Monthly Archive: May 2009

Connect Digest : 2009-05-30 : please vote!

Connect Digest : 2009-05-30 : please vote!

Here are some issues I came across recently; most involve SSMS in some way, though Erland's assertion suggestion is a great one. And just to be clear, since I am seeing some accusations of...

Using a Mac in a Windows world

Using a Mac in a Windows world

As a "SQL Server guy" first and foremost, I often have to defend my use of a Mac both as a travel and presentation laptop, and as my primary development workstation.  Today over on...

Connect Digest : 2009-05-23 : please vote!

Connect Digest : 2009-05-23 : please vote!

Here are the items from this week that I feel deserve some attention.  I'm also adding a little bit of analysis to this.  I am always curious if my vote-pimping has any effect, so...

More info on the May 2009 update to SQL Server 2008 Books Online

More info on the May 2009 update to SQL Server 2008 Books Online

I finally got around to installing this update today, and thought I would mention a few things. Don't be surprised that "Books Online (May 2009)" actually says "April 2009" in the application's title bar...

New version of SQL Server 2008 Books Online is available

New version of SQL Server 2008 Books Online is available

Yesterday Microsoft released a new downloadable version of Books Online for SQL Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=765433f7-0983-4d7a-b628-0a98145bcb97

SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 is available!

SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 is available!

Most importantly, this update includes the new trace flag that will allow users running Standard Edition to enable Locked Pages in Memory.  This is a huge win for a lot of customers out there. ...

Connect Digest : 2009-05-16 : please vote!

Connect Digest : 2009-05-16 : please vote!

Here are the items from this week that I feel deserve some attention. ==================== Hotfixes / service packs should leave authentication mode alone I may have talked about this issue here before, I'm not...

UPDATE : SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 3 is available

UPDATE : SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 3 is available

It seems this came out on April 20th, but I did not catch it at the time.  Better late than never, I guess.  As Sean Nolan pointed out in a previous post, CU#3 includes...

Connect Digest : 2009-05-10 : please vote!

Connect Digest : 2009-05-10 : please vote!

Sorry I'm a day late on this one; yesterday I was fully engulfed by Resource Governor stuff and a filter refreshing problem at work, and then last night I spent the entire evening away...

Connect digest : 2009-05-02 : please vote!

Connect digest : 2009-05-02 : please vote!

Here are this week's set of Connect items that I wanted to bring to your attention to increase visibility (and, more importantly, vote count).  Two are about SQL Server and two are about Connect...