Hugh Willoughby-Davis

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Hugh Willoughby-Davis has reported on the database industry since 1989.

Articles
SQL Insider: Data Mining Goes Mobile
Is there a market for SQL Server lite?
SQL Insider: Support, Visualization, Verticals, and Visions
Microsoft's new support options are here.
SQL Insider: New Sites Serve Developers
Free online resources for developers are available
Tools and Schools
Microsoft Upsizing Tools 97 update saves you from having to do a two-step process.
The Next Big Thing 1
The February-March issue of GartnerGroup's ExecutivEdge (www.ee-online.com) newsletter predicts that "By 2000, 80 percent of Type A enterprises will implement an intranet portal (0.8 probability)."
WTS Alert
SQL Server 7.0 's SP1 will reportedly support Windows Terminal Server (WTS). In the meantime, IBM reminds us that DB2 Universal Database (UDB) client will work with Microsoft WTS.
SQL Insider
Previously associated only with manufacturing firms, ERP has become an all-encompassing term that describes the integrated flow and control of goods, services and processes down the supply chain.
SQL Insider: Hit the Books
Here are must-reads for database aficionados, sizers for SQL Server, and a resource kit update.
SQL Insider: Catch the BI Buzz 1
The business intelligence market heats up, Microsoft offers certification for SQL Server professionals, and database vendors evaluate Java for their products.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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