Rob Howard

Rob
Howard

Rob Howard is a program manager on the .NET Frameworks team at Microsoft. Specifically, he works on the ASP.NET feature of the .NET Framework.

Articles
.NET Framework Beta 2
Learn about some changes Microsoft implemented between Beta 1 and Beta 2 of .NET Framework.
Web Services, Part 2
Rob Howard continues his discussion of the .NET features that let you easily build Web services with a sample Web service that connects to a SQL Server database and returns a dataset.
Web Services, Part 1
Rob Howard begins a series about Web Services with a discussion of ASP.NET Web Services.
The .NET Framework
Rob Howard, a program manager on the .NET Frameworks team at Microsoft, provide an overview of the .NET Framework.

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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

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
blog

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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