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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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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