Matt Ranlett

Matt Ranlett, a SharePoint Server MVP, works as a solution architect with Slalom Consulting. Matt focuses on strategic technical implementations for enterprise clients in the Atlanta area and has been an author and editor on six different books. Visit his blog at http://blogs.sharepointguys.com/matt.

Articles by Matt Ranlett
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External Data Sources in SharePoint 1
Prevent embedded data connections by storing connection files in DCLs.
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SharePoint Security for DBAs
Control access to SharePoint’s functionality and external systems by defining Active Directory service accounts and assigning administrative permissions to users and groups on SharePoint’s internal security layers.
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Apr 15, 2014
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups 1

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws 1

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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