Presenting for PASS DBA Virtual Chapter on Wednesday

Just a quick post to publicize the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter meeting on Wednesday where I will be presenting an online session on Configuring and Managing FILESTREAM and FileTable in SQL Server 2012. The link for registration (enters you in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card) is https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/8000181573/Registration.aspx?pageName=58svx93t12hx5f16. If you just want to … Continue reading Presenting for PASS DBA Virtual Chapter on Wednesday

FileTable Security Flaw Resolved in Service Pack 1

Even though Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2012 was released almost 2 months ago, it's only now that I've had a chance to check if the FileTable security flaw was addressed. And I am pleased to report that the problem was resolved with the release of Service Pack 1, so that is good news … Continue reading FileTable Security Flaw Resolved in Service Pack 1

Steel City SQL Server Users Group Presentation

On Tuesday, I delivered a new talk to the Birmingham, AL SQL Server Users Group (a PASS chapter): Configuring and Managing FILESTREAM and FileTable in SQL Server 2012. We had a good turnout, and despite having some trouble pasting UNC paths in Windows 8's Windows Explorer, I think I got some important points about FILESTREAM … Continue reading Steel City SQL Server Users Group Presentation

.PathName() versus .GetFileNamespacePath()

With the introduction of the FileTable feature in SQL Server 2012, a few new supporting functions and stored procedures were also added. One of these functions is an intrinsic function called GetFileNamespacePath which you can call on the file_stream column of a FileTable. The function returns the UNC path of the file in question. But … Continue reading .PathName() versus .GetFileNamespacePath()