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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Sep 12, 2014
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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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Sep 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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Sep 5, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details

When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases)....More
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