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SSWUGtv: Cloud Technology Partners: Ben Grubin, Director of Product Management from Cloud Technology Partners discusses PaaSLane™, a solution to assess and optimize Java and .NET applications for modernization and cloud readiness.

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Date and Time Options  -  Since SQL Server 2008 was released we have a number of new Date and Time data types available to us. Should we be adopting their use more quickly? Should DateTime be deprecated?

Recognizing Relational Anti-Patterns  -  Sometimes it is easier to recognize a fragile database design as an anti-pattern when it becomes complicated to query. Today we drill into that concept, and provide a reader's response with other examples.

Database Anti-Patterns  -  There are patterns for relational databases just as for other kinds of software. today I am reminded of an anti-pattern that continues to be implemented.

One Source of Truth  -  Many data persistence designs are available for applications. But, when you have duplicate targets with the same "MASTER" data you run the risk of data corruption. Check out today's thoughts on multiple sources of truth.

Writing Good ADO.Net Code  -  While the tools we use continue to mature, there are times when we find ourselves going back to basic ADO.Net code for one reason or another. Today I remind you that ADO.Net may be easy, but it can have pitfalls.

I Need a New Name for Snail Mail  -  Email is being replaced with much quicker forms of communication as a standard technique, and has now become for me the definition of "Snail Mail". So, now what do we call mail sent through the postal service?

SQL Azure Ready for Prime Time  -  SQL Azure now provides point in time backup and restore capabilities. In my opinion that, along with guaranteed performance levels make it a true contender for enterprise level database hosting.

The Problem with Processing at Light Speed  -  Yay! We can work with workloads as fast as they can be recognized, parsed and presented... Yay! Oh... wait. Big Microsoft oops in how data was applied.

Using the Model Database  -  The Model database is often ignored in many SQL implementations. Using it discretely can simplify your life.




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