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Freeware : DDL Source Safe Archive Utility

If your shop is even close to the typical Micosoft SQL Server environment there are several people that can (and do!) make changes to the production environment, a change management system is in place, that change management system uses Source Safe to store database scripts, and what's in Source Safe does not match what's on the SQL Server. This utility by Bill Wunder will archive your SQL scripts and DDL into Source Safe easily and efficiently. All for the price of $0 (yes, free!).

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In his travels, Christopher Duncan has come to recognize a great many similarities between programmers and musicians. Both have the fire, passion and soul of the artist. And all too often, both are aweful when it comes to the business end of things. Business - you know, that aspect of your work where they actually pay you at the end of the day?

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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!

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