Brendon Schwartz


Brendon Schwartz is a SharePoint MVP, working on cutting edge SharePoint projects and products for the last 7 years. He was an author of 2 SharePoint books and Technical Editor for Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development as well as many SharePoint 2007 books. Visit his blog at

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External Data Sources in SharePoint 1
Prevent embedded data connections by storing connection files in DCLs.
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SharePoint Security for DBAs
Control access to SharePoint’s functionality and external systems by defining Active Directory service accounts and assigning administrative permissions to users and groups on SharePoint’s internal security layers.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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