Euan Garden's BLOG

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June, 2005

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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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    Web link roundup

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    We have been announcing so much stuff recently that I am losing track, here is a summary of some of the newer stuff, or stuff that got pushed below the newer stuff that I think is cool. Web Casts TechNet SQL BI webcasts General TechNet SQL...
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    Beta of the new SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver available

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    http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2005/jdbc.mspx
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    Video Diary Completed

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    I had some challenges with the final clips for http://mssql.members.winisp.net but all the clips of the team are there now. We’ll probably tear down the streaming server in a month but you’ll be able to download clips for the duration. Highlights include...
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    Take part in the SSB Challenges

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    Rushi has started a series of challenges around SSB . The first one is up… Oh and if you have ideas for others please send em in.
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    SQL Server 64 bit Demos from WinHEC

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    I did not realise we had put the video of this live , very cool. The demos show 32bit vs 64 bit SSIS and then 32 bit vs 64bit SQL failing over. Francois did a slightly different version of the same demo at TechEd , except we had the battlebot come...
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    Is PDC worth it?

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    Interesting post here . Its a very fair question to ask. I’ve been more closely involved in PDC planning this year than ever before, especially the content planning. The team has been very aware of some of the well made points in the post and comments...
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    TechEd and Creativity

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    This year as always was another year at TechEd when I once more had my belief that Software/IT is as much art as science. Some of the booths looked really impressive(racing cars, rock climbing walls, canoes, parrot hats,…) some of the giveaways and...
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    TechEd Day 2 - Paul Flessners Keynote

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    What can I say but WOW!!! But then I am bias. Paul started with some computing/systems history and then moved onto our vision for connected systems. He then went on to describe some of the features of SQL Server 2005, VS 2005 and Biztalk...
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    Next round of the video diary

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    Looks like I am runing about a day behind(all of a sudden I have a lot of sympathy for the Channel9 guys). I am currently uploading day 2, there is about 70MB and its going to take several hours so I’ll flip the switch in the morning. I made...
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    Did you miss this in SteveB's keynote?

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    We have launched Microsoft Update Service and also Windows Server Update Services. Why is this important to SQL Server customers? You will now be able to get SQL Server patches via a Windows Update like system. WSUS allows corps to control this rather...
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    TechEd Excitement!

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    Went through some walkthroughs with Dan Winn, Michael Raheem and Christian Kleinerman today for our sessions at TechEd on Monday and Tuesday. I’m excited, looks like we have sneaked up to 7 slides (our goal was 5 or less so we could spend more time on...
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    Sneak Peak?

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    If you are at Tech Ed, ask Michiel Wories for a peak at his Mercury prototype…
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    Mike Tuchen(GM of SQL Server Marketing) has been PodCasted!

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2005/06/04/425295.aspx
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    Geek Eye for the Tech Ed Guy

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    Brian Welcker the GPM for Reporting Services has evolved into a form of Geek Eye for the TechEd Guy fashion advisor. We have a couple of clips of him up on http://mssql.members.winisp.net and I am currently encoding 2 more. Brian is a man with such...
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    Day 0 at TechEd, SQL Server Video Diary

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    Well I made it, I won’t bore everyone with my nightmare trip but I got in on Saturday along with 30 some other MS employees on the same flight. I spent this morning at the RD Summit talking about SQL2005 and most of this afternoon has been spent orientating...
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    TechEd Day 1

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    Soooooooo much to blog and so little time. As I type this the first round of Day 1 videos are being uploaded on http://mssql.members.winisp.net . There are some really cool ones including a roundtable of PMs, another of the Marketing team, a great...
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    XML Showplan and SQLCLR

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    We are producing sooo much material on SQL Server 2005 these days its hard to keep up. I was trying to solve a perf problem using DMVs and XML Showplan when I came across this
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    TechEd Day 2 - Personal Note

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    I’m wimping out of the video stuff, I have a 10:15 session and its been a long week(all 3 days of it so far!) I have time tomorrow to get the next clips up there.
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    How big is Tech Ed?

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    Well I am actually impressed this year that the conference seems to be a lot denser than in the past, something my knees are appreciating, however it always intrigued me as at how far I walk at one of these things. Well I should wonder no more, we...
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    PDC Registration is LIVE!!! Get it while its hot

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc ,
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    The finalizer has a web site

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    The star of Paul's keynote (after Donald) was the .NetCF powered battlebot. It has its own web site
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