Brian Reinholz


Brian Reinholz is former editorial web architect for Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, and SharePoint Pro, specializing in training and certification.

New Products: SQL Monitor 2.3, SQL doctor 2.0, DBMoto 7.1, and More
Check out the latest products from BeyondTrust, Cofio Software, HiT Software, Idera, Red Gate Software, and TotallySQL.
New Products: Precise for SQL Server, Find it EZ Professional, Toad Multi-DB Suites, Database Compare
Check out the latest products from Precise, Bit n' Bytes Software, Quest Software, Nob Hill Software, SQL Sentry, and DBSophic.
New Products: SQL Source Control 2.1, Panorama Necto, McAfee Database Security, Tabs Studio v. 2.3
Check out the latest products from Red Gate Software, Panorama Software, McAfee, and Sergey Vlasov.
5 Considerations for Setting up a SQL Server 2008 Backend for SharePoint 2010
In anticipation for his session at SQL Server Connections, we asked speaker Victor Isakov for the top five things DBAs must consider before setting up a SQL Server 2008 backend for SharePoint.
New Products: Altova MissionKit, SQL safe 6.5, WhereScape RED Fast Track 3.0 Edition, WebFOCUS Mobile BI
Check out the latest products from Altova, Idera, Information Builders, and WhereScape.
New Products: Hedgehog Enterprise 4.1, SQL Complete, DB PowerStudio, and More
Check out the latest products from Devart, Embarcadero, Quest Software, Red-Gate Software, and Sentrigo.
New Products: Tableau 6.0, NovaView, ER/Studio XE, and More
Check out the latest products from Attunity, Embarcadero Technologies, Fusion-io, Idera, Melissa Data, Panorama Software, Sentrigo, Tableau Software, and WhereScape.
Microsoft Makes SQL Server Master Certification Easier to Get
To become a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) is no small task. Fewer than 1 percent of certified professionals hold a Master certification. But in the hopes of changing that, Microsoft is now making it easier to obtain an MCM.
Microsoft SQL Server Masterclass this June in London
Specific sessions cover debunking some of the more commonly-held misconceptions about SQL Server, solving problems with GUIDs, database recovery techniques, and maintenance tips and tricks.
SQL Server 2005 SP4: What You Need to Know
Microsoft has revealed that it plans to release an SP4 for SQL Server 2005. Find out when and where to go from here.
Recruiters and Hiring Managers on "Getting the Job"
Hear straight from hiring managers at a consulting firm, a top recruiter at a major IT staffing company, and others how to succeed in IT.
Certification Twitter Feeds, Thoughts, and More - 18 Aug 2009
I'm joining Twitter reluctantly, but there is some great certification news on there.
Train Signal Announces SQL Server 2008 Training
New to database administration? Train Signal has released a SQL Server 2008 that even complete newcomers can use.
SQL Server 2008 Certification Exam Prep Kits 4
With new products come new certification opportunities. Looking to stay relevant without breaking the bank? Consider these exam prep kits.
Developer Training Solutions Without the Instructor - 25 Feb 2009
Has your boss showed up at your desk lately demanding you become an overnight expert in a program you know nothing about? If so, consider on-demand training.

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From the Blogs
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
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

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

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
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