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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    The SQLPS Firestorm

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    Within the PowerShell community there's a firestorm raging over SQLPS.exe our mini-shell that we're introducing in SQL2K8. In his blog Michiel does a good job explaining the mini-shell and provides a script you can use to register the SQL Server provider...
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    The New SQL Server Branding

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    When it comes to branding and images I'm incredibly critical. IMHO or is that IMCO (In My Critical Opinion) the new SQL Server Branding is fantastic. It is much better than the orange blocks found in the SQL2K5 branding - yuck! My understanding is it...
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    The SQLPS Firestorm Part Duex

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    On the PowerShell team's blog Architect Jeffrey Snover addresses the recent firestorm on SQLPS. BTW: he was a lot nicer about the engagement model than I would have been. I do want all feedback, positive and critical. Just make it constructive. Getting...
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    Guarding Against SQL Injection

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    Securing the database is only part of the security equation, a very important part, but still not the entire picture. DBAs need to educate their developer counterparts on developing secure applications which access the data tier. I would go as far as...
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    PowerShell Resources

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      SQL Server Books Online PowerShell Overview SQL Server PowerShell Help SQL Server Learning PowerShell PowerShell Team MSDN PowerShell Site PowerShell Team Blog Cheat Sheet (This is Great!) Books Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette Windows...
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    SQL Server 2008 RC0

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    RC0 (as in Release Candidate 0) of SQL Server 2008 has been released. You can access it here . In addition the RC0 of the Feature Pack is available here .
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    TechEd 2008 is Done!

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    I'm writing this on the plane from Orlando back to Seattle. I have lots of thoughts on TechEd that I'll try to get through before I run out of battery or the guy in front of me snaps my laptop display. I also want to answer a few of the questions that...
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