September 25, 2018

The Lesser Known Apps of Office 365

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Most organizations, large and small, dip their toes into the Office 365 (O365) pool by starting with a mail migration. Or maybe they want to move their mail and get files off their shared drives and into the Cloud. In either case, the best deal is to go for a… Read More



October 27, 2014

[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 2

[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 2-01

  In part 1 of this article, I outlined how a data steward – a person who is responsible for data quality and typically not on the IT staff – would create a collection of rules that can be used to automate data cleansing and address verification https://blog.rbaconsulting.com/automating-data-cleaning-and-validation-with-dqs-and-ssis-part-1/ .  In… Read More


August 22, 2012

Windows Azure Virtual Machine Endpoints

Prior to June Windows Azure had been strictly a Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, environment which presented numerous challenges to those interested in running their existing applications in Microsoft’s data centers. In working with a number of clients I often found that the effort and cost required to make existing applications capable… Read More


August 21, 2012

Windows Azure Lessons Learned – Running Multiple Web Sites

Having worked with the Windows Azure Platform since 2008 it’s easy to forget some of the initial hurdles I ran into and assume that others won’t have the same challenges. Of course, any time you assume anything you risk being wrong. Rather than assume you won’t run into the issues… Read More