Michael Noel

Michael
Noel
Convergent Computing

Michael Noel is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics.  He has authored over twenty major industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Significant titles include SharePoint 2013 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed, Windows Server 2012 Unleashed, and many more.  Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across every continent leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.

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Backing Up SharePoint 2010 Content, Configurations, and Components 1
Looking to restore your SharePoint 2010 environment? A good place to start is to use SQL Server’s backup and restore tools and the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell in addition to the backup and restore options in SharePoint’s Central Administration site.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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