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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Sep 12, 2014
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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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Sep 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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Sep 5, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details

When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases)....More
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