The conversation between Bob Dorr and Jose Fortuny also yielded some additional insights in the following discussion. Keep in mind that Bob and Jose were discussing very specific results from a specific test run and test environment. However, the conversation provides several useful tips.
Much as I hate to look at my own mug, I've started to post some video podcasts. Check them out at http://sqlserverpedia.com/wiki/Podcasts_and_Presentations. If you have a Zune or iPod, we've already got them in easy formats. I'm also interested in hearing your feedback as to what type of topics you'd like to hear about in podcast form.
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
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
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