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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

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
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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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