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Not so everyday professional doodles... from an Application Platform Solution Specialist, currently based in Microsoft Brisbane

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  • Blog Post: Presenting SQL Server 2005... in a cinema?

    A couple of weeks back, I had the chance to present in a cinema; actually, it was Golden Screen Cinemas @ 1 Utama . We held a day especially for our ISV community where they had the opportunity to here about current and new technology, and how it can be used to develop the next generation of their applications...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Books Online.. just keeps getting better!

    Everything you ever wanted to know about SQL Server 2005 is contained in Books Online (BOL). I think it's the best Microsoft server documentation that we've ever produced. And guess what? It just keeps getting better! :-). Make sure you download the latest update we just released at:- Download SQL...
  • Blog Post: Check out the SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

    I get lots of questions all the time about upgrading from SQL 7 or 2000 to 2005. I can tell everyone that so far most of my customers have gone through the process without incident. The product group really focussed on the upgrade scenerios with SQL Server 2005, and honestly, it shows; the whole process...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005: Peer-to-peer Replication in production on microsoft.com

    Replication is always a hot topic when I talk to customers about SQL Server. It's such a fundamental requirement, as we always need to ship our data around various instances of our databases in the datacenter. SQL Server 2005 introduces peer-to-peer replication features that we have used in our own site...
  • Blog Post: Performance tuning SQL Server 2005 (and other editions)

    So here's an all too common question about SQL Server performance tuning. How do I tune the overall server performance using "Priority Boost" or "Affinity Mask" or [insert system parameter here] . And you know what? The product group actually designed SQL Server to decrease what's been called the "Guru...
  • Blog Post: "Raise the Speed Limit: The need for 64-bit computing"... an event by Microsoft & HP

    It was great to present to all those that attended our special invite-only event, " Raise the Speed Limit: The need for 64-bit computing " at the Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. 64-bit, whether x64 or Itanium-based, is an important direction for the enterprise, offering freedom from 32-bit...
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