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.

Articles
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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Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
Jun 10, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 26: Using Master Servers for Job Administration

When I initially decided to write about AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, I knew I’d have a bunch of different posts on a variety of different topics. To that end, I initially planned on this series of posts being comprised of 3 main parts:...More
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