Michael D. Reilly

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Michael D. Reilly is a former contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and Windows & .NET Magazine, an MCSE, and an MCT.

Articles by Michael D. Reilly
Setting the Record Straight - 22 Aug 2000
Contrary to SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server 7.0 checkpoints write all changed pages to disk immediately.
Answers to Practice Questions—The Transaction Log
Check your answers to the practice questions.
Backup Strategies
Explore SQL Server's three types of backups: full, log, and differential.
Practice Questions: Defining Jobs
Test your knowledge of how to define jobs that fire when a previous job completes or when an alert condition arises.
Answers to June Practice Questions: Defining Jobs
Check your answers to the June practice questions about defining SQL Server 7.0 jobs.
Lab Files: Defining Jobs
Use these exercises to practice defining SQL Server 7.0 jobs.
Lab Files: Alerts and Operators
Use these exercises to practice setting alerts and operators.
Defining Jobs
SQL Server 7.0 lets you set up not just a single task, but a series of tasks with dependencies.
Answers to May Practice Questions: Alerts and Operators
Here are answers to the May practice questions about alerts and operators.
Practice Questions: Alerts and Operators
Test your skill on setting SQL Server alerts and operators.
Alerts and Operators
To master SQL Server 7.0's automated administrative tasks, you need to know how to configure alerts and set up operators.
Answers to January Practice Questions Login Security
Answers to SQL Server certification January practice questions about login security
Practice Questions Security and Permissions
SQL Server certification exam questions on security and permissions
Certifiably SQL: Security and Permissions
Tips for setting security in your SQL Server databases
Answers to December Practice Questions
Answers to December practice questions on constraints and integrity.
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