Euan Garden's BLOG

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May, 2005

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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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    Wanna play with SQL Server 2005?

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    But don’t know how to get bits or concerned about “dirtying” a machine? Look no further than the online hands on labs , how cool is this. Of there is still something to be concerned about, there is so much new fun stuff in SQL 2005...
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    New SQL Server MSDN Forums are live

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    http://forums.microsoft.com/msd n/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=19 Along with Visual Studio we are adding the option of support of the CTP program via Web Based forums in addition to the traditional newsgroups, we’d love to hear any feedback on the...
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    SQL Server Roadshow - SF

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    A couple of weeks ago I popped down to San Fransisco for the day to visit one of the Get ready for SQL Server 2005 Roadshows, I thought it was a great day, hopefully all the attendees did as well. There was some great material presented by the folks from...
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    TechEd Keynote Day 2

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    I’m posting while I can as we have been having some challenges with the blog server for the last few days. I’ve spent a bunch of time with Donald and Tom the last few days as we work on the SQL Server components of the demos for Paul Flessner’s...
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    A plethora of Service Packs

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    Does 2 count as a plethora? We released SQL Server 2000 SP4 this morning, Michael Rys has some good info on the changes in the XML world, the big hitter is that we now support SP4 running in the WOW on x86 machines! In case you missed it last week...
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    Some v.cool posts from the SSIS Team

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    Using Infopath as a Source in SSIS Using http (as opposed to FTP) to GET files
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    PDC: Data and Systems Track

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    WOW things are busy these days. We just shipped SP4 of SQL 2000, we are working on the next CTP for SQL Server 2005. I am personally freaking out about my 3 sesssions at TechEd (US and Europe) not being ready yet. For my sins Tom Rizzo managed to...
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    SQL Server TechCenter Launch

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    This internal mail just in from our Content Architect for SQL Server. Personally I think the browse by task is pretty cool. The SQL Server site on TechNet has been republished as a TechCenter: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/default...
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