Blair Greenwood

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
SQL Server Roundup: SQL Server 2014 Adoption, Business Intelligence Tools
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on SQL Server 2014 adoption, Microsoft's new Analytics Platform System that's bringing a data culture to every organization, and new third-party business intelligence solutions.
Build a Data-Driven App in Seconds with Espresso Logic's Live Browser Tool
Espresso Logic recently announced a new product, Live Browser, that lets companies build data-driven apps in 30 seconds with no programming experience needed.
Potential Barriers to Upgrade to SQL Server 2014 Include Cost, Planning 1
In a poll conducted by SQL Server Pro, findings revealed that the majority of readers aren't planning to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 anytime soon.
SQL Server Spotlight: Forerunner Software CEO and Founder, Jason Carlson
Jason Carlson, CEO and founder of Forerunner Software, provides insights into the state of the SQL Server industry, after having worked at Microsoft for 15 years.
Microsoft's New Analytics Platform System: Big Data in a Box
Microsoft's newly-announced Analytics Platform System lets users query across both traditional relational data warehouses and data that's stored in a Hadoop region for better manageability and flexibility of your data.
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 1
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.

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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
Jun 10, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 26: Using Master Servers for Job Administration

When I initially decided to write about AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, I knew I’d have a bunch of different posts on a variety of different topics. To that end, I initially planned on this series of posts being comprised of 3 main parts:...More
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