Connect Digest : 2011-03-26

This week I have collected five important bugs involving Management Studio, and I hope you'll visit them, provide input and vote on the ones you think are worthwhile. #651176 : SSMS tries to access disconnected network drives when in the Save File As wizard Paul Randal (blog | twitter) filed […]

A suggestion for the Microsoft Knowledge Base

When I go to the Knowledge Base, it is quite uncommon for me to using a web browser from the very machine that I am concerned about. In fact, when I am searching for hotfixes or cumulative updates, I am almost exclusively on my laptop or workstation and attempting to […]

Presenting "What's New in SQL Server Denali" for WVPASS

Recently I was asked by John Sterrett (blog | twitter) to present to his SQL Server user group (WVPASS) in Wheeling, West Virginia. Well, today is the day, and I will be presenting, "What's new in SQL Server Denali" at tonight's meeting, sponsored by SQL Sentry. The slide deck is […]

[OT] : Windows Activation, en masse

This weekend I discovered a minor issue in one of my virtual environments. I had built out 100 VMs based on a Hyper-V template, but I forgot to activate the original source before creating the template, so all of the machines were suddenly out of compliance. While easy enough on […]

Connect Digest : 2011-03-12

Background Last year, I came to a very tough decision that I would cease publicizing Connect items in an attempt to drive up votes and get important issues fixed. This was almost entirely due to a couple of MVPs criticizing me for raising awareness of certain Connect items instead of […]