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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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 2

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
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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