How To Secure SQL Server Data With Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)

It’s not news that data security should always be top-of-mind for DBAs. So, for those of you using SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, are there information security risks if you’re database files (data and log files) get stolen?  What happens if someone makes off with your database backups?  As part of any Information Security Management System, data security is paramount. …


SharePoint Custom Code Review Service (MSPFE Video Blog)

Article by Tamer Maher, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Have you ever been in a situation where custom solutions for Microsoft SharePoint are not performing well? And you have spent countless nights with your team of developers, working on temporary fixes and responding to angry emails? If so, you will appreciate this brilliant service offering…


Windows 8–the Super Workstation OS

Vijayshinva Karnure, a Premier Field Engineer from India, writes about using Windows 8 as his primary work machine. Vijay works on Developer technologies, and like him, many developers use server OS installations on their desktop or laptop to ease testing efforts. In Vijay’s words: I had my reasons to use a Server OS on my…


Mobile or Cloudy?

Damana (Geek Diva), a developer PFE from Australia, explores how you choose what your next development project target will be: There are two spaces in the dev world for a dev to touch on right now that can not be ignored. If you do ignore them, you are accepting legacy status within a year. If…


SharePoint 2013 Developer Ignite Training (MSPFE Video Blog)

Article by Tamer Maher, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. As part of the excitement around the release of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, I was in Redmond last week to attend the SharePoint 2013 Ignite Developer training. While there, I was lucky enough to learn about the new development concepts for SharePoint 2013 from none other than…