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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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    PowerShell vs. T-SQL or Why Did We Add PowerShell Support in SQL2K8

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    The following write-up was originally an email I sent to Allan White (SQL Server MVP) in the context of a discussion on PowerShell and some of the PowerShell community postings questioning why SQL Server needed PowerShell support @ all given the strength...
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    Where the Heck is DMO?

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    You've installed SQL Server 2008 on a clean machine and your vb script that uses DMO doesn't work. You're asking yourself: What the heck happened? Did those goofballs over @ MS hose me? Deprecation of DMO was announced in SQL Server 2005, but SQL Server...
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    SQL2K8 Express with Advanced Services and Express with Tools Now Available

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    Two Express editions came on-line today. Express with Advanced Services and Express with Tools. You can download them from the Microsoft Download site. Here are the links: SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services (ENU): http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Inside The SQL Server 2008 Shiproom on RTM Day

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    The Edge folks (namely Joey Snow) sat in on the SQL Server 2008 shiproom on the day we RTM'd. You can view the video here . A few interesting things to share. During a release shiproom happens every day. Each team across SQL sends at least one representative...
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    Now is the time for Connect!

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    Of course I'm referring to Microsoft Connect . Since we've released SQL2K8 we're now deep in the planning for the next release. I know for some of you (likely a lot of you) you are still learning the new functionality in SQL2K8 but now is the time to...
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    Installing SQL Server 2008

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    Our Customer Service and Support organization has a nice blog entry that discusses installing SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
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    Exploring New Releases

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    One of the things I like most about new releases of software products is exploring the new capabilities. The big features always make in to the read me and the major articles but there's always a bunch of smaller things that are really cool but don't...
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    Automating DBA Processes

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    This year @ TechEd I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Kevin Kline , Steve Jones , Buck Woody , and Allen White to discuss automating DBA tasks/processes. We discussed why automation is important and some of the technologies you can use to automate...
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    Microsoft Connect Resolution Reasons

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    In SQL Server we use Visual Studio Team System to track all of our work. There is a back-end integration between the Microsoft Connect site and our VSTS database. When an item is submitted through the Connect site it eventually flows to our VSTS database...
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