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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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    PNWSQL User Group

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    Do you live in the Pacific Northwest? If so, I'll be presenting at the next meeting of the PNWSQL user group. Yes, this is a gratuitous plug! Here's more information: http://groups.msn.com/pnwsql/nextmeetinginfo.msnw
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    SQL Server 2008 June CTP, Declarative Management LiveMeeting

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    Today I presented a LiveMeeting on the Declarative Management features in the SQL Server 2008 June CTP. It should be posted shortly and is accessible here .
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    Windows Live Writer

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    Do we really need another utility to write blog entries? I don't know the answer to that question. I do know that other people seem to think so. Hence the latest edition to pack: Windows Live Writer. It's currently in Beta and can be downloaded from here...
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    Declarative Management: Behind Enforce

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    The new policy-based admin feature (Declarative Management) in SQL Server 2008 (code-named Katmai) can keep many aspects of the system from falling out of compliance. Some questions that come up are: "how does this work?" and "how come everything can...
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    Steve Jones on TechEd2007 and SQL2K8 Manageability Features

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    @ TechEd 2007 I presented an overview session on new manageability features in SQL Server 2008. SQL Server Central's Steve Jones blogged about the session. Steve provides a pretty accurate account of the session (thanks Steve). This is mostly a straight...
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    SQL Server 2008 June CTP Bug

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    There is a bug in the SQL Server 2008 June CTP that causes Declarative Management to be inoperable. The fix is very simple. Launch a command line and run the following command: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bin\sn.exe -Vr Microsoft...
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    SQL Server 2008 – June 2007 CTP

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    Yes, you read the title correctly, SQL Server 2008. Today @ TechEd we announced the official name for the next release of SQL Server. Previously it was referred to under the codename Katmai, no longer. Some have asked why we announced the name so far...
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    TechEd 2007: Kick-off

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    TechEd 2007 (6/3-6/7 in Orlando, FL) is going to be an exciting event for SQL Server. The next release of SQL Server, codenamed Katmai, will have a big presence with several sessions covering features that will show up in the release. I for one am conducting...
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