Reviews

LUMIA 2520 REVIEW - PART 1 OF 3. SPECS AND FIRST IMPRESSION.

A little over a month ago I received a Nokia Lumia 2520. Have been using the device as a secondary tablet (given a Surface Pro 2 is the primary tablet), and I have been very happy with the results of my tests for it. I wish I could say I was typing this on it, but that I would venture to say it’s not too far into the future. Why not now? While I can pair it with a number of Bluetooth keyboards and such, I want to give this review and update in due time, as the cover/keyboard arrives. But, the device ......

The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Backup and Restore Book Review.

Earlier this summer I was reading the SQL Backup and Restore book by Shawn McGehee published by Simple Talk Publishing. There were many things that caught my interest and how this book was different from other books I have seen on the topic. One of the first things is the author did not shy away from explaining recovery models and their impact or effect on the backup strategy. Knowing Red Gate has a tool for Backup and Restore, I was expecting this to be central to the writer’s story. Yet, it wasn’t! ......

Windows Azure Step by Step, Roberto Brunetti; Microsoft Press

A while back I started my path with Windows Azure and in general the surrounding technologies and changes that have happened since the start of it. Finding resources now has become rather easy, from the blog posts to the amazing resources available through the Training Kits and such. But the books have also been key. And that where the Windows Azure Step by Step by Roberto Brunetti and published by Microsoft Press, has been a great book. It gives a well rounded intro into Cloud Services in general. ......

Source Control from red gate software summary review

I have used Source Control since the first release, and even then it was a great option for bringing source control for the DB. Well a great tool just got better and better rounded in the process. Again, the integration with multiple repositories like SVN or in my case TFS is great. What makes it even better is the near zero interaction a DBA would have to have with Visual Studio in order to drive the solution from managing a few stored procedures or tables to driving a database change management ......