Roman Rehak

Roman
Rehak

Roman Rehak is a developer, author, and speaker working at Competitive Computing in Burlington, Vermont. He is an MCSD, an MCDBA, an MCSA, and an active member of Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Articles
Digging into SSMS
Explore some lesser-known SQL Server Management Studio features that can help you better manage queries, organize scripts and other task resources, and report database and server statistics.
Native XML Web Services in SQL Server 2005 6
The Native XML Web Services feature in SQL Server 2005 removes dependency on IIS to help you create robust, feature-rich enterprise database solutions. Here’s how the feature works, how to implement it, and how to code client applications.
Reporting for Duty 1
Learn about long-awaited SQL Server Reporting Services, and download a demo application that shows how to easily integrate report management, viewing, and rendering into your applications.
Installing the Sample Reports and Setting up the Demo Application
Follow the instructions for SQL Server 2000 or for SQL Server 2005 when you install and set up the demo application and sample reports for SQL Server Reporting Services.
Inside Database Maintenance Plans 4
The Database Maintenance Plan Wizard makes creating maintenance plans easy, but making less-optimal (or erroneous) choices is also easy. Follow these guidelines and avoid these gotchas when creating maintenance plans.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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