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.

Developer Days Focus on Web-Based Enterprise Commerce Solutions
Microsoft front-line technical experts will teach Developer Days 2000 attendees how to build real-world, Web-based solutions.
Upgrades Available Through SQL Server 2000 Technology Guarantee
The SQL Server 2000 technology guarantee allows customers who have purchased the full package or upgrade version of specific SQL Server 7.0 products to upgrade to the corresponding SQL Server 2000 version.
Sport Sandals Company Streamlines E-Business Process
Teva Sport Sandals is using Sage Enterprise Suite to streamline the company’s e-business processes.
Workshops Target SQL Server
As part of the SQL Agent Man Series, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) announced workshops that will help SQL Server users maximize their effectiveness.
Bluestone Helps Medical Professionals Share Information
The Statistical Center for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) selected Bluestone Software’s Total-e-Server as the e-business infrastructure for sharing clinical trial information.
Uproar Chooses MTI Technology for Online Support
MTI Technology announced that Uproar chose MTI as the standard supplier of its high-availability enterprise storage solutions.
Microsoft Demonstrates SQL Server 2000 Integration
Microsoft Corp. recently demonstrated ANGOSS Software Corp.’s data mining technology integrated with SQL Server 2000.
Ultimate, Epicor Join Forces
A strategic partnership between Ultimate Software and Epicor Software lets Epicor market Ultimate’s UltiPro solution under the Epicor ePeople.
Open Systems Schedules Reseller Conference
Open Systems Inc. will host its 2000 Reseller Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 3 through 5, 2000.
Pervasive Software, Renaissance Worldwide Join Forces
Pervasive Software Inc. and Renaissance Worldwide Inc. are teaming up to deliver turnkey e-business solutions powered by Tango 2000 Web application development software.
Arrow Electronics Standardizes on Bluestone Software
Bluestone Software Inc. announced that Arrow Electronics Inc. will standardize its global intranet applications infrastructure.
Microsoft Patch Eliminates Vulnerabilities 1
Microsoft recently released a comprehensive patch that eliminates three security vulnerabilities.
MTI to Integrate VERITAS Software Products
An agreement between MTI Technology and VERITAS Software includes joint marketing and development programs to enhance the value of MTI’s existing DataServices portfolio through the addition of VERITAS Software technology.
Data Junction, IBM Launch E-Market Solution
An alliance between Data Junction Corporation and IBM will let Data Junction’s content- aggregation and data-integration XML solution work with IBM’s WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition.
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Questions and comments about SQL Server 2000.

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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
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
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