Michael P. Deignan

Michael P.
Deignan

Michael P. Deignan is an associate technical editor for Windows IT Pro and president of Ideamation, a consulting firm based in Rhode Island.

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Permissions in SQL Server 7.0
You can customize security within your application by using SQL Server's system tables to control application security.
Column-Level Application Security
Column-level security is a terrific tool for restricting access to specific columns within a database table.
Using SQL Server 6.5 for Application Control
With a basic understanding of how SQL Server stores permission information within the sysprotects table, you can construct nearly any type of application control.
Crystal Reports 7.0 6
Crystal Reports 7.0, the latest release of Seagate Software's widely used and highly acclaimed report writer, provides a sophisticated graphical report designer that you can use with many databases.

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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

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 11, 2015
blog

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
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

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
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