Andrew Potter

Andrew
Potter

Andrew Potter is a Microsoft .NET consultant in Atlanta. He has used Microsoft technologies to deliver client solutions for the past 10 years and currently focuses on reporting solutions based on SQL Server Reporting Services and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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Reporting Services Tips and Tricks
Create better reports faster by using templates, custom assemblies, and these layout and performance tips.
Custom Data Processing Extensions for Reporting Services 1
Good news: You no longer need to write the same code in multiple places in Reporting Services. You’ll be pleased to see how easily you can use custom data processing extensions to share data sets across multiple reports.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

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
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

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
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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