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
In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More