SQL PFE has a Pre-Con at the PASS Summit!

At the 2014 PASS Summit in Seattle on Tuesday November 4, Denzil Ribeiro and I (Tim Chapman) will be giving a Pre-Conference seminar entitled “Troubleshoot Customer Performance Problems like a Microsoft Engineer.”  In this full-day session Denzil and I will cover a plethora of troubleshooting tools and methodologies that we use as field engineers when confronted…


Generating a trusted TDE Certificate in the proper format from a Certificate Authority

I recently worked with a customer who was attempting to deploy Transparent Database Encryption using a trusted certificate which was generated by a certificate authority (CA). They were unable to import the certificate using the CREATE CERTIFICATE command as it kept failing with a 15468 error. This blog post attempts to explain this error and…