Michele Crockett

Michele
Crockett

Michele Crockett is former editorial strategy director of Penton Media's IT and developer publications, including Dev Pro, Windows IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, SQL Server Pro, and Connected Planet.

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Riding Out the IT Storm - 24 Feb 2009 1
In this down economy, we’re looking at better ways to bring DBAs content and analysis in multiple formats—magazines, web seminars, live events, conferences, virtual events, videos, blogs, and forums. We're reinventing the way we deliver content.
SQL Server Magazine Presents Best of Show Awards
SQL Server Magazine recently presented Best of Show awards to products in three categories—database design, database management, and database applications—at the SQL Connections conference in New Orleans.
PASS Issues Call for Papers for European Conference 1
PASS, an independent, user-run association of global SQL Server technology professionals, issued a call for presentations for its first European conference.
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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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