For whatever reason, I ended up with Romanian as the default language for PowerBI desktop (no regional settings, no browser settings, no nothing would provide a hint to the installer that it should install and set the app to Romanian). This did not help either: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/change-PowerBI-language-menus-to-english-while-maintaining/td-p/4782 I ended up in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\bin, … Continue reading Change the PowerBI desktop default language
A word of advice: the script assumes that you have the exact number of CPUs per NUMA node, WHICH MIGHT NOT BE THE CASE IN YOUR SCENARIO:
I must be getting old, two blog posts in the same year! 🙂 Anyway, I made some additional testing as part of a TDE (Transparent Data Encryption, that is) implementation and I noticed couple of interesting things when you want to remove the TDE completely from the server: When checking sys.databases, tempdb is shown as … Continue reading Remove TDE completely. Really?
Yeap, a year later, there we go, posting a quick blog again. A colleague of mine skyped me about a query that was running slow. Well, slow means that it ran for 90 seconds, and then it timed out, that is. Here is the little repro of the challenge: I know, I'm too lazy NOT … Continue reading To OR or …?
Well, it's about time I write another blog post (with a promise that I'll do it more than once a year). I'm going to start a series of "bad habits to kick" as for me it is important that we all have a common ground on SQL Programming. 1. Consider the following scenario: SET … Continue reading DATETIME and its surprises
This is so going to bite yer ass if you don't pay attention… As usual, a very quick post: I tried to create (ok, restore) a certificate from the production server to our DR server, so that the automated restores would work. When I ran the script (yes, CREATE CERTIFICATE … FROM FILE […]), I … Continue reading Create certificate from backup fails on SQL Server 2008
Yes, I have another couple of minutes to document this weird message. I was trying to access the database properties for one of our databases. Guess what: I couldn't as there was no owner! Well, the easiest thing to do is to alter the authorization on the database; as you may have guessed it already, … Continue reading Say What? – “Management Studio: must be set in single thread apartment (STA) mode before OLE calls can be made”