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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    SQL Server Code Name “Denali” – Supported OSes and Upgrade Paths

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    We are looking for feedback on three items for SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. First, are the supported OSes . Second, are the supported upgrade paths . Third, is the way the installer handles unsupported OSes and upgrade paths . Specifically we want to...
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    MVPs: Evangelists in Sheep’s Clothing?

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    I was recently talking to a co-worker and I characterized MVPs as evangelists, among other things. I got a very strong reaction - negative. I know full well this posting is going to rub some MVPs the wrong way – like petting a cat against the grain! However...
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    Forgot Your Password?

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    I’ve seen three basic patterns for handling forgotten web site passwords: Send a change password link to the email address on file Ask one or more challenge questions (or personal information) to unlock the change password screen Send the password, in...
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    Pilot Projects

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    I spent the first eight years of my career in enterprise IT for a Fortune 15 company. Back then IT was a vibrant work environment. Money was flowing into IT to fund resources, software, hardware and vendors. Today it’s a different story. The mantra for...
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