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.
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 […]
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 […]
Finally I get to write about my conference-talks in 2015. The year started really great with the German SQL Server Konferenz in Darmstadt with 2 sessions on In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014 – one of them being even a full-day PreCon, which I co-presented with Niko Neugebauer, who was talking about Clustered ColumnStore Indexes.
You may remember the survey on database ownership which I launched several months ago. In the following, I am now presenting the results and giving my official recommendation for a best practice for security in terms of database ownership. First, if you still need the script:
SQL Server 2014 brings altogether 5 new permissions. Two of those are on database level and only available in the Windows Azure SQL Database Edition – not in the box-version.
A short article on the effects – or missing effects – regarding the disabling & denying connect of Logins & Users on impersonation and permission. Every once in a while one can observe that Logins or Users have been denied the Connect permission or a Login has been disabled. Therefore a correct expectation and understanding […]