Mitchel Sellers

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.

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Pivoting the Dynamic Way 1
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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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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