Rob Tiffany

Monthly Archive: January 2011

Microsoft MEAP

Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

CIOs are asking for help in confronting the tidal wave of mobile devices entering the enterprise and IT departments have raised the white flag as attempts to block consumer-focused smartphones and tablets have failed. The Consumerization of IT has been…
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SQL Server

SQL Server Compact 4.0 Lands on the Web

With the new version 4.0, the little-database-that-could has grown up into a powerful server database ready to take on the web.

Primary Key

Reducing SQL Server Sync I/O Contention :: Tip 3

Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you know, each row is uniquely identified by its Primary Key.

Database Storage

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 2

All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.

SAN Storage

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

The act of tracking changes made by each SQL Server Compact or Silverlight sync subscriber can cause a lot of locking and blocking on the server.