June, 2008

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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - Connection Dialogs, Central Management Servers, and Multi-Server Queries

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's what I showed for 8:00am - "Good Morning Sunshine": The first enhancement is the new options for strings that you can add in the connection...
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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - PowerShell - Run a "Panic" Backup

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's more of what I showed for 10:00am - "Panic Button": Now that I've found there are a few databases that haven't been backed up, I want to run...
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    Stopping SQL Injection in its Tracks

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    I will be getting back to the "Day in the Life of the DBA" series of posts, but I got this from the security folks today and thought I would share it: Today the MSRC in collaboration with SQL Server, IIS, and Hewlett Packard published Microsoft Security...
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    Real World DBA Episode 15 - SQL Server Features – Service Broker

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    http://edge.technet.com/Media/Real-World-DBA-Episode-15-SQL-Server-Features--Service-Broker/ This week: In the news, SQL Injection Attacks are on the rise. Learn what you can do to protect your data. In this week’s feature, we’ll continue the...
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    Real World DBA Episode 14 - SQL Server Features – Full Text Indexing

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    http://edge.technet.com/Media/Real-World-DBA-Episode-14-SQL-Server-Features--Full-Text-Indexing This week: In the news, The TechNet site has some new updates. In this week’s feature, we’ll continue the introduction to SQL Server Features and...
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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - PowerShell Log Checks

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's more of what I showed for 8:00am - "Good Morning Sunshine": With the new PowerShell provider, I have access to lots of things in SQL Server...
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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - Object Explorer Details

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's more of what I showed for 8:00am - "Good Morning Sunshine": In Object Explorer Details (OED), we've completely re-written the panel that shows...
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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - New Performance Monitor Counters

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's more of what I showed for 8:00am - "Good Morning Sunshine": We've included several new Performance Monitor (more accurately called System...
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    Real World DBA Episode 16 - SQL Server Features – Web Services

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    http://edge.technet.com/Media/Real-World-DBA-Episode-16-SQL-Server-Features--Web-Services/ This week: In the news, the SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate is now available. In this week’s feature, we’ll continue the introduction to SQL Server...
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    Real World DBA Episode 17 - SQL Server Features – Encryption

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    http://edge.technet.com/Media/Real-World-DBA-Episode-16-SQL-Server-Features--Encryption/ This week: In the news, CU 8 is now available for SQL Server 2005. In this week’s feature, we’ll continue the introduction to SQL Server Features and talk...
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    The Green, Green Grass of ...Microsoft?

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    You might not be aware of it, because the press doesn't often have good things to say about, well, anything, but Microsoft is a very "green" company. Even our campus is an environmentally friendly place, and we've made several lists for being a green...
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    SQL Server 2008 Improvements Practicals - Policy based Management - Check Database Backups

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    I gave a presentation at TechEd 2008 where I covered our new features in "A Day in the Life of a DBA". Here's more of what I showed for 10:00am - "Panic Button": Now that I've run my morning checks, I found a couple of databases that were in Simple...
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    TechEd Day One (part deux)

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    Well, I'm here at TechEd after a restful night's sleep and I've already been able to sepak with tons of people about SQL Server. The primary questions I'm getting are: I've got SQL Server 2000 installed - can I upgrade that to 2008? Why would...
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    PHP Driver for 2005 is available

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    You can now download our CTP release of the new PHP driver for SQL Server and explore the sample application described in the .chm file. If you'd prefer to access the documentation on-line, it's available on the MSDN site . We welcome your feedback at...
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    Project Velocity

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    The SQL Server Data Programmability team are at TechEd Developers this week announcing news around the Microsoft Sync Framework and what we calls Project “Velocity” . Velocity is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable...
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    TechEd 2008 Day One - The Blogger's Lounge

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    Well, I'm back "home" in Florida - for a week, anyway! I'm at the second week (the IT Pro one) and I'll be working the booth, delivering some sessions, and I'll also be in the blogger's lounge from 1:00-2:00 on Tuesday. If you write a blog, come by and...
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    TechEd 2008 Day Two

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    Wow - even with the split format of TechEd this year there are a TON of people here! And they are very focused. I've made it a point to meet as many people as I can in the booth, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even in the hallways of my hotel. ...
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    TechEd 2008 Starts

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    TechEd 2008 started yesterday, although this year it is broken up into two parts. The first week is primarily aimed at developers, and the second week is imed at what Microsoft calls "IT Pro's", which means everyone who isn't a developer. That's kind...
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    TechEd 2008 Day Four

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    Well, it's the last day of the conference. I had a great time in the booth this morning, and I gave two presentations today. The first is called " A day in the Life of the DBA", and in that presentation I promise to get an hour back for you in your DBA...
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    TechEd 2008 Day Three

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    This morning I sat in on a panel discussing automation for SQL Server. Taking what we've learned about DBA's doing multiple jobs, we had a great set of questions around the best way to automate manually created maintenance plans and integrate them with...
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    SQL Server 2008 RC0 is Available!

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    If you're an MSDN member, you can download the Release Candidate for SQL Server 2008 - this is a feature-complete release. Learn more and download it at: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2008/06/07/sql-server-2008-rc0-now-available...
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