Dawn Cyr

Dawn
Cyr

Dawn Cyr is a former senior editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

Articles
Simple Audit Solution Provides Tight Security
A reader highlights his favorite product: Audit DB.
Tool Proves That Value Doesn’t Always Have a Price Tag
A reader highlights his favorite product: DTSBackup 2000
New Products, November 2005
Learn about new and improved SQL Server–related products including SQL Stripes and Diana, a database-entity browser, finder, and information provider.
New Products, December 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products including DB Ghost 4.0 and SQL Examiner 1.1.
New Products, October 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Trackable Transaction Logs Bring Peace of Mind
A reader highlights his favorite product: Log Explorer
Practical BI: Tools at Hand Are Tools of Choice
Voters choose Microsoft's built-in BI tools as their favorites.
ADO, XML, and IDEs: Full-Featured Tools Spell Success for Developers
Readers choose their favorite developer tools.
Governmental Requirements Push Data-Protection Vendors to Comply
Readers chose disaster-prevention and recovery tools that help them comply with governmental legislation for data protection.
New Products, September 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Fast Indexing and Returns Enable Data Mining
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQL Turbo
New Products, August 2005
Check out SQL Server–related products such as HindSight 2005 and Firestreamer-DVD 1.6.
Proactive Alerting Prevents Downtime 1
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQLCentric.
New Products, July 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products such as Tableau and Panorama 4.5.
New Products, June 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.

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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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