Monthly Archive: June 2011

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Breaking change to fn_virtualfilestats

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Breaking change to fn_virtualfilestats

Yesterday I posted a general warning about changes to Denali that will potentially break your existing code base, with a strong suggestion to grab the summer CTP as soon as it is available and...

Connect Digest : 2011-06-27

Connect Digest : 2011-06-27

Sorry I have fallen off the Connect Digest wagon for the past few weeks; been a little swamped since returning from SQLCruise Alaska. Not sure I'll be able to assemble a digest every week,...

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Why you should start testing early

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Why you should start testing early

Denali is coming, whether you like it or not. You may not be an early adopter and you may not have plans on your current calendar, but at some point you will need to...

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2008 R2 is available

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2008 R2 is available

Today the SQL Server Release Services team has published Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2008 R2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534352 The build number is 10.50.1797, there are 14 fixes showing on the KB article, and this...

More information on the Patch Tuesday updates for SQL Server

More information on the Patch Tuesday updates for SQL Server

Last week, Microsoft released a series of patches for all supported versions of SQL Server (from SQL Server 2005 SP3 all the way to SQL Server 2008 R2). The reason for the patch against...

SQL Saturday : Too Many Cooks

SQL Saturday : Too Many Cooks

On September 17th of this year, there could be as many as four SQL Saturdays. FOUR. What is wrong with this model, that we can't    Sponsors are going to have to choose.  ...

A little on speaking and evaluations…

A little on speaking and evaluations…

Buck Woody (blog | twitter) just published a great post on session evaluations, and a lot of his points hit home for me. The premise is that the evaluations are not really meant for...

Security updates for all supported versions of SQL Server

Security updates for all supported versions of SQL Server

It's patch Tuesday! [UPDATE June 19 : Please see my follow-up post about this security update.]  Today Microsoft released a security bulletin covering several issues that could potentially affect SQL Server; these exploits include...

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : OS compatibility & upgrade support

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : OS compatibility & upgrade support

Microsoft's Manageability PPM Dan Jones has asked for our feedback on their proposed list of supported operating systems and upgrade paths for the next version of SQL Server. (See the original post). This has...

[OT] : Tagged : SQL Dream Cars

[OT] : Tagged : SQL Dream Cars

Steve Jones (blog | twitter) posted an entry today called "SQL Dream Cars," where he talks briefly about 5 of the cars he would love to own. He then tagged a few of us...

SQLCruise : What's New in Denali?

SQLCruise : What's New in Denali?

During SQLCruise Alaska last week, I was tasked with presenting "What's New in Denali?" If you've been following here, or paying attention to the SQL Rally, SQL Bits or SQL Saturday circuits, you'll know...