Monthly Archive: October 2008

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Beta is available!

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Beta is available!

Okay, it happened a couple of days ago; sorry for not noticing.  But SQL Server Release Services / Sustained Engineering has announced that an SP3 Beta has been made available.  The build is 9.00.4028...

My stored procedure "best practices" checklist

My stored procedure "best practices" checklist

When developing stored procedures, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on "get it done fast." Which means type all lower case, pay little attention to formatting, and sometimes throw best practices out...

PASS Conference Stories – tagging Adam Machanic and Peter DeBetta

PASS Conference Stories – tagging Adam Machanic and Peter DeBetta

In 2005, PASS was held in Grapevine, Texas.  The conference hotel was called the Gaylord, of all things.  It was quite luxurious — more of a resort than a hotel — but miles and...