Michael P. Deignan

Michael P.

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

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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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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