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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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 2

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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