Free ALM Training – Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 (exam 70-498) Jump Start


Anthony Borton will be hosting this virtual training session on ALM to prepare attendee for the ALM certification exam 70-498. The event is on 05/01/2013 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT.

See you there!

https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/applying-alm-with-visual-studio-2012?CR_CC=200208269

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sql_logins vs server_principals


While researching on the users in our production database, I had to write a script to manipulate the SQL Server jobs and their owners.

While writing that script I came to know that sql_logins lists only SQL logins (such as sa or any other SQL login) whereas server_principals is more comprehensive hence returns a row for every login (whether be SQL or Windows)

According to the MSDN documentation, server_principals may return following types of logins:

  • SQL login
  • Windows login
  • Windows group
  • Server role
  • Login mapped to a certificate
  • Login mapped to an asymmetric key