Monthly Archive: August 2009

Connect digest : 2009-08-29

I had a pretty busy week, and did not come up with much.  I know, I'm lame.  I have a series of Connect items I'd like to file regarding AutoShrink, DBCC SHRINKDATABASE, and recovery...

Madison is shipping to TAP customers

They call it their new, massively scalable data warehousing solution; they say it can load 1TB per hour and support data warehouses in the petabyte range, all on commodity hardware.  Bold claims, for sure,...

Connect Digest : 2009-08-22

I rounded up a few interesting items this week. Does "1/10/1900" mean January 10th, or October 1st? This item demonstrates that Microsoft isn't all that concerned about publishing sample code that uses ambiguous or...

Connect digest : 2009-08-14

I have a very short window to get this post out, so I apologize if I don't elaborate my justification for pointing out a lot of these issues to you.  Check the feedback items...

Connect digest : 2009-08-09

Sorry, I've been trying to keep this to a regular Saturday installment, but it was a beautiful weekend here and I just couldn't pass up on non-computer-related activities.  I have a short list of...

Whither art thou, oh Microsoft support?

UPDATE – 2009-08-07 9:39 PM EDT – the SQL Server Release Services team has published a blog post that reflects largely what I've said below. However, many questions are still unanswered. For example, they...

Processing a list of integers : my approach

It is a common problem… you need to pass multiple values into a stored procedure and, as a result, update multiple rows. Let's pretend we have a table of students: CREATE DATABASE School; GO...

Connect digest : 2009-08-01

I had a fairly busy week, so I did not get to spend a lot of time rounding up old, nearly-forgotten Connect items.  But I do believe I came up with at least one...