Brian Knight

Brian Knight, MCSE, MCDBA, is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville. Brian is a contributing columnist for SQL Magazine and also maintains a weekly column for the database website SQLServerCentral.com. He is the author of Admin911: SQL Server (Osborne/McGraw-Hill Publishing) and co-author of Professional SQL Server DTS (Wrox Press). Brian is a Senior SQL Server Database Consultant at Alltel in Jacksonville and spends most of his time deep in DTS and SQL Server.

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SSIS Packages are Encrypted by Default

By default, SSIS files in development are encypted to prevent an unauthorized person from seeing your SSIS package. The type of encyrption is seamless behind the scene and is at a workstation and user level. So, if you were to send a package that you're developing to another developer on your team, he would not be able to open it by default. This shows you how to fix this problem.

2005-12-20

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Agile Development with Scrum

We've all been there: the project that never ends and no light at the end of the tunnel. Nothing is more disheartening to a developer, DBA or anyone else that may be on a project than a finish line that has no end in sight or worse yet, one that keeps moving. Agile and Scrum development methodologies aim to fix this problem and others by applying what will appear to be common sense after you engage in the methodology for a few projects. This article will get you acquainted with my now-favorite d

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2005-05-18

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Set Extended Properties for Every Table

Extended properties are a neat feature in SQL Server 2000 that let you set meta data for an individual object. This stored procedure is a baseline sproc that lets you set the properties of every object in a DB to a given value. For example, if you baseline your database at 1.5.0, you can set […]

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2005-03-02 (first published: )

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Tutorial: Changing the Visibility Objects in Reporting Services

In the last tutorial in this series of Reporting Services tutorials we added conditional formatting to the report. Now that we have created our first report and have added a bit of flare to it, we will go ahead and make it even cleaner. In this very quick demonstration, we will go ahead and change the visibility of rows or columns based on given conditions.

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2004-07-20

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