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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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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