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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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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