Wayne Snyder

Wayne
Snyder

Wayne Snyder is a SQL Server managing consultant for Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in business intelligence and collaboration solutions. Wayne is a PASS Board of Directors member, a SQL Server MVP, an MCT, and an MCDBA.

Articles
Making a Name for Yourself
Share your SQL Server knowledge by writing, speaking, and participating in forums and newsgroups--and enhance your career at the same time.
Problem Children 3
SQL Server data types (including integer, character, numeric, datetime, and uniqueidentifier) can behave in surprising ways. Keep them in check with these tips.
English Query Relationships
Learn to properly define various types of relationships to take full advantage of English Query.
English Query from the Beginning
English Query (EQ) gives users maximum flexibility to get answers from SQL Server databases. We'll show you how to set it up and preview what's new in EQ 2000.
Ensuring Up-to-the-Minute Database Recovery 2
A little-known aspect of SQL Server 7.0 can prevent you from getting up-to-the-minute database recovery. Here's what you can do to protect your business data.

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What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence 1

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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