Dan's Blog

I am Principal Program Manager at Microsoft leading the Business Platform Division's (BPD) community team. BPD includes SQL Server, SQL Azure, BizTalk, AppFabric, and other technologies and services.
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    Custom Reports in SQL Server 2005 SP2

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    We introduced a cool new feature in SP2 of SQL Server 2005 that lets users access their own reports from within Management Studio. This adds tremendous value to the environment letting users create custom views. People have started using this feature...
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    There’s more To Measuring Security than the Number of Vulnerabilities…

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    Is there really more to measuring security than the number of vulnerabilities? That's what Oracle and some analysts would like you to believe. Don't believe me? Read this: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId...
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    Oracle Security Once Again in the Spotlight

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    I've posted several times about Oracle and its effort to produce a more secure database product. Today I received a couple of emails on this very topic. First is this one: http://www.databasesecurity.com/dbsec/comparison.pdf . There are two points from...
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    Improving SQL Server Books Online

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    Check out Simon's blog about Books Online . SQL Server Books Online (BOL) is a treasure of information. But it isn't always correct or complete. You can help fix this. Your BOL feedback is reviewed by the SQL Server technical writing staff and incorporated...
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    Naming Conventions

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    This article on naming conventions - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/bknight/2687.asp - provides excellent best practice for naming database objects. Do you (or your company) have a set of naming standards that you follow? If so, I'd love it...
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    SQLServer 2005 SP2 CTP

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    SQL Server 2005 SP2 CTP is here! You can find out the details here: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/ctp.mspx . I'm super excited about this SP – I know I know you're thinking this guy needs to get out more often if an SP gets him excited. When you see all...
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