Anne Grubb


Anne Grubb is a former content manager of Dev Pro. She's currently a freelance writer and editor based in Colorado.

The Wisdom of SQL Mag Readers
SQL Server Magazine readers are sharing their expertise and helping their peers in the comments section on online articles.
Readers Talk About SQL Server Backup and Tuning 1
Database backup and performance tuning are top-of-mind topics for SQL Mag online readers.
Cloud Computing Comes to SQL Server
Sound off about what cloud computing means for your SQL Server career and share your insights about improving database application performance.
Videos and Reader Comments Give Readers Online Help
Stay tuned for videos from SQL Server experts on, and be on the lookout for helpful nuggets of information in online article comments on
What Do SQL Server Magazine Readers Want?
An informal poll shows that SQL Mag readers prefer quality over quantity of articles—and would rather not pay more for a larger magazine.
Readers Talk Back About DBA Roles and Database Tuning
SQL Mag online readers get chatty about the blurring roles of IT pros and developers and database-tuning principles.
BI and Web Site News, and a Tool Time “Thank You”
SQL Server Magazine launches a new business intelligence (BI) e-newsletter, a reader gets help from Tool Time, and we respond to reader feedback about and the price of a SQL Mag subscription.
Readers Talk Back to Community Dialog
Readers share their thoughts about recent Community Dialogs, and Itzik Ben-Gan helps a reader out by creating a special "lottery" query.
Query Generates Winning Lottery Numbers!
Itzik Ben-Gan helps out a reader by creating a T-SQL query that generates winning lottery numbers.
"Camp" 'n' Code Event for .NET and SQL Server Pros

If you’re in the Atlanta area—and you love to code—a free-of-charge .NET community event called Code Camp might be just the excuse you need to get out of spring cleaning or that home improvement project you were planning for this weekend.

Readers and Authors Swap Ideas
A reader asks Douglas McDowell a question about his PerformancePoint Server Eye on BI article, forum members debate SQL Server trace methods, and Rodney Landrum updates his repository solution, in direct response to readers' feedback.
SQL Mag Presses the Virtualization Hot Button 2
Although some readers say it’s risky to run production database environments under VMs, other signs point to a breakthrough year for SQL Server virtualization in 2008.
Online vs. Print Content: Finding the Right Mix 2
We answer a reader's question about why parts of some articles in SQL Server Magazine are available only on, and SQL Mag editors spark a lively online discussion about women in IT.
SQL Server Innovators Solve Business Problems with Style
Blending ingenuity and skill, the 2007 SQL Server Innovators winners include a T-SQL program that does math for a video poker game, a way to centrally maintain applications' data, a database maintenance tool, and a hospital disaster recovery system.
Want to Talk SQL Server? Check out the Forums
The SQL Server Magazine forums have been especially lively lately, with a thoughtful exchange about backup and restore and readers’ feedback. Find out how to join the conversation.

Digital Magazine Archives

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From the Blogs
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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