Sheila Molnar


Sheila Molnar is a former executive editor, developer content, for SQL Server Pro, DevConnections, System iNEWS, and SharePointPro Connections. Formerly, she managed SDK and IT pro content teams at Microsoft.

Dev Connections 2008: DotNetNuke
Joe Brinkman discusses the genesis and mission of DotNetNuke, an open source platform for creating websites built on the Microsoft .NET stack.
Dev Connections 2008: The Greening of SQL Server
Kathy Malone discusses the broad meaning of going green. It's not just virtualization or cloud computing, it includes all efficient uses of resources--people and machines.
Dev Connections 2008: Silverlight and SQL Server
Brian Goldfarb of the Microsoft Developer Platform team discusses the many uses of Silverlight, including as a front end for SQL Server.
Dev Connections: SQL Server 2008--What's in it for You?
This keynote outlines how SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR RC 1 give developers a comprehensive platform for building applications that manage data.
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Dev Connections: ASP.NET Chart Control Announced
Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president .NET Developer Platform at Microsoft, announced the out-of-band release of ASP.NET Chart Control for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
PDC 2008 News From Embarcadero
At the Microsoft PDC, Embarcadero Technologies ( previewed Delphi Prism, which the company describes as "a next-generation .NET development solution."
From PDC 2008: ADXSTUDIO Supports SQL and the Cloud
At Microsoft PDC 2008, ADXSTUDIO ( announced support of Microsoft cloud services for their Web Content Management system and CRM Developer Toolkit products.
XKOTO's GRIDSCALE for SQL Server Released
New GRIDSCALE for SQL Server is designed to improve application performance, scalability, and reliability.
Dave Campbell on Azure and SQL Server Services
Dave Campbell, Microsoft Senior Technical Fellow, discusses the announcement of the Azure Platform and the delivery of SQL Server Services in the cloud.
Microsoft Announces Awards for BI Customers
Microsoft gave out BI awards to customers in four categories at the Business Intelligence Conference.
Microsoft BI Conference 2008 Gets Under Way
The Microsoft BI Conference got under way with announcements about "managed self-service" BI technologies ( Project Kilimanjaro) and improved data warehousing capabilities (Project Madison).
Next Generation IT Will Be BT (Business Technology)
Noel Yuhanna, a Forrester analyst, said that the IT is continuing to evolve, and the future lies in extending decision-making technology currently owned by IT out into the business (BT).
The Madison Solution and the Kilimanjaro Release Explained 1
Fausto Ibarra explains Microsoft's announcements of the Kilimanjaro BI-focused release of SQL Server and the Madison solution for delivering massively increased scalability.
A Peek at Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0
The news out of Microsoft today includes a taste of what's cooking with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, plus a look at Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (previously code named Rosario).
Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2008 RTM
Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing. The RTM of SQL Server 2008 comes almost six months after the launch of the product on February 27, along with Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008.

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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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