Encrypting existing data – AE learning series part 02

In the first post of the series we built our first application with Always Encrypted infrastructure. Now it is time to insert some data and the options are not that many. Because the AE is only supported by ADO.NET connections, you must use a tool that supports it, therefore you can use: Use SSMS Encrypt…


Build your first app with SQL 2016 Always Encrypted – AE learning series part 01

Dear reader, this is the first post of a learning series I decided to compile over the Christmas Holidays. I am working on one of my first implementations on AlwaysEncrypted and as a new technology, we, as SQL guys, need to pump-up our knowledge and share what we found along the way, especially if it…


SQL Saturday Sofia 2015–officially the largest SQL Server event in Bulgaria

It was a bit more than a week ago when Sofia hosted SQL Saturday #430. We had more than 350 people joining us for this event to make it practically the biggest SQL Server event in Bulgaria (and probably in the region as well ). We had 19 speakers, half of which international and well…


Exciting times in Bulgaria in preparation for SQL Saturday #430 – Sofia 2015

This week is a very exciting for me – Bulgaria is hosting for a fourth year the largest SQL Server conference in the country (and probably in the region as well) and I just learned that we have almost 450 registered attendees. And there are still two days until registration is closed. The organizers (I’ve…


How to get notified for a new SQL Server update

Getting notifications on new SQL Server releases like patches, hotfixes, security updates, etc. is a very important and critical task for all IT professionals, responsible for administering SQL Server environments. Actually, this check is one of the few critical ones, that Microsoft is considering when evaluating any given instance on its health and risk status….

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