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  • Blog Post: Upgrading from SQL 2000/2005 to 2008

    Still running SQL Server 2000 or 2005?  Interested in upgrading to 2008, but not sure how to go about it?  Here are a couple of recently released resources from your friends at Microsoft to help you get through the upgrade with a clean bill of heath: SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference...
  • Blog Post: HHH Launch Update - SQL Server 2008!

    For those of you that attended one of the Heroes Happen {Here} Events in the US, I’ve just been told that your copies of SQL Server 2008 should be hitting the post office “within the month” (quote from one of our Marketing Managers).  Hopefully you registered on the site using the codes you were...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

    Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA and AR). ...
  • Blog Post: MVP David Walker featured on Quest Software's Pain-of-the-Week

    Kudos and congratulations to our very own MVP David Walker for his starring role on this week’s Quest Software’s Pain-of-the-Week.  The topic was Quest Software's Pain-of-the-Week: The Converging Paths of SQL Server and SharePoint - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!   I’ve got it queued up to...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 RTM!

    Grab your hats and clear out your bandwidth – it’s time to start downloading SQL Server 2008!  Previously codenamed “Katmai”, SQL Server 2008 represents some serious enhancements over SQL Server 2005 – read more about it at the SQL Server 2008 Press Release , the SQL Server Community Site , and...
  • Blog Post: NWA SQL Server User Group

    Congratulations to Jason Pluenneke and the folks in Northwest Arkansas for their first ever Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group meeting tonight!  A very respectable 20-person crowd gathered together tonight to hear Boyd Evert discuss the new features of SQL Server 2008 .  I't’s great to...
  • Blog Post: NWA SQL Server User Group starting up!

    For those of you in the Northwest Arkansas area, don’t miss the inaugural meeting of the Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group. Meeting Details: The first ever NWASQL meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm .  Pizza will be provided and there will be several drawings...
  • Blog Post: Free Software for Students - Microsoft DreamSpark

    Calling all students!  Check out this video featuring Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as he discusses a new initiative called Microsoft DreamSpark targeted at offering Microsoft developer tools FREE to students: Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students, and Technology This is a FANTASTIC deal...
  • Blog Post: Excerpts from Peter DeBetta's SQL Server 2008 Book

    My good friend Peter DeBetta , SQL Server MVP and all around nice guy, has been working on a SQL Server 2008 book for a while now for MS Press.  I learned today that you can get a free e-Book with excerpts from this book from the Microsoft SQL Server Learning Portal : Peter has already written several...
  • Blog Post: Triple Launch 2008 - Mark your Calendars!

    Here are the currently known dates for the Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Launch Events in South Central District: March 6 - Baton Rouge, LA March 20 - Houston, TX April 8 - Dallas, TX April 10 - San Antonio, TX This info was taken from the registration...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 November CTP Released Today

    Wow - today seems to be the day for product updates...  If you're following the story of SQL Server 2008 (formerly codename "Katmai") you'll be pleased to know that a new update was released today on Microsoft Downloads ! Technorati Tags: SQL Server , Katmai , SQL2K8 , SQL08
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ZendCon/PHP Announcements

    Microsoft and Zend announced this morning at the Zend/PHP Conference in San Francisco a couple of new initiatives that PHP and Windows developers will find interesting: First, Zend and Microsoft announced they will continue work on FastCGI and scalable PHP hosting on Windows Servers.  Specifically...
  • Blog Post: Houston TechFest 2007

    Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest . Brad Abrams , GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more) will be presenting a keynote address, and yours...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Books Online

    For those of you who do work with SQL Server, and have either SQL Server Express or don't have the client installed, here's a link to download the SQL Server BOL independent of the SQL Server Management Studio. del.icio.us Tags: SQL Server
  • Blog Post: Get your copy of SQL Server 2008 June CTP

    https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395 Make sure that you register first on Connect , or the downloads listed there won't work.
  • Blog Post: The Next Release of SQL Server...

    If you're not attending TechEd, and are interested in learning more about the next version of SQL Server, check this out TechNet Webcast: The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Overview (Level 200) Monday, June 4, 2007 12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. Pacific Time
  • Blog Post: Bill Vaughn at the New Orleans .NET User Group

    For those of you in the Greater New Orleans area, the GNODNUG (that's Greater New Orleans .NET User Group), in association with INETA and the Louisiana Technology Council have invited William (Bill) Vaughn to speak at their next user group meeting, scheduled for April 23rd at the Louisiana Technology...
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