Asif Sayed

Asif
Sayed

Asif Sayed is a senior systems analyst with a leading energy services provider in Toronto. He has more than 15 years' experience in software development and business-process architecture. He is the author of Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C# (Apress).

Articles
Crystal-Clear Reporting on Hierarchical Data
Forget the complicated self-joins. Thanks to new Crystal Reports support in Visual Studio 2005, reporting on hierarchical data has never been easier.
Store RTF Data in a SQL Server Database
By using Windows Forms and a C# script, you can easily store and retrieve Rich Text Format data in a SQL Server 2005 database table.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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