Shilpa Shah is a Sr. Data Architect at Ovation Research Group where she is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining project databases in SQL Server and developing applications using SQL Server and ASP.NET.
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is a great tool to use to centrally manage file version control. It also helps to simplify common tasks such as code reviews, project management, source-code change auditing, and backups.
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
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
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