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How much space does each table take up?
In the DevOps world space matters, especially when you are using PAAS databases in the cloud such as Azure SQL Database (aka SQL Azure) where there can be tight space limits per database. One useful way to keep track of how much space each table (and accompanying indexes) take up is to use a query like...
10 Mar 2015
AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases available for SQL Azure
It is a delight to announce the availability of the AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases for SQL Azure. You can download the scripts and data files from CodePlex . To install the databases on your SQL Azure server just follow the directions on the release page at CodePlex or in the ReadMe.htm file...
15 Dec 2009
SQL Server 2008 SR4 sample database installer available
Based on the success of the new sample databases installer we created for SQL Server 2008R2, we've created a new samples refresh (SR4) for SQL Server 2008 on CodePlex at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=37109 . This is a much simpler and more robust installer...
10 Dec 2009
Code Samples for SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP available
It is a delight to announce that SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP3 code samples are now posted to CodePlex at http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/ . The wiki pages have been updated to reflect the availability of the new sample code installers. These installers join the already released AdventureWorks...
8 Dec 2009
SQL Server 2008R2 Sample Databases Updated
The AdventureWorks sample databases for SQL Server 2008R2 have been updated and are available at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=24854 . This version includes both the AdventureWorks 2008R2 schema and data, and the original AdventureWorks schema and data which...
20 Nov 2009
SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 Available
SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 is now available. SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) Product Samples Refresh 3 is now live at http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/ . There are numerous bug fixes and a new sample, RSPermissions which demonstrates how to write an application which manages...
6 Oct 2009
The transition to community based development
The times they are a changin' When I first started working on code to share with the SQL Community that code shipped in the box with very little community participation. Over the years my job has changed and so has the processes we use to create open source samples and tools that we share with you...
3 Feb 2009
New step-by-step instructions for installing sample databases
The new sample database installers which shipped at the end of October 2008 greatly simplify the installation process for the sample databases. For one thing, there are only three installers to choose from instead of tens of installers. Just pick the install that is right for the architecture of the...
15 Dec 2008
October 2008 SQL Server Samples Refresh
We've completed an October refresh of the SQL Server 2008 samples ( http://CodePlex.com/SqlServerSamples ). We've heard from you that the install experience for the databases was too complex and error prone. In this refresh we're providing a much simpler install experience with a lot fewer database installers...
10 Nov 2008
SQL Server 2008 Samples are here!
SQL Server 2008 samples are now available at http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples . That's our portal page to many different product and community projects on CodePlex with samples for SQL Server. On the releases tab of the portal page you'll find installers for downloading all the code samples. If you...
7 Aug 2008
The AdventureWorks 2008 Family of Sample Databases
There is a new AdventureWorks family of sample databases available for SQL Server 2008 February CTP at https://www.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=MSFTDBProdSamples . The AdventureWorks 2008 family of databases demonstrates some of the new features of SQL Server 2008. This family...
28 Feb 2008
SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here!
SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here: http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver . A lot of cool features come online with this release. Maybe the most exciting for developers and DBAs alike with be the return of intellisense to SSMS! Other exciting features for developers include Filestream support and...
27 Nov 2007
Take SQL Server 2008 July CTP for a spin
SQL Server 2008 July CTP is now available at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395 . The samples for the July CTP are available at http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples along with your favorite SQL Server 2005 SP2 samples. Some folks have been confused about how...
1 Aug 2007
SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples Released on CodePlex
SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples are now released on CodePlex ( http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples ). The only change from the previous release is that the sample installers now have a EULA which is consistent with the MS-PL license we have on CodePlex. See the license tab in each project for the...
8 May 2007
SQL Server 2005 SP2 is Here!
SQL Server 2005 SP2 released to the web today. You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/sp2.mspx Note that the serivce pack does not update the samples. You'll need to download the updated samples separately from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e719ecf7-9f46...
19 Feb 2007
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