How to send notifications to Slack

Some time ago we discussed how to send notifications to Microsoft Teams: How to send notification to Microsoft Teams In this post, we are going to look at doing the same with Slack. The only difference between these two platforms is in the payload they expect. Beyond...

Deploy SQLWATCH with dbatools

I am happy to announce that thanks to our fantastic SQL Server Community it is now possible to deploy SQLWATCH using dbatools. If you work with SQL Server and are not familiar with dbatools you should check it out now, it will change your DBA life forever. With...

How to send notification to Microsoft Teams

I have been meaning to write how to integrate SQLWATCH with different platforms for a long time. Recently a very kind person bought me a coffee and said they have implemented Microsoft Teams integration which motivated me to finalise it. Hi Marcin,  love your...

Negative identities

The identity value in relational databases is a field that increases automatically. It is often used to create surrogate primary keys. Surrogate keys Surrogate keys are meaningless and are only used to uniquely identify the row, not the data itself. For example,...