SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Redux

Manning has now released several chapters of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book on its web site.  I blogged about this on the 16th, but they pulled the page for some edits, so it kind of took some momentum away.  I just wanted to let everyone know that the […]

Connect News

I am skipping the weekly digest this week for two reasons : (1) I had a crazy busy week, and (2) Connect is embarking on a major upgrade this morning. I thought I would take this time to tell you a little more about (2), since Connect just went dark, […]

Cumulative updates available for SQL Server 2008

Yesterday, Microsoft released cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 RTM and SQL Server 2008 SP1. Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973602Build #: 10.00.2734 Cumulative Update 7 package for SQL Server 2008http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973601Build #: 10.00.1818 The SQL Server Release Services Blog has not yet posted anything about […]

Connect Digest : 2009-09-18

It sounds funny, but I'm running out of things to say in this intro.  I wonder if I should introduce the list the way David Letterman is introduced differently on every episode of his late night TV show?  Anyway, one of these items was suggested to me, and one I […]

Connect Digest : 2009-09-04

I am heading to my home town for a week; we rented a cottage on Lake Nipissing, and are going to relax.  No, really : no howling beagles, no computers, and no schedule.  Sounds like a week of bliss to me. So, as you might imagine, there won't be a […]

Ladies and gentlemen, start your semi-colons!

Almost a year ago now, I wrote up a blog post detailing the things that I strive to do when writing T-SQL modules (mostly stored procedures). One of the things that I have been doing since my very first common table expression (CTE) back in the Yukon beta is ending […]

Blogging about what to blog about

When I entered the title of this post, a big yellow exclamation mark (inside a dull gray triangle) appeared above my head: "Warning: potential circular reference!"  But I think it's useful once in a while to step back and think about what you typically blog about, and how it can […]