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Manage Oct 12, 2010

Q&A: Getting the lowdown on Master Data Services for SQL Server

With Master Data Services, Microsoft says it’s answered the call for a focused way of taking on Master Data Management. A company expert explains how and why it’s done that. Continue Reading


By Robert Sheldon Manage Feb 03, 2011

Gain insight with SQL Server dynamic management views

Dynamic management views, a feature in SQL Server 2005 and newer, let users say goodbye to complex queries for retrieving database information. In the first of this two-part series, have a look at a sampling of SQL... Continue Reading


By Don Jones Manage Jan 17, 2011

Three tips on choosing hardware for your SQL Server BI system

So, you want to optimize SQL Server BI performance. If it’s partly prebuilt, you’re somewhat limited in providing input, but keeping these three things in mind when choosing your hardware will keep things running ... Continue Reading


By Ed Scannell Manage Mar 11, 2010

Users refocus enterprise strategies on growth with modular software

Thanks to modular software like SAP’s Business Suite 7 and Oracle’s upcoming Fusion applications, some users are again spending on enterprise applications. Continue Reading


Manage Jun 03, 2010

SQL Server backup and restore management tutorial

From system failure to catastrophic disaster, this guide features the backup and recovery know-how that can mean the difference between life and death for your SQL Server database. Continue Reading


By Don Jones Manage Sep 15, 2011

The most dangerous game: Hunting down bad SQL query performance

SQL Server is faster when the queries behind your applications are faster. Learn how to spot bad SQL query performance, and then work with developers so you can improve throughput. Continue Reading


By Roman Rehak Manage Jun 28, 2011

Microsoft plays all the self-service BI angles with Project Crescent

Microsoft’s Project Crescent is still in development, but the company flaunted its flashy self-service BI tool at TechEd in Atlanta this spring, giving IT pros a good show of its abilities. Continue Reading


By Don Jones Manage Mar 01, 2011

Deployment options increase for meeting BI performance challenges

Learn how different business intelligence deployment options can affect BI performance at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) involved in SQL Server BI projects. Continue Reading


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Manage Feb 03, 2010

Managing mobile authentication methods

Find tips for managing mobile authentication methods and learn how to control what mobile laptops, PDAs and smartphones can and cannot do inside your network. Continue Reading