SQL Server

Boise SQL Server User Group

The newly formed Boise SQL Server User Group kicks off its first meeting with Kalen Delaney on June 25, 2008. I'm happy to see a Microsoft SQL Server user group...

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Remembering Jim Gray and a Tribute

Time flies. It has been a year since Dr. Gray, a Microsoft research fellow and Turing Award-winner, went missing while sailing off San Francisco. A year ago, at Boise Code...

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SQL Server 2008 November CTP Available

I've been so involved with the VSTS RTM yesterday, that I almost didn't notice this one. Click here to download the latest SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and...

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US Tech-Ed 2008 To Be Two Conferences

It seems that the US Tech-Ed is following Europe's lead, by breaking up the one large conference into two: one for developers and one for IT professionals. June 3-6, 2008...

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Microsoft Positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse DBMS, 2007

Way to go Microsoft, and SQL Server 2005! For the first time in the report’s history, Microsoft is positioned in the Leader quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse...

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TFS Operations Guidance

Thanks to the Team System Rangers (an elite squad of TFS experts inside Microsoft) for putting together this document, which serves as a single point of entry into the world...

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Code that Writes Code (or TSQL that writes ASP.NET)

Call it a code generator, software factory, or just a clever script. If you can write code that writes code - you win, even if just a small victory for...

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TFS Migration & Synchronization Tool For ClearCase Released

Yesterday, Microsoft released a tool to migrate from IBM ClearCase to TFS. Find more information on TFS migration topics, keep an eye on this blog.

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XML Notepad 2007!

My students this week told me about the new version. I remember using the original XML Notepad, and it was great, very simple. For the longest time, I couldn't find...

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Service Release 1 (SR1) update available for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

Microsoft has published a detailed KB article about the problems fixed by SR1. The article includes a link to download the update. Aside from many fixes, there are three major...

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