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  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    SQL 2000 Service Pack 4 Released

    Since lots of VB application access SQL Server for their data store I thought it was worth wild to point out the SP4 was release for SQL Server today. You can download it here . Some highlevel information about the changes: SQL Server 2000 SP4:...
  • SpankyJ

    Flipping bits on managed images to make them load with the right bitness...

    In a number of blog entries I have discussed how on 64-bit machines .Net applications can run as either 32-bit or 64-bit processes depending on how the exe is produced. Generally it is highly recommended that developers use the compiler options provided...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    New links section for whitepapers

    I have added a new section under my links that points to useful whitepapers dealing with XQuery and/or XML inside SQL Server 2005. These articles contain a lot of useful details on the system and I would recommend that everyone using (or planning on using...

    Web Services from WSDL

    You've probably already seen this demo'd (I have), but I had the first opportunity to do this myself. And it is oh-so-cool. Using VS Team Edition for Architects, create a new distributed app diagram. Simple enough. Add a web service to it. Piece...
  • Jeff Papiez - SQL Server Test Developer

    What am I doing now?

    A few things have changed since I blogged last. I've changed managers (though on the same team), and I'm working with a new product, SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor. I own testing for the Upgrade Advisor engine and Report Viewer UI. I'll also own the...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    Free Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta2 Training Event!

    When: June 2nd 2005, 8:00AM - 4:00PM Where: The Summit Center on 4th Street, Fairmont Hotel, 88 South 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Registration: Registration is free. However, seating is limited so please use the following link to secure your spot today and enter course code: 303809 or click on Contacts: Anand Iyer, Ashwin Karuhatty ashwi...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Goodbye, Seoul

    The world's first production deployment of SQL Server 2000 on a 64-way, 64-bit machine was a success. I've had a fantastic time here in Seoul -- both working and after-hours. The food has been great, the people wonderful, and the weather Spring-like....
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Good Introduction to Using XML in SQL Server 2005

    I just reviewed the web cast of a presentation given by one of our program managers here in the SQL Server XML team. It gives a good overview of the various features of our native XML data type, including insertion, indexing, DML and schema binding. If...
  • Hirlpoo West

    New customer

    I just got assigned a new customer yesterday, which is pretty cool. My account load has been less than full time as of late, so some additional work is definitely welcome these days. Since Channel 9 isn’t planning on stopping by anytime soon, I’ve...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing audio CDs, part 11 - Why isn't my sample ready for prime time?

    As I mentioned in my previous post , the code I've provided will play back audio CDs. But it's not ready for prime time yet. There are four major problems with the code. First off, the error handling isn't 100% up-to-snuff. In particular, there...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Software design talk: Do you mean methods or operations?

    Clearness and vagueness, precision and ambiguity are important concepts in software design in general; these are especially valuable when talking about computations at different levels of abstraction. The trick is to choose the concepts that match the...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Judging Update

    Thanks for submitting your reports. The judges are VERY impressed with the high quality of submissions. We are nearing completion of the judging - we hope that by end of day today, we would have been able to identify the 30 finalists. As soon as we...
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