Jason Bovberg

Jason
Bovberg

Jason Bovberg (jbovberg@windowsitpro.com) is a senior editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, covering products as well as the systems management, hardware, and storage/backup topic areas. He has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor in magazine, book, and special-interest publishing.

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2013 SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards 1
The SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards recognize your favorite products on the market. Hundreds of readers nominated and voted in our contest. Here are the results!
Vote Now in the 2013 Community Choice Awards!
Final voting for our 2013 SQL Server Pro Community Choice award program is underway! These awards offer a unique way for the community to determine their favorite vendors and products on the market.
Best of Tech•Ed 2010 Award Winners - 16 Jun 2010
The Best of Tech•Ed Awards recognize the most innovate Microsoft products and services offered by Microsoft partners exhibiting at the annual conference. Here are this year's winners.
How Much Cash Are You Raking In?
We like to know whether we're being compensated fairly, but how can you tell? Our annual salary survey reveals what your peers are making and correlates it with industry, region, certification, and gender.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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