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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Launch Events in March

    I got asked yesterday when we are having our launch events for Visual Studio 2008, SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008, so I thought I should put the current dates out so you can pencil them in. We are going to be visiting Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as follows: Christchurch - March 11 Wellington...
  • Blog Post: Whats new in SQL 2008?

    I had an email today that had a link to some "Whats new in SQL 2008" eLearning resources in it. These are Virtual Machine based learning, so you dont have to install SQL on your own machine to do it. There are three course: Clinic 6188: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Enterprise Data Platform...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server for PHP driver CTP released

    If you happen to be building sites in PHP and want to take advantage of SQL Server, we've just released a drive for SQL Server 2005 for use in PHP sites. This is not final code, but it is scheduled for release in February. In the meantime you can download the CTP of the driver and try it out And in good...
  • Blog Post: BootCamp 07 - November 3-4

    You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp - just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd ( Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server "Katmai" Spatial Extensions

    If you haven't heard, "Katmai" is the next version of SQL Server due out in the same time frame as Longhorn server. One of the very cool new peices of this product is the ability store spatial data. This will be great for Virtual Earth integration :-) More details in the press release here and in the...
  • Blog Post: SQL User Group Meeting tomorrow

    In case you missed the announcement tomorrow there is a SQL user group meeting in Wellington. The speaker is Patrick O'Keeffe from Quest Software in the States. Patrick is a good overseas speaker who has spoken at Tech Ed in Australia in the past. His title and abstract is: "Making Sense of your SQL...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Service pack 2 released - Vista devs rejoice!

    If you've been waiting for SQL Server 2005 to be released, well it is out now :-) When you install SQL Server 2005 on Vista, you'll be prompted to install Service pack 2 - only problem is that it hasn't been available - until today. You can download it here . I've taken to developing on Windows Server...
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