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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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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