Fernando G. Guerrero

Fernando G.
Guerrero

Fernando G. Guerrero is a SQL Server lecturer and developer and a principal technologist for QA, UK. He is an MCDBA, an MCSD, an MCSE+Internet, and a SQL Server MVP and MCT. He is coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Programming by Example (Que).

Articles
UDFs Provide a New IDENTITY
Use UDFs in SQL Server 2000 to create new IDENTITY functionality.
Using Fake Temporary Tables 4
You can use data sets inside triggers and in stored procedure calls by creating permanent tables that emulate temporary tables.
Fake Temporary Tables and SQL Server 2000 1
SQL Server introduces several new features that might have implications for whether and how you use fake temporary tables with this new release.
A/C Circuits and T-SQL
Here's a practical application of using a user-defined function (UDF) to manipulate complex numbers.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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