Dan Fox

Dan
Fox

Dan Fox is a technology director with Quilogy. He is an MCSD, an MCSE, and an MCT and the author of Building Distributed Applications with Visual Basic .NET (Sams).

Articles
OLAP for Developers 2
Learn how to implement the Analysis Services' drillthrough and actions features from a developer's point of view.
ADO and XML 2
Use ADO 2.6 to perform three key XML functions: retrieving XML from stored procedures, executing templates, and executing XPath queries against XML Views.
Use ADO to Maximize Stored Procedures 5
If you don't use stored procedures for data access in your ADO/SQL Server applications, you're missing out on a SQL Server feature that can improve performance, maintainability, and security.

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Mar 17, 2015
blog

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

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
blog

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

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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