Caroline Marwitz

Caroline
Marwitz

 Caroline edits SharePoint Pro Magazine.

Articles
Considering SQL Azure 5
Is SQL Azure a possible alternative to on-premise SQL Server? Whether you're a developer or a DBA, you need to keep tabs on this technology.
Using SharePoint? Who Isn't? - 10 Aug 2009
SharePoint is the bright light in this deep recession--so how come you're not using it?
Backup Solution Aims to Help DBAs Turned Accidental SharePoint Admins
A SharePoint backup and recovery solution that might leave you more time for your other duties, like being a DBA.
Visual Studio Security Tool Released
Developers can write more secure software without having to become security experts, Microsoft says, with its SDL Process Template for Visual Studio Team System.
SQL Server Mission-Critical Support from Microsoft
When SQL Server goes down, you need mission-critical support--Microsoft aims new service at reducing downtime.
Microsoft Admits New SQL Server Vulnerability - 23 Dec 2008
Attackers exploiting a SQL Server vulnerability could remotely execute code.
SQL Server Permissions Management with ScriptLogic
ScriptLogic announced Security Explorer for SQL Server.
Probing for Vulnerabilities to Harden SQL Server
Security solution provider Fortinet offers an appliance that scans, assesses, and advises on securing your SQL Server databases (and it does Windows, too).
Database Encryption Solutions 2
Database encryption can protect your data from internal and external attacks. When choosing a solution, consider who you are protecting data for and who you are protecting it from, along with any compliance regulations.
Protecting the Database With Encryption 2
Thinking about database encryption? How do you select such a beast? That question assumes you recognize the need to protect your database from inside as well as outside threats. Do you?
ChangeAuditor 4.5 Offers Real-Time Auditing for SQL Server
Options for auditing your SQL Server databases just got more granular with NetPro's recent release.
LogRhythm 4.0 Manages, Organizes, Analyzes Logs

"Every log has potential value." If an executive had a mantra, this might be the one of LogRhythm execs Chris Peterson and Mike Reagan, CTO and vice president, respectively. You might not be surprised to learn, then, that LogRhythm is a log and security event management solution provider.

The Hedgehog and the Database: Sentrigo Crosses over to SQL Server

Sentrigo has added support for SQL Server to its database activity-monitoring solution, Sentrigo Hedgehog 2.0. The company wanted to move to being a cross-platform solution, and SQL Server was the logical next choice, say Slavik Markovich, Sentrigo’s CTO, and Rani Osnat, Sentrigo’s vice president for marketing. Sentrigo plans to add support for SQL Server 2008 also.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

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Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

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