Monthly Archive: March 2011

Presenting "What's New in SQL Server Denali" for the Kent, England user group

Presenting "What's New in SQL Server Denali" for the Kent, England user group

This afternoon (well, evening to them) I presented my "What's New in Denali" deck remotely for the Kent, England SQL Server & .NET User Group. The link for the event is here and you...

SQL Saturday #67, Chicago: "What's New in SQL Server Denali"

SQL Saturday #67, Chicago: "What's New in SQL Server Denali"

Today I was in Chicago for SQL Saturday #67 to present my "What's New in SQL Server Denali" deck. You can download the deck and samples below. I mentioned during the talk that THROW...

Connect Digest : 2011-03-26

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...

A suggestion for the Microsoft Knowledge Base

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...

Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 are available

Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 are available

Very early this morning, Microsoft released four updates: one for SQL Server 2005 SP3, one for SQL Server 2005 SP4, one for SQL Server 2008 SP1, and one for SQL Server 2008 SP2. Cumulative...

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

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...

[OT] : Windows Activation, en masse

[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...

Connect Digest : 2011-03-12

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...

T-SQL Tuesday # 16 : This is not the aggregate you're looking for

T-SQL Tuesday # 16 : This is not the aggregate you're looking for

This week, T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Jes Borland (blog | twitter), and the theme is "Aggregate Functions." When people think of aggregates, they tend to think of MAX(), SUM() and COUNT(). And...