Hugh Willoughby-Davis

Hugh
Willoughby-Davis

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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