Angela

I started out as a software developer back in 1996 in Denver, CO, doing Client/Server development in PowerBuilder. I am now a Data Architect, living in High Point, NC and I love what I do. I’ve worked with all versions of SQL Server since the infamous split from the Sybase code (a.k.a. version 4.21a). I’ve worn all the hats that come with dealing with SQL Server, developer to data architect and everything in between. Mastodon handle: @SQLSwimmer

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Saving Grace

According to Merriam-Webster the definition of grace is:
1a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; b : a...

2013-05-30

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Certifiable?

I have recently begun to contemplate pursuing the MCSA Certification.  I have been working with SQL Server for almost 20...

2013-05-17

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Mentoring

I’m putting my money where my mouth is, with respect to my last blog post.  I am officially a mentor...

2012-08-24

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Paying it Forward

My company has recently put forth an effort to hire fresh college graduates and interns.  I think this is a...

2012-08-24 (first published: )

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Replication and TFS

 So, we’ve had this issue lately at work with our TFS build/deploys causing a significant amount of contention and only...

2012-08-16

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Question of the Day

Read Only Replica in SQL Server Standard

Our environment runs using SQL Server Standard. We are implementing Availability groups. Our database has been experiencing high read volumes, so I want to let the application read the Synchronized Secondary replica, as I read that HADR does this. Can we implement this?

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