Paul Burke


Paul Burke is a programmer analyst for a financial institution in London. He is an MCSE, MCSD, and MCP:IS.

XML Links 1
Here's a list of XML-related Web sites.
XML -- The Current Big Thing
XML is an obvious choice for data transportation because many organizations are settling on it as an industry-standard description of data.
XML and SQL Server 2000 2
Check out SQL Server 2000's XML enhancements and explore an example of how you can extract data from SQL Server 2000 as XML, format the data, then use that data in your application.
Creating a Trace - 01 Jul 1999 3
Start with provided samples and wizard-generated traces to quickly create custom traces to investigate database problems.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Jul 1999
Use SQL Trace, an Open Data Services (ODS)sniffer program, to monitor, record and troubleshoot SQL Server 6.x.
Using SQL Profiler 2
The new SQL Profiler utility lets you monitor, analyze, and tune SQL Server 7.0.
SQL Profiler
The new SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0 is powerful and easy to use. SQL Profiler is based on the SQL Trace utility for SQL Server 6.X.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Microsoft supplied the SQL Trace utility with SQL Server 6.x and replaced it with SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0. Anything you can do on a SQL 6.x system with SQL Trace, you can do on SQL 7.0 using SQL Profiler, but you can do more with SQL Profiler.
Creating a Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Although the options seem endless, if you start with the provided samples and wizard-generated traces, you can quickly create custom traces to investigate database issues.

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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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