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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: VS/SSMS settings and the Fault Retry functionality

    Doug Holland (a C# MVP) has opened two work items in Connect. The first one is about being able to share settings between VS and SSMS for those of us who do both DBA and developer work. You shouldn't have to specify font, color, or tab settings twice, or at least you should be able to import settings...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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