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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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    Where Did The Surface Area Configuration Tool Go?

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    In CTP5 we removed the Surface Area Configuration Tool (SACT). The main use of the tool is to enable remote connections for the Database Engine. To enable remote connections this sans SACT do the following: Launch SQL Server Configuration Manager Expand...
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    DMF: What's New In The November CTP

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    Now that the November CTP is released let's take a look at the new capabilities in DMF. The first thing you'll probably notice is the Policy dialog received a facelift. We spent some focused time on the GUI to fine tune it and make it more user friendly...
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    1.5M DB Servers Have No Firewall

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    I saw this article this morning and my jaw hit the ground. The gist of it is David Litchfield, managing director or NGSSoftware, has concluded there are roughly 1.5M database servers accessible from the Internet with no firewall. Furthermore a great number...
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    SQL2K8 November CTP

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    The latest SQL2K8 CTP is finally available. Download it here . This CTP contains a ton of work. Here's the not so brief list of areas. You can read the details in the " What's new " doc for the November CTP. Data Collection and Performance Warehouse for...
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    SQL Server 2008 November CTP Is Here

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    Or should I say it's finally here? You can download it here .
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    VS 2005 Support for SQL2K8 - CTP

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    The Visual Studio team has just released a CTP for Visual Studio 2005 which adds support for SQL Server 2008. You can download the VS CTP here . Here's some addition information from the download page: This CTP resolves a problem that when you try to...
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    Using the Right Tool

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    Simon's (a SQL Server MVP) recent blog post prompted me to write this posting. Simon raises the issue that many of the items submitted to MS Connect aren't really bugs but are rather requests for help. These requests would be better served if they were...
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