Orin Thomas

Orin
Thomas

Orin Thomas is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Windows Security MVP. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books for Microsoft Press, including Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Microsoft Press Training Kit, 2012).

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SQL Server Backup Comparison 1
If SQL Server's native tools aren't meeting your database backup and restore needs, there are alternative tools you can use. Here's a look at how backup solutions from Acronis, Quest Software, and Red Gate Software stack up against each other.
How to Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 from SQL Server 2000 2
There’s a lot to know about upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2008. This article guides you through the process.
Compression in SQL Server 2008
Get the facts about the new data compression feature in SQL Server 2008 and the stored procedure that can help you estimate how much space you might save by compressing your data.
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