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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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    Manageability Presentation from the SQL2K8 Launch

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    Several people have asked me for the presentation Praveen and I used for the Manageability session @ the SQL2K8 Launch event last month in LA. A version of the presentation is available on the DVD that all launch attendees received. However, the version...
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    Getting Started with PowerShell

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    The February CTP for SQL2K8 included first class support for PowerShell. Many people have ask how they can get started with PowerShell - not just using PowerShell to interact with SQL Server but just using PowerShell in general. PowerShell was a wealth...
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    SQL2K8 Policy-Based Management Interview on TechNet

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    I recently sat down with Joey Snow over at TechNet to discuss Policy-Based Management. You can watch the video here .
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    Policy History Table Exception Columns

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    I was recently asked what the exception_message and exception columns in the msdb.dbo.syspolicy_policy_execution_history_internal table are used for. There are situations where the policy evaluate can throw an exception. For example, if the policy references...
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    More PowerShell

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    Check out this blog entry for BgShell a new PowerShell host. I'm just amazed at the endless possibility PowerShell provides. I haven't pulled this down yet, but I could imagine using it to automate common daily tasks. The problem I encounter is I don...
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    New Podcast for the Real-world DBA

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    Buck Woody, a PM on my team, has launched a new weekly Podcast entitled "Real-World DBA". You can find out more information at his Blog . Here's a link to the first episode . I encourage you to take a listen and provide feedback. This is not a marketing...
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