[OT] : OS X Lion, Boot Camp & VMWare Fusion

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro and Mac Pro to OS X Lion, and I've only come across two minor issues. On the Mac Pro I have a really skittish Magic TrackPad … regardless of the settings I apply in system preferences, the cursor is very jumpy and moves too […]

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU1 is now available!

For those of you that held out on installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 because it was missing the fixes from RTM's Cumulative Updates 7 & 8, your wait is over – CU1 is here and it contains these fixes. I didn't verify this for every fix individually, […]

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Juneau CTP3 is now available!

SQL Server Developer Tools (SSDT) – code-named "Juneau" – is now available. Many (including myself) believed that Juneau was simply a part of BIDS in CTP3, but after trying to use Juneau-specific functionality that this was not the case. As indicated on the Developer Tools page, and on the SSDT […]

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now available

And the hits keep coming! Microsoft not only released Denali CTP3 today, they have also released Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2, which was first released as a CTP back in April (build 10.50.2425). If you installed the CTP, SELECT @@VERSION will yield something similar to the following: […]

T-SQL Tuesday #20 : T-SQL Best Practices

T-SQL Tuesday, the invention of Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic), is what he calls a recurring, revolving blog party. Each month, a new host picks a topic, invites bloggers of all levels to join in, and then after all the submissions are in, writes a summary of all of the entries. This […]

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : CTP3 is here!!!

The CTP3 of SQL Server Code-Named "Denali" is now available. You can download the bits here:   <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx" title="http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx" target="_blank">Download SQL Server "Denali" CTP3</a> <i>(You will need to use File Transfer Manager on Windows, and a Java applet on Mac OS.) </i> If you are just interested in the […]