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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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    Microsoft Connect Feedback

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    Does the feedback mechanism on Microsoft Connect really work? By "work" I mean is customer feedback changing the product? From my perspective it's too early to make the call. In SQL2K5 SP2 we tried to address the top issues submitted through connect ...
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    SQL Server 2008 to Launch on 2/27/2008

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    Today at the Worldwide Partner Conference we announced that SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008 will launch together at an event in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2008. SQL Server 2008 can be expected to release in Q2...
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    SQL Server 2008 July CTP

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    The July CTP for SQL Server 2008 is no available here . To see what's new in the CTP go here . Download it, start using it and submit your feedback here .
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    DMF for your Car

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    @ Tech Ed this year I opened my session talking about how cars have evolved. The analogy is as we don't tinker with our cars anymore the same is going to have to managing data environments - and DMF is part of the initial wave that'll make this happen...
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    Declarative Management Performance

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    There's an interesting thread on the MSDN forums regarding DMF performance or more accurately the overhead of having policies on the system. If you're interesting in using policies on your system and have thoughts on an acceptable overhead go post your...
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    SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer

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    The Best Practices Analyzer for SQL Server 2005 is now available. It's available for public download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DA0531E4-E94C-4991-82FA-F0E3FBD05E63&displaylang=en
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    MS Connect Feedback Part 2

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    Thanks for the great comments. Great in that you took the time to provide them. Not great in what they say about Connect. I was surprised by the feedback - but maybe I shouldn't have been. This prompted me take a very quick look at some SQL2K5 SP2 data...
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