Andy says it's not the greatest book for preparing for the 70-100 exam, but the case study is worth reading for it's explanation of the Microsoft Solution Framework. Read the full review!
In three previous articles Andy has done a very basic introduction to the ADO connection, command, and recordset objects. In this wrap up article he talks about how to use the power of ADO client side filtering and disconnected recordsets, then adds some code which shows how to combine all the objects. ADO is not simple, but Andy has done a good job in limiting his dicussion to the things you REALLY need to know about ADO to get started.
In this article, Andy Warren presents his views on why obtaining certification is not a good idea. Read this one and the one by Steve Jones that supports certification - which has the more compelling argument
In this product review Andy takes a look at Data Compare, the second of three products in the SQL Bundle available from Red-Gate software. It's a very handy program that lets you compare data between two tables and optionally generate sql statements to syncronize the data. An interesting alternative to replication!
Early in September Andy posted an article that explained how to use DMO to reattach a lot of MDF's in a hurry AND challenged our readers to accomplish the same task in T-SQL. Today we announce the winning solution!
Copies mdf files located in a directory on a client and attaches them to the connected server. This is the winning solution to the contest that was presented in an article posted at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/awarren/reattachingdatabases-somecodeandacontest!.asp. That article shows how to do the same thing using DMO. Wynn Muse is the author of this stored procedure.