Susan Perschke

Susan
Perschke

is the CEO of Spectrum Data Design, a software engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado. Spectrum is an applications solution provider for government and private industry.

Articles
Automate Date/Time Conversions 2
For the many shops still using SQL Server 2000, this extensible, data-driven utility can cure a wealth of date-formatting headaches.
Cookies Crumbling? 5
Manage user Web sessions (and minimize security risks) without cookies, using SQL Server stored procedures, a GUID generator, and URL parameters.
A Recipe for Replacing Session Variables 2
What can you do with one cookie, a couple of stored procedures, and a random number? Cook up a medium-duty replacement for session variables!

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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