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Managed Service Account–SQL Server 2012

As you know there are so many security measures are taken during every release of SQL Server. This version of SQL Server will be using Managed Service account to run SQL server related services. In other terms earlier versions we used Local system account as service account for all SQL Server related services however in this version we be will using individual local accounts for all SQL server related services. In this case whatever application runs on local system are allowed to access SQL Server. So to overcome this MS team has started using managed service accounts in SQL Server.

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What’s FileTable – Part 1

Filetable is a new feature in SQL Server 2012 which allows application to access files that’s stored in disk via SQL Server, that’s the main function. In other words you can store files and directories to windows NTFS folders and these files can be accessed non transactional from application like regular file system. FileTables act as a normal table however it requires FILESTREAM to be enabled. You can query & update this table to get information about the directories and files stored in the location and also it’s hierarchy.

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DBA

AWE option no longer available in SQL Server 2012

AWE (Addressing Windows Extension) is one of the know server configuration to everyone. This parameter allows SQL Server to access large amount of memory in 32 bit machines. However MS decided to depreciate this configuration in SQL Server 2012 (Denali) . I hope this is the first step towards depreciating all 32 bit SQL server editions. So if you are using this setting in your current environment then you need to be careful while upgrading it to SQL Server 2012.

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Pagination in Result Set – OFFSET \ FETCH – SQL Server 2012

Today I’m going to discuss another new feature in SQL Server 2012. Pagination in result set is a new feature in SQL Server 2012. ORDER BY clause in SQL Server 2012 is enhanced with additional parameters that is OFFSET and FETCH. Using this parameter allows you to fetch data from a particular page from result set, you can also specify how many rows to retrieve. However an ORDER BY clause is compulsory to utilize this feature.