Using SQL 2005 Snapshots As A Rollback Procedure

One of the great new features of SQL 2005 is database snapshots.  With one simple transact SQL statement, you can provide your users with a read-only, static copy of their data.  For example, you can take a snapshot on the last day of the month and users can do month-end reporting without worrying about changes…

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Release Management: Building the Bridge

In the last post from the release management team, we talked about the strategic topic of developing the philosophy of RM being a bridge, and not a barrier, to the deployment and support of applications into the production environment. One of the items listed as necessary to achieving that goal was having a solid understanding…