Mitchel Sellers


Mitchel Sellers is the CEO of IowaComputerGurus, a Microsoft C# MVP, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has many years of experience in the software development industry, specializing in development using Microsoft technologies. He focuses on the proper architecture, performance, stability, and overall cost effectiveness of delivered solutions. Sellers is also a regular public speaker, presenting topics at user groups and conferences. He's the author of Professional DotNetNuke Module Programming (Wrox) and many technical articles. A firm believer in development community involvement, Sellers is an active participant in the .NET and DotNetNuke development communities, has been added as a DotNetNuke Core Team member, and frequently spends time answering questions on community forums.

Pivoting the Dynamic Way 2
The PIVOT statement is a great tool for presenting data in an easy-to-read format, but it has one key limitation: You must know about and include all the column names in the PIVOT query. You can work around this limitation with dynamic pivoting.

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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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