Visual Studio 2010 includes Entity Framework (EF) 4. Knowing what EF 4 is about and having an idea of how to use it can help you decide whether you want to add EF 4 to you SQL Server development toolkit.
At TechEd 2010 I had the opportunity to talk with several of the development tools vendors. So many vendors mentioned that database design should be in the hands of developers rather than DBAs that it’s looking like a trend. An ominous trend based on the supposition that DBAs don’t really understand coding and the development process....More
Visual Studio 2010 includes Entity Framework (EF) 4. Knowing what EF 4 is about and having an idea of how to use it can help you decide whether you want to add EF 4 to you SQL Server development toolkit....More
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
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
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