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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    How you can help in the search for Jim Gray

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    Friends, For those of you living in the Bay Area, the Microsoft community, or the database community you've probably already heard much about Jim Gray's disappearance. For those of you that have not here are several news stories about it: News...
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    Vista Gadgets for the DBA

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    I've been using Vista for a while now but haven't ventured in to the land of the sidebar and gadgets. There are some interesting (read obvious) ones out there like stocks quotes, traffic, music, etc. But I've yet to see one where I've felt I couldn't...
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    Maintenance Plans in SQL2K5 SP2

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    If you use Maintenance Plans and have upgraded or plan to update to SQL2K5 SP2 you need to read this blog post .
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    Does CTP == Reimage?

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    Since we started doing CTP with the prerelease of SQL Server 2005 I've been a huge fan. It allows the product team to get a build of the product in the hands of users quicker and more often. It means the feedback loop from user to product group is shorter...
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    SQL Server 2005 SP2 RTM

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    This morning we announced availability of SQL Server 2005 SP2. You can download it here . SP2 is an amazing release and I encourage you to download it immediately. Some of the highlights from my area (management tools) include: custom reporting in Management...
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    Is a Newspaper Cool?

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    I've posted before about my never ending dislike for the horrific MS Office dinosaur ads. One of the best things about the release of Office 2007 will be the dinosaurs will finally be laid to rest – at least I hope they will. Now I must move on to my...
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    SQL Server Team Blogs

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    Looking for an interesting blog by a member of the SQL Server team? Paul Randal has assembled a list of blogs run by members of the SQL Server team.
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