Robert Sheldon

Robert
Sheldon

Robert Sheldon has written numerous books and articles about Windows technologies, database systems, business intelligence, scripting, enterprise operations, and consumerization. His books include Beginning MySQL (Wiley) and SQL: A Beginner’s Guide (McGraw-Hill). Visit his website.

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5 Tips for Developing SQL Server Integration Services Packages
These five tips help you avoid a few frustrations that might arise when developing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages so you keep your development efforts moving forward.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 2 1
Because PowerShell is integrated with the.NET framework, you can leverage the .NET object model within PowerShell scripts and build ADO.NET objects that retrieve SQL Server data; learn how to use ADO.NET to insert, update, and delete SQL Server data.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 1 1
Learn how to use ADO.NET to retrieve SQL Server data through PowerShell scripts.
Integrate MySQL and SQL Server 1
Need to retrieve MySQL data and insert it into a SQL Server database? SQL Server Integration Services and MySQL connectors let you do so fairly easily.

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Feb 25, 2015
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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 11, 2015
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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
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

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
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