SQL Updates Newsletter – December 2014

Recent Releases and Announcements    ·         SQL Server 2014 CU5 o   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3011055 ·         SQL Release Services Blog o   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/ ·         Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014 o   There is a critical IE, Office, and Windows update for this month: o   https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-dec ·         New Microsoft Intune capabilities o   http://blogs.technet.com/b/mackblog/archive/2014/12/02/new-microsoft-intune-capabilities.aspx ·         Security Compliance Manager Baselines for…

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Guidelines for Setting SQL Permissions on Mount Point Folders

You can use Windows Disk Management to assign a mount-point folder path (rather than a drive letter) to a volume. In this manner you can access a new volume via a child folder path of a different volume’s drive letter. For example, say you have three 100GB volumes Vol1, Vol2, Vol3. We can initially mount…

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SQL Server Kerberos and SPN Quick Reference

  This post contains the references and methodology I use when troubleshooting SQL Kerberos issues. While there are already many SQL Kerberos articles in existence, the goal here is to provide a central and up-to-date resource(including new tools + updated tool syntax) which covers not just the configuration steps, but an understanding of why this…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – November 2014

Recent Releases and Announcements Ø  SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU 13 (released Nov 2014) o   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3002044 Ø  SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU 3 (released Nov 2014) o   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3002049 Ø  SQL Release Services Blog o   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/ Ø  Lync is now Skype for Business o   In the first half of 2015, the next version of Lync will…

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