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Tips from the SQL Server MVPs, September 2001 4
The SQL Server MVPs offer tips about detecting connection blocks, using sp_depends versus Enterprise Manager Display Depandencies windows, using SQL Server to manage resultset paging, and more.
Tips from the SQL Server MVPs - 10 Jun 2001
The SQL Server MVPs offer tips about using Document Object Model (DOM) from T-SQL in SQL Server 2000 to open an XML file, having a unique index that allows multiple NULL values, using subqueries in CHECK constraints, and more!
Tips from the SQL Server MVPs - 10 May 2001
The SQL Server MVPs offer tips about configuring merge replication, copying permissions between user roles and database roles, and more!
Tips from the SQL Server MVPs - 02 Mar 2001 7
The SQL Server MVPs answer questions about replication settings, paging the results of a SQL Server query from within SQL Server, and getting effective permissions of a current user.
Tips from the SQL Server MVPs - 02 Feb 2001
The SQL Server MVPs offer tips about configuring merge replication, configuring a mail profile for SQL Server, and more!
Tips from the SQL Server MVPs - 03 Jan 2001 3
Microsoft’s MVPs answer readers’ questions about new SQL 2000 features, stored procedures, and more.

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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 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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