Euan Garden's BLOG

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June, 2006

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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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    I/O subsystem requirements for the tempdb database

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    I've been catching up on my KB reading , I was prompted to go read this article by Robert Dorr, one of our Escalation Engineers. He was answering a question on one of our internal alias's (dbtalk) asking about using Solid State Disks for tempdb.
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    Paul Randal (Mr DBCC) is now blogging

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    Paul is the Lead PM for the SQL Server Storage Engine and is formerly the dev lead for Access Methods, some good stuff in here already, his cabanna talk should be fun, thats almost worthy of a mythbuster!
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    FAQ: When does mainstream support end for SQL Server 2000?

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    Thanks to Peter Kalbach internally for this link . Now you will have to be on SP4 for this to be the case as support for SP3a is being retired on July 11 this year. The internal question was driven by this blog link which is obviously wrong based on...
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    New Forum, Disaster Recovery and Availability

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    If you have not been over in the MSDN forums for a while I highly recomend them, the traffic has really been picking up on SQL Server recently. The folks in the SQL Engine Team have started a new forum on Disaster Recovery and Availability . With the...
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    Migration CTPs

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    When we first released the Oracle Migration Assistant we had a ton of requests for other platforms. The first was for Access migration, the challenge here is that Access includes an upsizing tool but it is not always viable, the latest version of Access...
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    The Game is afoot...Made in Express Contest is down to the final 12

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    Twelve Finalists Announced in $10,000 Made in Express Contest What do an all terrain self-maneuverable robot, an instant IM translator, and a curmudgeon chat bot all have in common? Answer – they are all being built by finalists in the Made In Express...
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    RC Aircraft Skills - Amazing

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    Its been a VERY long time since I've had a non work related post, especially a flying related one, this is a cracker to start with. If you have ever tried to fly an RC aircraft you will realise just how amazing this guy's skills are, if you have not then...
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    Tech Ed SQL Goodies

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    Data Dude CTP bits can be got here , its an .img file which I a cd image, hence needs either exploded or burnt to cd before installing. I have been playing with this a lot the last few days and I am very impressed with the schema diff which I have been...
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    The future of Data Access/Programability

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    When Paul starting talking about Microsofts vision for data a while back one of the key pillars was built around the next evolution of data programmability, however there was not much info at the time. We've now released these 2 whitepapers that discuss...
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    FAQ: Do I have to have a named SQL Express instance to use Data Dude?

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    No And now the explanation. I have seen a fair number of folks having problems getting data dude running because by default it looks for a named instance of SQL Express. (I actually hit this myself when I started playing with it but I was lucky enough...
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    SQL Server 2005/2000 JDBC v1.1 CTP

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    Can be found here . Why is this especially interesting? well it includes the following; Bug fixes from the community feedback on the previous CTP Integrated Auth support(probably THE most requested feature) Client Failover support IBM...
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