When was a database backed up?

A common requirement is to be able to report on the backup status of each database in an instance.  There are of course many tools out there that do just this, but what if your organisation has not purchased one of these tools, or the tools are not installed, for instance in a development environment? Read More

Laptop Rebuild – Step Two

Yesterday I installed the OS, AV and office so that I have access to e-mail.  Next on the list are the additional Microsoft tools that I use in my job: Project Professional 2010, Visio 2010, Power Pivot and the various Outlook connectors. During the installation of these other products, I am making some tweaks to Read More