Mark D. Scott

Mark D.
Scott

Mark D. Scott, CTO of software-solution provider Micro Endeavors, is a technical trainer and network integrator in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He is a Microsoft .NET architect and developer with experience in designing and implementing data-centric, line-of-business applications. He is an MCSE, an MCSD, and an MCDBA and serves as an independent MSDN Regional Director in the greater Pennsylvania district. He is also A+, Network+, and CTT+ certified by CompTIA.

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Hide Database Changes 1
Maintaining and changing a database schema is hard when you have applications that depend on the original schema. But you can use stored procedures and views to hide your database changes from your applications--and give you a cleaner schema to work with.
Step-by-Step Data Warehousing 4
In this article we will explore in more depth the first steps in the creation of the data warehouse.
7 Steps to Data Warehousing 3
Data warehouse systems provide decision-makers with consolidated, consistent historical data about an organization's activities. With careful planning, the system can provide vital information on how factors interrelate to help or harm the organization.
SQL DevCon Draws 700+
More than 700 developers and systems engineers gathered Oct. 1-3 at The Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, for DevCon 1999 and SQL DevCon 1999.

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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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