Visual Studio 2010 includes Entity Framework (EF) 4. Knowing what EF 4 is about and having an idea of how to use it can help you decide whether you want to add EF 4 to you SQL Server development toolkit.
At TechEd 2010 I had the opportunity to talk with several of the development tools vendors. So many vendors mentioned that database design should be in the hands of developers rather than DBAs that it’s looking like a trend. An ominous trend based on the supposition that DBAs don’t really understand coding and the development process....More
Visual Studio 2010 includes Entity Framework (EF) 4. Knowing what EF 4 is about and having an idea of how to use it can help you decide whether you want to add EF 4 to you SQL Server development toolkit....More
Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More