Europe and has been awarded MVP several times.
His company Sarpedon Quality Lab, which offers its services mainly in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, is focusing on high performing OLTP Systems and big Data Warehouse Architectures with an emphasis on secure deployments.
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مرحبا (“MARR-hah-bah”, Arabic: Hello) This year takes me to yet another part of the world: I have been invited to speak at THE SQL Server Conference in the Middle East: at SQL Gulf 3 taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.
It has been years since my last publications and presentations on Reporting Services. This is no surprise, because since the 2008 R2-release nothing has happened there. With SQL Server 2016, the Reporting Services finally get attention again, as I had preannounced in passing already last May („SQL Server 2016 – the Security & Performance Release“). […]
After the great success of the German SQLKonferenz in February, where I had the honor of presenting the new security features of SQL Server 2016 together with Joachim Hammer, the Program Manager of the security teams of the relational SQL Engines at Microsoft in Redmond (more info), I finally found time to go about the […]
Introduction This article picks up a topic I have been teaching time and again in seminars, at conferences and in forums for many years: Schema-Design. Here, schema does not mean the database schema with its tabular design but rather the “database object schemas,” also described as Namespace.
This year, from 23 to 25 February, the 3rd ”SQLKonferenz” takes place in Darmstadt. And this year represents a particular peak for me in two regards: For one, my company, Sarpedon Quality Lab®, is for the first time Silver Sponsor of the conference. In this way, I am supporting PASS Deutschland e.V., the German SQL […]
I’m sitting in the plane from San Francisco, where the Oracle Java One conference is taking place this week, to Seattle, where I will be participating in the PASS Summit and seeing and hearing the latest on SQL Server 2016. Prior to this peak of conferences which I will be attending for the 7th consecutive […]
It has been two years since Microsoft announced the end of the Master program. (Microsoft Certified Master & Architect (MCM & MCA) – The End of Advanced Certification. – And a planned new beginning?) But that does not mean that the certification is “dead” or even “valueless,” as has often been mistakenly referred to.
With 14 July 2015, quite precisely one year after the first security bugs in 5 years had to be fixed, we have been given a new reason to test one’s security patching policy. – Provided that you have such a policy for SQL Server.
The news broke in early May: That’s when Satya Nadella presented SQL Server 2016 at the Microsoft Ignite-Conference in Chicago. I can already say that SQL Server 2016 will be one of the most exciting releases in recent years. And that’s because this time it’s clearly focused on security. Next to performance features, security features […]