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T-SQL Tuesday #69: Encryption

TSQL2sDay150x150It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means! It’s time to reveal the topic for this month’s edition of T-SQL Tuesday. If you’re new to T-SQL Tuesday, this is a blogging event started by Adam Machanic (b|t) in which the host chooses a topic, and then bloggers from across the community have a week to write about the topic.

This month I am honored to be your host, and the topic is encryption. There are so many options to encrypt data in SQL Server, and yet, it is often a feature that is left unused. If you are struggling for ideas to write about, consider a few questions to get started. How are you encrypting your data? Why did you choose that option over another? What were some of the performance impacts or issues you encountered along the way?

Not using encryption? That’s okay; you can still participate. Write about the obstacles that are preventing you from implementing encryption in your environment, or to steal a quote from Adam’s first T-SQL Tuesday post, “any post that is related to both SQL Server and the theme is fair game. So feel free to post about SSIS, SSRS, Java integration, or whatever other technologies you’re working with in conjunction with SQL Server.”

Ready to participate? Great! Here are the requirements.

Required:
1. Publish your post between 00:00:00 GMT on Tuesday August 11th and 00:00:00 GMT on Wednesday August 12th.
2. Include the T-SQL Tuesday logo, with a link back to this post.
3. Leave a comment with a link to your post.

Optional:
4. Tweet about your post including #tsql2sday.

Would you like to host? Check out the requirements here and then contact Adam.