Jobs are pretty basic aren't they? They are until you get a couple hundred, or a thousand. Andy continues talking about managing jobs by standardizing how you handle notifications and failures, and talks about an interesting idea to monitor jobs separately from SQL Agent. Worth reading!
This article by new contributing member Bob Musser shows you how to reduce the amount of scans that SQL Server Agent does against databases. Not for the faint of heart.
An interview where they discuss their data strategy and integration with Visual Studio .Net
Although there are legitimate reasons for using filegroups, Chad Miller recently encountered a situation where they were used too much. He shows you in this article why and how to remove excessive filegroups.
There are times that you may find yourself on a project where you have one data source and need to publish to many subscribing databases. Often times, Replication is not looked at as a viable solution to achieving this goal. For this project, Demico and Lynn will demonstrate the way we utilized the Horizontal and Vertical partitioning capabilities that Microsoft has added to the Replication utility.
In the previous article, you saw how the BETWEEN operator could be used in joins to solve problems dealing with range-based data. In this article, Chris Cubley will show you how to take joins even further by using multiple criteria in joins as well as using the greater than, less than, and not equals operators in joins.
Your software has passed all testing phase(s) and it is time to install your database into production. Andy Jones will outline below how he accomplished this task. This article is concerned with an evolving system and how to migrate it to production.