Victoria Launders is a freelance consultant with more than 12 years of experience in database administration and design. She heads Specialist Data Systems and is the SQL Server database administrator for a large financial institution.
Security in SQL Server 7.0 is more flexible--and more complex--than in SQL Server 6.5. This overview includes a primer on the hottest new part of SQL Server 7.0 security: database roles, sets of permissions associated with specific functionality.
Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More