Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2008 SP3 is available

Today Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2008 SP3. KB article: KB #2771833 There are 9 fixes listed at the time of writing The build number is 10.00.5828.00 Relevant for @@VERSION between 10.00.5500 and 10.00.5827 It seems clear that Service Pack 2 servicing has been discontinued. […]

Blogging from the PASS Summit : WIT Luncheon

SQL Sentry is very proud to sponsor the 10th annual Women in Technology Luncheon at the PASS Summit. Probably 700 people in here – pretty crowded house. This luncheon is growing year over year and is always a refreshing and interesting event to attend. Bill Graziano kicks things off and […]

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 8th keynote

Douglas McDowell talks about day 1, the video montage featuring folks here from all over the world, and the fiscal year. The important point I took from this is that PASS is a not-for-profit committed to investing its revenue and other resources back into the community. They are hiring another […]

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 7th keynote

Bill Graziano takes the stage at 8:15. He talks about how 3,894 attendees (and 5,611 total registrants) represent 57 countries at the 14th summit. There are over 127,000 members worldwide. Note that you can watch the keynotes and many sessions through Pass TV. PASS serves SQL Server community – expertise, […]

PASS Summit '12, Day One

I had an incredibly interesting experience getting to Seattle this week. I flew out of Providence through Philadelphia. Apparently there was some smoke in one of the towers at PHL, so our flight was an hour delayed. I missed my connection by three minutes. I was absolutely amazed that after […]

SQL Saturday #146 : Nashua, NH

Today was SQL Saturday #146, put on by Mike Walsh, Jack Corbett, and a host of other volunteers and organizers. Scott and I missed the speaker dinner last night, but we headed up from Rhode Island at 6:00 AM and made a good day of it. We had lots of […]