Monthly Archive: December 2007

November CTP : more impressions of SSMS changes

November CTP : more impressions of SSMS changes

A little over a month ago, I posted some thoughts on a few of the new features in SSMS that I found (not) useful (see /blogs/aaron_bertrand/archive/2007/11/18/november-ctp-initial-impressions-of-ssms-changes.aspx). In addition to learning that the server prefix...

Connect needs an "Ignored" status

Connect needs an "Ignored" status

The SQL team seems to have been quite busy recently, commenting on and closing out many bugs and suggestions that have been raised, I suppose as they close out work on the SQL Server...

Registered Servers become more useful

Registered Servers become more useful

In playing with the latest CTP for SQL Server 2008, I stumbled across some new context menu items for a server group node in Registered Servers.  You can now right-click a group node and...

A theory on how "TOP" is determined in "TOP SQL Server Downloads"

A theory on how "TOP" is determined in "TOP SQL Server Downloads"

It's pretty simple, really.  I think they prioritize the downloads they are proud of, instead of the ones that are most popular or that are most needed.  When I went looking for SP2 for...