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 by Asif Sayed
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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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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