Michael K. Campbell

President, OverAchiever Productions

Michael K. Campbell is a contributing editor for SQL Server Pro and Dev Pro and is an ASPInsider. Michael is the president of OverAchiever Productions, a consultancy dedicated to technical evangelism, mentoring, and quality solutions. He specializes in SQL Server, ASP.NET, and related technologies. Michael has been a professional developer, web master, and production DBA for several well-known companies. He enjoys learning, problem-solving, teaching, and creating free videos for www.sqlservervideos.com.

Posts by Michael K. Campbell

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in Practical SQL Server 08/28/2014 - 2:59pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context

Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high....More
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in Practical SQL Server 08/26/2014 - 2:53pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction

While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from....More
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in Practical SQL Server 08/05/2014 (All day)

SQL Server Management Studio’s Ugly ANSI_PADDING Bug

Learn more about the problem with SQL Server Management Studio's generation of scripts with ANSI_PADDING OFF along with a helpful solution....More
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in Practical SQL Server 07/30/2014 - 3:20pm

When More Expensive Processors Actually Cost Less

Smart organizations are always looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to licensing SQL Server. Here are two ideas, or options, to save money....More
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in Practical SQL Server 07/15/2014 - 12:43pm

The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory....More
in Practical SQL Server 07/08/2014 (All day)

Replication: Sometimes More is Less

The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and....More
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in Practical SQL Server 06/24/2014 - 12:53pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers

When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery....More
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in Practical SQL Server 06/19/2014 - 6:01am

Stored Procedures: Still Relevant

Even if SQL Server database developers are totally committed to using ORMs, it's still worthwhile to assume that once you start storing lots of data....More
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in Practical SQL Server 06/11/2014 - 1:04pm

Missing Indexes Correlated Against Execution Costs and Counts

Here's a query that every DBA should have in their toolbox....More
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in Practical SQL Server 06/03/2014 - 3:05pm

Off-Box Copies of SQL Server Backups with RoboCopy

Check out what could be called a poor man's approach to getting copies of your SQL Server backups off-box and to a secondary or tertiary location....More

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