Encryption in SQL Server is difficult to implement and manage, but it is being required more and more often. However understanding what encryption means is as important as being able to manage and implement it. Michael Coles brings us part 2 in his series on explaining the mysteries behind cryptography.
One of the features of SQL Server 2000 is the Soundex feature that allows phonetic matching. Michael Coles brings us a new toolkit that solves some of the issues that occur with soundex as well as an explanation why this occurs.