14 sessions recommendations to attend at Ignite
03 May 2015

14 sessions I would recommend to anyone at Ignite. (for data platform and business analytics) I’ve been to a lot of conferences, so many that I can’t remember how many I’ve been at. Starting 14 years ago, I attended my READ MORE

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DB Best Center of Excellence: Data Platform and Business Intelligence
28 Apr 2015

DB Best continues building a Center of Excellence with subject matter experts in various areas within our fast growing company. Our COE consists of certified and acknowledged professionals, such as Microsoft Certified Masters, Microsoft Certified Trainers and SQL Server MVPs, each with deep technical expertise in their field, comprising and supporting a team of 180+ professionals. Let us introduce you to the key members of the DB Best Center of Excellence with Data Platform and Business Intelligence expertise: Adi Cohen– […]

Patching Master Data Services
27 Apr 2015

I recently installed my first deployment of Master Data Services (MDS). I installed the SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) MDS front-end on a new server with the intent to use an existing SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) database engine for the back-end. Unsurprisingly, I ran into some issues, and as luck would have it, they were not all well documented. I found some help online in places like Microsoft Connect and the TechNet Forums, but much of what I found […]

New SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical Whitepapers
24 Apr 2015

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has published 4 new comprehensive guides for migrating to SQL Server 2014. SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical White Papers: Guide to Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database Guide to Migrating from Sybase ASE to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from DB2 to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB  

Join us for free SQL Server Upgrade & Migration Seminars
14 Apr 2015

Are you planning to Upgrade or Migrate to SQL Server 2014? In partnership with Microsoft,  DB Best is delivering  free 3 hour seminars at multiple Microsoft MTC locations, seating is limited so register now! In this 3 hour seminar you’ll learn: READ MORE

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Welcome to DB Best: Rick Heiges
31 Mar 2015

DB Best is very excited to announce that Rick Heiges has joined our team as a Principal Solutions Architect and will be based in North Carolina, USA. Rick has spent the past 10 years in the consulting world as a Sr. Solutions Architect working with enterprise customers mainly in the US, but also as far south as South Africa and as far North as Iceland. He served 9 years on the Board of Directors for PASS, including 2 years as […]

Running Any Of The Following ISV Applications On Oracle Or Sybase? You Might Qualify For A Free 3 Day Migration Workshop!
30 Mar 2015

You are running any of the following applications on Oracle or Sybase, and you are wondering what it would take to get them migrated to SQL Server? Well you probably qualify to join us for a by-invitation only 3 day hands on workshop with leading technical experts, prior to MS Ignite, at zero-cost* to you. So if you are running: Team Center, PTC, Sungard, Kronos, SAP on a non-SQL Server platform, contact us and apply to take part in the […]

Robert Davis @SQLSoldier joins DB Best Team
26 Mar 2015

Please join us in welcoming Robert Davis (@sqlsoldier) to DB Best, who as of today, will be contributing to our team as a Principal Database Architect and will be based in our Redmond HQ. Robert is an experienced evangelist, a well-known speaker, trainer and SQL Server MVP. He brings over 15 years of SQL Server experience, and is a well published author and a Microsoft Certified Master. Robert is also a co-founder and co-leader of the PASS Security Virtual chapter, […]

Quickblog: How to install an MSI file unattended
21 Mar 2015

How to install an MSI file unattended MSIEXEC /a “product.msi” /qn Example: MSIEXEC /a “d:downloadsssdt.msi)” /qn Typically this installation will not show any user interaction or verbose logging. Combine with the Full MSI Syntax options as listed below to output installation progress to a log file. Other installation considerations – passive mode Another great option to consider is using the /passive parameter. This parameter will provide UI interaction and show progress graphically.

Installing SQL Server Data Tools (GUI or unattended)
21 Mar 2015

SQL Server Data Tools While its name might be confusing, there are actually 2 versions of SQL Server Data Tools, one that focuses on Data Modeling and Tooling, another one that purely focuses on BI and was previously known as Business Intelligence Development Studio. In this blog, we’ll focus on the Database Modeling and project add -ins for Visual Studio or Visual Studio Shell, which will allow you to easily perform database tooling, and publish to multiple platforms including SQL […]