Ken Miller

Ken
Miller

Ken Miller is chief technology officer for 32XTech, a firm specializing in seminars.

Articles
Linking Objects with the Grid DTC
Parent/child relationships made simple.
Getting to Know Grid DTC
In less than five minutes, you can use the Grid DTC in Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0 to display data from a SQL Server table or view on a Web page in an attractive HTML table.
OLAP Terminology 1
Developers of OLAP and multidimensional databases speak their own language and use terms such as cubes, dimensions, measures, and members.
MDAC Installs with English Query
English Query 7.0 installs Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1, which can cause problems on your devleopment machine.
The Amazing English Query Tool
SQL Server 7.0's English Query tool lets your Web site's visitors use a simple English phrase to find any information in the database.
The Ins and Outs of Data Access
As Visual Basic and SQL Server evolve, data-access options increase. Microsoft offers five primary interfaces, and several of those have various flavors. Examine the interface options and tips for choosing the best interface for your project.

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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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