Megan Keller


Megan Keller is the editorial director for Penton Media's Technology Group, including Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, iPro Developer, and POWER IT Pro.

Twitter: @SQLServerMag

Megan Keller is the editorial director for Penton Media's Technology Group, including Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, iPro Developer, and POWER IT Pro. Twitter: @SQLServerMag

Standardize Your SSIS Package Deployments 1
BI xPress,now available from Pragmatic Works, integrates with Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and Visual Studio to standardize your SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package deployments without manual coding.
Secerno DataWall 3.3 Offers Stored Procedure Monitoring and Enhanced User Role Auditing
Secerno DataWall 3.3 not only monitors stored procedures but also lets you know about unauthorized changes made to content.
Automate and Simplify Transaction Process Management with Precise 8.5
You can use Precise 8.5 to find and resolve application performance problems with a low mean time to repair (MTTR).
SQL Server 2008 SP1 Includes Installation and Report Builder Deployment Improvements 1
SQL Server 2008 SP1 is now available for download and includes slipstreaming, Service Pack Uninstall, and Report Builder 2.0.
European BI Market Trends Shifting
Check out Seamus Quinn's article about how the European BI market is shifting from third-party BI solutions to SQL Server's native BI tools.
Share Your SQL Server Knowledge at PASS
If you're interested in leading a session or attending PASS Summit 2009 in Seattle, you'll be interested to know that PASS is accepting speaker abstracts and offering an early-bird registration rate.
Tweet-SQL Lets You Update Your Twitter Account Using T-SQL 1
Tweet-SQL lets you perform various tasks in Twitter using T-SQL.
SQL Server 2008 SP1 CTP Now Available for Download
Find out what the SQL Server 2008 SP1 CTP system requirements are before you download it.
Microsoft Releases 2 Important SQL Server Security Patches
These patches fix vulnerabilities in SQL Server that attackers could exploit to execute code remotely.
Simplify Your Data Migration and Integration Process with xFusion Studio 4.0
Software Labs' xFusion Studio 4.0 is now available and includes SQL Server 2005 as the data store, new data validation and integration rules, and new data quality and acceleration business process packs.
CommVault’s Simpana 8.0 Offers Global Embedded Software Deduplication
Simpana 8.0 offers new data protection and recovery features, Global Embedded Software Deduplication, virtual environment management features.
CA ERwin Data Modeling Suite Now Includes CA ERwin Data Profiler and Crystal Reports 1
CA ERwin Data Modeling Suite now includes CA ERwin Data Profiler 3.2, CA ERwin Data Modeler 7.3, and CA ERwin Data Modeler Community Edition.
The Manga Guide to Databases Uses Fairy to Teach Database Design and Management
"The Manga Guide to Databases" uses a Japanese comic book format and a "database fairy" named Tico to teach you how to design and manage databases.
Get the Latest SQL Server News on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Get the latest industry news, as well as SQL Server Magazine updates, from the SQL Server Magazine pages on various social networking websites.
Fortinet’s FortiDB Appliances Now Offer Database Activity Monitoring and Auditing
Fortinet's new database security appliances, FortiDB-400B and FortiDB-2000B check your databases for vulnerabilities and include database activity monitoring and auditing features, which help you meet compliance requirements.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

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
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

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
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

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
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