Blair Greenwood

Blair Greenwood is an associate editor for SQL Server Pro, where she extensively covers database administration, development, and business intelligence industry trends and news. Follow her on Twitter at @blair_greenwood and Google+.

Articles by Blair Greenwood
Gain Insights Into Your SQL Server Databases on Any Browser, Mobile Device
Forerunner Software's Mobilizer 2.0 lets you gain insights into the health of your SQL Server databases on any browser or mobile device.
Top SQL Server Highlights: Microsoft's Plan for Data
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on Microsoft's strategic direction for SQL Server, the impact of the Heartbleed vulnerability, and happenings at this week's Red Hat Summit conference.
Celebrating Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Plenty for DBAs to Get Excited About
At a customer event in San Francisco today, Microsoft celebrated the release of SQL Server 2014 and shared its broader set of plans for its data strategy.
Satya Nadella shares Microsoft's plan to make data available to enterprises and
Satya Nadella on Bringing a Data Culture to Every Organization, Individual
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared his insights into the company's data strategy and how it plans to make data accessible to everyone.
Red Hat Summit: OpenShift Now Integrated with Hortonworks Data Platform
At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, the company announced how its integrating its OpenShift solution into the Hortonworks Data Platform to increase the speed of Big Data application development.
Top SQL Server Articles to Wrap Up Your Week, April 11, 2014
Here's our top five picks for SQL Server content to get you through the work day. We've got you covered with free SQL Server tools, news, and technical content.
SQL Sentry Power Suite 8.0 Improves Performance Tuning, Optimization
SQL Sentry Power Suite 8.0, a tool that works in conjunction with Microsoft SQL Server, includes improvements for better database performance tuning and optimization.
See tips on how to fix the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.
OpenSSL's Major Security Flaw: Protect Your Data with this Fix
The OpenSSL security flaw has the capacity to expose sensitive data, including passwords, bank details, and even your Social Security number.
Bring DevOps to Microsoft SQL Server with DBmaestro
DBmaestro has recently launched its DevOps solution, TeamWork for Microsoft SQL Server, which helps increase the efficiency or agile and continuous delivery processes.
StorTrends iDATA analysis tool
Make Informed Storage Decisions with Free StorTrends iData Software Analysis Tool
American Megatrends recently announced the availability of its StorTrends iDATA tool, where organizations can get a handle on their entire IT infrastructure's performance, capacity, and throughput requirements.
Build 2014 Recap: A Look at Microsoft's Top Announcements
Blair Greenwood provides a compilation of this week's announcements that have emerged from Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference.
Microsoft increases storage for SQL Databases hosted in Azure
Microsoft Increases Storage for SQL Databases Hosted in Azure
Microsoft is increasing its storage support for SQL Databases up to 500 gigabytes. The announcement was made during today's Build 2014 developer conference.
Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC is Now Available for Download
The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC is now available for download as a go-live release. Microsoft has introduced universal projects, which lets developers leverage their existing code to target several different Windows devices.
Microsoft Build 2014 attendees
Build 2014: Develop Across Platforms with Universal Windows Apps
At Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, the company unveiled universal Windows apps, which makes it easier for developers to target several different Windows devices.
QLogic's FabricCache: Database Industry's First Caching SAN Adapter
QLogic's FabricCache adapter lets users deploy, manage, and transform single-server, captive cache into shared and performance enhancing resource for several different applications that depend on SAN storage.
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

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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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