Andy Baron


Andy Baron is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies, a Microsoft Solution Provider, a Microsoft MVP, and a trainer with Application Developers Training Company (AppDev). He is coauthor of AppDev's SQL Server 2000 courseware and videos and coauthor of the Microsoft Access Developer's Guide to SQL Server (Sams).

Mastering Application Roles 3
Take advantage of application roles, a powerful and convenient way to administer security. The permissions that you grant to an application role are available to your users only when they run the activating application.
VB Data Environments and Application Roles
You can use application roles in a Visual Basic (VB) Data Environment.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

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
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

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
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

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
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