Angie Brew


Angie Brew is a former production editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine.

Save on SQL Server 2000 Training
If you register by May 12, 2001 for Microsoft’s SQL Server 2000 training, you can save 25 percent on Microsoft’s regular training prices.
Two SQL Server 2000 Gotchas
Microsoft has recently reported a couple of SQL Server 2000-related bugs to watch out for.
November 14 WebCast: SQL Server 2000 Profiler
Want to learn more about SQL Server 2000 Profiler and SQL Server trace architecture?
Maximal and Clarity Systems Team Up
Clarity Systems and Maximal Innovative Intelligence formed a partnership to offer Maximal’s Max data analysis tool as part of its business intelligence (BI) solutions.
SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition Available
Want to give mobile users powerful database functionality? Check out SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition (SQL Server CE).
LEXIS-NEXIS Builds Search Solution on SQL Server 2000
LEXIS-NEXIS which provides decision-support information and services in the legal, business, and government markets, recently built a search solution on SQL Server 2000.
Download Meta Data Services SDK 1
The Meta Data Services software development kit (SDK) for SQL Server 2000 is now available for download.
WebTrends Integrates with Microsoft and Knosys
WebTrends has formed a technology integration alliance with Microsoft and Knosys to broaden its CommerceTrends OLAP portfolio.
Internet Security Systems Forms New Partnerships 1
Internet Security Systems (ISS) has formed nine new partnerships to provide e-business protection to small and mid-sized businesses.
SoftQuad and ec-Content Team Up
SoftQuad and ec-Content are partnering to let suppliers quickly and efficiently create and distribute customer-specific catalogs to e-markets.
Sopheon and Teltech Complete Merger
Sopheon and Teltech have completed a merger to become a comprehensive provider of information and knowledge-management solutions that run on SQL Server.
PASS Hosts SQL Server Chats
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and Microsoft TechNet are hosting several SQL Server Web chats in upcoming weeks.
The Home Shopping Network Migrates to SQL Server 2000
The Home Shopping Network (HSN) recently migrated from Oracle running on Sun Solaris to SQL Server 2000 running on Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
BMC Software Forms New Business Unit
BMC Software has formed a new business unit to focus on distributed database management.
The sa Password and Changing Windows Security
Microsoft has reported a SQL Server 2000 problem that blanks out the sa password when you change Windows security.

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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
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
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