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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Mar 17, 2015
blog

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
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

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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