Euan Garden's BLOG

Life, the Universe, MS, VS, Testing and SQL Server

November, 2004

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About Euan Garden's BLOG

My Name is Euan Garden, I am currently an Architect on Visual Studio Team System (I was previously the Group Program Manager for Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers), prior to this position I worked extensively as a member of the SQL Server Product Team undertaking the following roles; Program Manager for DTS, Product Unit Manager for SQL Tools, Group Program Manager on the SQL Server Strategy and Architecture Team.

Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in a series of Software Engineering positions in the UK. I hold a Bsc in Computer Science from the The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland (my home town).

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    Star Wars, How Geeky are you?

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    If the answer is not very, stop reading now. I downloaded the new trailer for Episode III tonight and I was very impressed I REALLY liked the trailer and the way it ties together all 6 films, the film itself also looks like its going to be great A few...
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    Nice Overview of some of the new Tools and features in SQL2005

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    Bill Ramos, the PM for Management Studio, XM and a bunch of other stuff found this sample book chapter today, its got good coverage of the new features in the tools. The authors obviously have some good inside contacts, the screen shots mostly refer to...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 5

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    It has been a fun weekend relaxing in Aberdeen, back to doing some "work" today. I went to speak at my old University . I spent time in the morning speaking with the first years on the Comp Sci course about all the different things, including working...
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    Scoble returns to SQL Server Town(updated)

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    Robert Scoble was back in Bldg 35 today for a flying visit. He asked to come for a tour of the building for Channel9 and so we obliged. He asked for it to be as geeky as possible so I think we managed that, he spent a couple of hours wandering the halls...
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    New Toys, A Classic moment of MS Geekness

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    As I said earlier Scoble came to visit today. One of the things we showed him was one of the HP Superdomes we have in the SQL Server OEM lab. Now Scoble has seen one before in the EEC , but ours also has 2,500 18GB disks attached to it, so even he was...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 1

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    I'm currently sat in the sunny (NOT) MS UK Office in Reading. I'm over in Europe for 2 weeks talking with customers, partners and speaking at various user groups and conferences in the UK and in Copenhagen. Spent this morning recovering from jet lag before...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 2

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    Did not quite manage to do a live update after yesterday but I am only a day behind which is good for me :-) Yesterday was a going to be a full day in the Microsoft UK Reading Office, known by the locals as TVP(Thames Valley Park) I was going to start...
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    PSS Labs from PASS

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    For the last couple of years at PASS we have had some of our top Escalation Engineers from Product Support for SQL Server come to PASS and work with attendees at troubleshooting, getting an insight into our techniques and processes. These are now available...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 4

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    Another early start today, I was in TVP for 9 ready to speak at the UK Developers Group , which doesn't start till 10, ooops. Oh well I managed to get changed into my excellent Lime Green User Group shirt with the extra time, and also snag my second Sausage...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 3

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    Today was a shorter day than yesterday(good job really as I am still recovering form Bronchitis and 2 12 hr days in a row is bound to have a bad effect). I went into the city of london for a meeting at the Centre Point CBI Conference Centre, for the initial...
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    Blogging a fresh

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    As with a load of other folks from MS and SQL I am gravitating towards this new blog on MSDN, my old one can be found over here , I might move some of the more fun posts over but I suspect I'll forget/run out of time/come up with a really bad excuse.
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 7 - IT Forum Party

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    Normally I would not post about the party aspects of a conference to try and maintain the facade that I have been working my a** off, however last nights attendee party was so impressive that its worth blogging about, in particular the concert aspect...
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    Euro Road Trip Pt 6 - IT Forum, Travel and SQL Server

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    Trying to make the titles a little more interesting :-) Well I finally made it to Copenhagen but it was a very entertaining, we were late leaving Aberdeen which means we missed the connection to Copenhagen in Stavanger, about 10 of us were on the plane...
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    Life in the post Yukon world

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    Yes I know its hard to believe there will be a release of SQL Server after SQL Server 2005 but we are continuing to do some of the up front thinking and planning we need to get a jump start. As part of this Tim is running a new survey, check it out here...
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