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Learn how to get started with Reporting Services in this easy to read series from MVP Jessica Moss, that examines how you might start dealing with reporting requests from management.
The transaction log and how SQL uses it seems to be one of the most misunderstood topics among newcomers to the DBA role. Gail Shaw sheds some light on it.
DatabaseWeekly.com is the seven-day roundup from SQL Server Central. Currently over 670,000 SQL Server professionals rely on it to kick-start their week.
Simple-Talk.com is the technical journal for Microsoft Technology Professionals, providing in-depth technical articles, opinions, and commentary to more than 400,000 subscribers.
Given the fundamental importance of indexes in databases, it always comes as a surprise how often the proper design of indexes is neglected. Bob Sheldon comes to the rescue with a simple guide that serves to remind or educate us all.
Once you understand how .NET's garbage collector works, then the reasons for some of the more mysterious problems that can hit a .NET application become much clearer, as Andrew Hunter explains.
In this article, Jaap Wesselius shows what is required before moving mailboxes from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010, how to upgrade Active Directory, install both Exchange Server 2010 and certificates, and set up the Public Folder replication.
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