Jeff James


Jeff James is industry news analyst for Windows IT Pro. He was previously editor-in-chief of Microsoft's TechNet Magazine, was an editorial director at the LEGO Company, and has more than 15 years of experience as a technology writer and journalist.

SQL Server Backup and Recovery Software 2
Tips from SQL Server backup and recovery experts can help you decide when to upgrade from SQL Server's native backup capability to a third-party solution, and what features to look for.
LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
What is LINQ? We'll describe what LINQ is in this first post to our new SQL Server Magazine online glossary.
SQL Server Hardware Poll: AMD or Intel?
When it comes to powering the most mission-critical SQL Server apps, which CPU brand do you rely on?
Views from the Field: Expert Advice on Virtualizing SQL Server 3
SQL Server and virtualization gurus from Quest Software, Microsoft, VMware, and Rochester General Health Systems offer their suggestions for running SQL Server in a virtual environment.
SQL Server Magazine Forums Updated
We've added a new section devoted to SQL Server 2008 in our SQL Server Magazine forums.
Author Chat with Itzik Ben-Gan, Andrew Kelly, and Michael Otey
SQL Server Magazine invites you to participate in a live chat with SQL Server Magazine authors Itzik Ben-Gan, Andrew Kelly, and Michael Otey on Friday, November 7th, at 7:00pm EST/6:00pm CST.
Awards Recognizee the Best of TechEd Developers 2008
For our seventh annual awards issue, our judges traveled to Orlando to take a close look at the finalists in our Best of TechEd awards process and bring you the top third-party SQL Server development products. The envelope, please!
Embarcadero Completes Acquisition of CodeGear
Roughly two months after it announced that it would acquire CodeGear from Borland, database tools developer Embarcadero Technologies issued a news release on July 1st announcing that it has completed the acqusition.
SQL Farms and Microsoft: Fact or Fiction?
A recent story we posted about Microsoft licensing technology from SQL Farms has generated some interesting responses, chiefly from two of the three parties involved in the supposed licensing deal.
Microsoft Licenses SQL Farms Technology
According to a news release issued earlier today by investment bank DeParis Redinger LLC, Microsoft has purchased technology from SQL Farms LLC, a Herndon, VA-based developer of management tools and utilities for Microsoft SQL Server.
New Products - 27 Jun 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products from Data Dynamics, iT-Workplace, AVIcode, ApexSQL, and Thomas Smyczek.
Sun Acquires MySQL AB: Now What?
Jeff James discusses the recent acquisition of MySQL AB by Sun Micrososystems.
New Products - 28 May 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products from Fujitsu, NetPro, Confio, and Secerno.
New Products - 28 Mar 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products from Datanamic Solutions B.V., CNS International, Caber Computing, and Microsoft.
New Products - 28 Feb 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products from OmBelt Solutions, Red Gate Software, ScriptLogic, Future IT Software, and Stimulsoft.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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