Monthly Archive: April 2012

A cautionary tale about grandfathering CAL licenses in SQL Server 2012 Enterprise

A cautionary tale about grandfathering CAL licenses in SQL Server 2012 Enterprise

I've tried to keep this post to a minimum, but there's a lot to say. Please bear with me. I know there has been a lot of griping about the new licensing model in...

Seacoast SQL Users Group : What's New in SQL Server 2012

Seacoast SQL Users Group : What's New in SQL Server 2012

Tonight I presented my "What's New in SQL Server 2012" deck to the folks up in Portsmouth, NH. The deck can be downloaded here.  File Attachment: AB_NH_SQL2012.pptx.zip

New cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM & SP1) are available!

New cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM & SP1) are available!

This morning the SQL Server Release Services Team has pushed out new cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2. Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679366 Build number:...

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

While I joked earlier this month that SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released on the same day as General Availability (hey, it's Microsoft's fault since they decided to GA on April 1),...

Participating in 3 SQL events in 8 days

Participating in 3 SQL events in 8 days

Well, 8 days not including lead and lag travel time. A quick summary of the three events, and the flights it took to get me to each: SQL Saturday #105 – Dublin, Ireland Flights...