Carol Tomerlin


Carol Tomerlin is a freelance editor and writer in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is editor of Imaging NOTES magazine and former editor of Business Geographics magazine.

Free Visio 2000 Tour Available Online 2
Meeting the needs of those who manage people, projects, or networks, all four Microsoft Visio 2000 editions share a set of intelligent diagramming tools and a common graphics engine that help convey ideas.
SQL Server 2000 Achieves National Certification
SQL Server 2000 achieved National Security Agency C2 certification.
Partnership Provides Database Management Solutions
An alliance between Embarcadero Technologies and Red Hat will let Embarcadero make its ER/Studio 4.0, Rapid SQL 5.5, and DBArtisan 5.1 database management solutions available to Red Hat Linux.
Alliance Enhances SAS Data Warehousing Solutions
SAS Institute and MERANT announced that SAS will integrate MERANT’s data access technology, DataDirect, with SAS’ data warehousing solutions.
Real Estate Firm, Comshare to Develop Web-Based System
Jones Lang LaSalle , a leading real estate services and investment management firm, selected Comshare to develop a fully integrated Web-based management planning and control system.
AT&T Wireless Selects Web TimeSheet
Replicon announced that AT&T Wireless Services has selected Replicon’s Web TimeSheet solution for its aviation communications division.
Great Plains, Knosys Team Up
Great Plains signed a worldwide OEM agreement with Knosys to imbed the analytical functionality of the ProClarity Analytical Platform into its Microsoft SQL Server-based products.
Processing a SQL Server 7.0 Object Causes Error
If you try to process a SQL Server 7.0 object from a SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services (DTS) task to process a cube on SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Server, you'll get the following error message: "DSO Object doesn't support this action."
BizTalk Server 2000 Enterprise Beta Download Available 3
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 Enterprise Edition enables application integration within and between organizations through the universal standard of XML.
UK Motor Group Chooses Comshare
Lancaster, one of the United Kingdom’s leading retail motor groups, is putting its financial management process on the Web with Comshare’s e-business management planning and control (MPC) solution.
XML World 2000 to Visit Boston
XML World 2000, scheduled for September 5 through 8, 2000, in Boston, Massachusetts, will focus exclusively on XML business applications in which XML is making a tangible difference.
SanOne, BakBone Software Ally
SanOne, an Alanco Technologies company, has formed a strategic alliance with BakBone Software.
Acquisition Enhances B2B E-Commerce
TIBCO Software has agreed to acquire Extensibility in a stock transaction valued at approximately $100 million.
Quality Systems, Knosys Team Up
Quality Systems signed an OEM and reseller agreement with Knosys that lets Quality Systems offer Knosys’ ProClarity products to its customers and embed ProClarity’s analytical functionality into future products.
WebCast Highlights SQL Server Problems, Resolutions
Microsoft’s Reinaldo Kibel will present a support Webcast on August 29, 2000, at 10:00 A.M. Pacific time.

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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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