Ross Mistry

Ross
Mistry

Ross Mistry is an author, former SQL Server MVP, and enterprise architect at Microsoft. He designs solutions for Microsoft’s largest customers in the Silicon Valley. His latest books include Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft Press) and SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration (Sams). Find Ross on Twitter: @rossmistry

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SQL Server in a Microsoft Private Cloud
Find out the answers to four commonly asked questions about running SQL Server virtual machines in a Microsoft Private Cloud.
Introducing the SQL Server Utility
With SQL Server 2008 R2’s new SQL Server Utility, you can easily monitor and manage resource utilization across all the SQL Server instances and registered database applications in your environment.

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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
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

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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