Will Alber

Will
Alber

Will Alber is a software developer at the Mediterranean Shipping Company UK Ltd. and budding SQL Server enthusiast. He and his wife struggle to keep three pug dogs out of trouble.

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Improving the Performance of Distributed Queries
Writing a distributed query is easy—so easy, in fact, that you might not even consider them any different from a run-of-the-mill local query—but there are many potential pitfalls waiting for the unsuspecting DBA to fall into.

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Abstract illustration of linked SQL Servers
Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
SQL Server Availability Groups screenshot
Nov 11, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks

When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts....More
Stretch SQL Server into Azure
Nov 5, 2014
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SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
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