Brian Reinholz

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.

Articles
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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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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
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