In this FAQ of the week, you'll see one of the most common bugs that programmers run into when programming using ADO against a SQL Server.
Running a Web farm means managing session state across servers. Since session state can't be shared across a Web farm with Internet Information Services 5.0, a custom solution is required. One such solution using a tool called the session manager is described here.
Handheld device users need to be able to synchronize with a main data store when it's convenient and, preferably, when the back-end database server isn't busy. SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition allows you to build a traveling data store that can be displayed and run on a variety of devices. SQL Server CE supports a subset of the full SQL Server package, and can be used as a standalone server or in tandem with SWL Server and IIS.
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In the last installment of this column, at the end of a long and erudite discussion on clonation, I introduced the sad but instructive story of Dolly. As a real scientist, I was conducting experiments on disconnected data features applied to intermittent applications.