Blake Eno

Blake
Eno

Blake Eno is a former product editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

Articles
New Products - 22 Aug 2007
SQL Server–related new and improved products include ESF Database Convert 5.6 and Tableau 3.0.
New Products - 21 Jun 2007
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
New Products - 19 Apr 2007
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
New Products - 22 Mar 2007

BACKUP AND RESTORE
Backup and Restore for Shared SQL Server Hosting
myLittleTools announced myLittleBackup for SQL Server 2000 and 2005, a backup and restore Web application for shared SQL Server hosting. myLittleBackup lets users upload a backup file from their own server and restore (install) it on the shared SQL server. After the restore, myLittleBackup automatically checks user mappings and other options.

New Products - 23 Feb 2007
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.
Database Backup and Recovery
If you're currently seeking out a database backup and recovery solution for the first time, or simply want to make a change to your current solution, take a gander at the list of solutions in this buyer's guide.
The Year of Green Storage - 14 Feb 2007
Companies need to more efficiently use their storage if they plan to continue operating successfully in the future. This means that companies will need to have flexible storage platforms and consolidate multiple storage platforms.
Prepare Your Systems for Upcoming Daylight Savings Time Changes 2
With Daylight Savings Time taking place three weeks earlier (second Sunday in March), it's important to prepare your systems for the change.
New Products - 24 Jan 2007
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.
New Products - 18 Dec 2006 1
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.
New Products - 20 Nov 2006
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.
Visualize What's Happening Within Your Database and SQL Code
Killer Bite Software announced SQL Visualizer, a Windows client-based database query and management tool that helps developers create and maintain SQL Server code.
New Products - 26 Oct 2006

APPLICATION RESOLUTION
Communicate and Resolve Application Problems

SQL Server Express UPDATE--October 16, 2006: The Losers in the Race to Vista
Backward compatibility is a key function that most users want and expect in today's upgrade products. Is Microsoft listening to its users? Find out what you should expect in terms of backward compatibility if a Vista upgrade is on your 2007 agenda.
Get Up to Speed With New SQL Books
If you're a SQL professional, you won't want to miss three new books that Addison-Wesley Professional recently released.

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From the Blogs
Sep 1, 2015
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Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
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