Monthly Archive: September 2012

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is available

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is available

Today Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2008.  Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Knowledge Base Article: KB #2738350 At the time of writing, there are...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP4 is available

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP4 is available

This morning the SQL Server team announced the release of Service Pack 1 CTP4 for SQL Server 2012. Back in July I talked about CTP3 and how the release contained BI features only; no...

SQL Saturday #156 : Providence, RI

SQL Saturday #156 : Providence, RI

Well, East Greenwich, RI. Another successful event, this one put on by John Miner, Brandon Leach, Steve Simon, Scott Abrants and a host of other folks. Several #SQLFamily friends in attendance as well: Grant...

SQLSaturday #162 : Cambridge, England

SQLSaturday #162 : Cambridge, England

Yesterday I presented at SQL Saturday #162. My slide deck and samples are here:     Slide Deck & Samples: Bertrand – T-SQL Bad Habits & Best Practices I also wanted to answer a...

SqlLocalDb vs. Cumulative Updates

SqlLocalDb vs. Cumulative Updates

Last week I announced that SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #3 was released. A question came up about SqlLocalDb and I will try to address the current state of patching SqlLocalDb. Please keep in...