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 and you can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D22317E1-BC64-4936-A14B-7A632B50A4CA This is earlier than I expected, and is probably […]

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 the window. Personally, I would rather front-load my development time; I think that the costs I […]