Monthly Archive: June 2010

New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 SP3 & SQL Server 2008 R2

New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 SP3 & SQL Server 2008 R2

On Monday, Microsoft released two cumulative updates for SQL Server: KB #983329 : CU #10 for SQL Server 2005 SP3 (build # = 9.00.4305) KB #2072493 : CU #2 for SQL Server 2008 R2...

SSMS : Which parts do you love? Which parts do you hate?

SSMS : Which parts do you love? Which parts do you hate?

I find myself categorizing a subset of SSMS features ranging from "must have" features to "cringe when they are mentioned."  I'll try to summarize the standouts for you here, then ask you these questions:...

Two BULK INSERT issues I worked around recently

Two BULK INSERT issues I worked around recently

Since I am still afraid of SSIS, and because I am dealing mostly with CSV files and table structures that are relatively simple and require only one of the three letters in the acronym...