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  • Blog Post: Quick Tip: Installing SharePoint Farm with SQL Server 2012

    Today, I was trying to install SharePoint Farm on my computer with SQL Server 2012. Everything ran smoothly until I started the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. Initially, the wizard started smoothly, asked me DB Name and other details but suddenly while it was processing it threw an error...
  • Blog Post: Quickly energize your slow running SQL query

    Hello Friends, I am back with a new post after so many days. In the meantime I received a few emails from people across the globe asking me why I don’t write on my blogs any more. First of all I will like to thank people who see value in my work. Second, I regret I was unable to do it as I was a bit...
  • Blog Post: Did you Experience the NEW SQL Server 2008 R2 [Kilimanjaro]

    Kilimanjaro is now SQL Server 2008 R2. This is the next version of SQL Server 2008 that will give your organization a power steering to drive the Business Intelligence efforts much faster & focused in your organization. Why I say that it is the next version of SQL Server 2008 instead of “SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Performance Boost for SQL Queries – Filtered Index in SQL Server 2008

    SQL Server 2008 introduces an enhancement to the way the indexes are created which helps to get better performance from the same queries. This new little guy is known as ‘Filtered Index’. This is actually an Optimized Non-Clustered index which is well suited to cover the subset of data with in a table...
  • Blog Post: How to get the current time of any TimeZone in SQL Server 2008

    We create ASP.Net applications which is hosted at a Central Location say Seattle (USA) but the customers using the application are located all around the world and when they enter the transaction they want their local time to be considered but when we call the function GetDate() the SQL Server will take...
  • Blog Post: Easy Table Partitions with SQL Server 2008

    I am glad to see people realizing the value of SQL Server 2008 platform and they are happily migrating to the SQL Server 2008 platform. Thank you very much for visiting this article. In case if you are not on the MSDN blogs then I would request you to please visit my blog at http://blogs.msdn...
  • Blog Post: How to deploy SQL Server 2008 Express as a prerequisite with ClickOnce

    People often ask me how to deploy SQL Server 2008 Express with applications as a prerequisite with Visual Studio 2008. Most often this situation is encountered when people want to deploy applications using the ClickOnce or they want to build a MSI package with SQL Server 2008 using Visual Studio 2008...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Resource Governor - Part II

    Hi Friends, I was a bit caught up during these days so I could not update my blogs since a long time. Today again it is a weekend and I have some time so I am writing the article on Resource Governor Part II which is overdue since a long time. In my first post you would have seen what is the advantage...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Resource Governor - Part I

    Hi Friends, I am back with one more blog post on an interesting feature in SQL Server 2008. Today I was discussing about run away situations with my colleagues and I found that only few people read about this excellent feature available in SQL Server 2008 so just thought why not to blog about it. If...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Auditing

    Hi Friends, I am back again with one more blog post on SQL Server 2008 Auditing. As we all know that SQL Server 2008 is coming up with *Cool* enhancements that will help the End Users, DBAs, Developers in improving their productivity. Today I am going to blog about a feature which would be liked by people...
  • Blog Post: Policy-Based Management : SQL Server 2008

    NOTE: Declarative Management Framework has been renamed to Policy-Based Management so I just changed the Title of the article, the contents are unchanged. Hi, I am writing this post after somewhat long time … I hope you all are continuing with your learning on SQL Server 2008. Today I have some...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Change Data Capture - Part II

    Hi ! It's been a long time since I last updated my blog. To continue with the Change Data Capture feature of SQL Server 2008, this is new post that helps you to know how you can write your own stored procedures / functions to get the required data in the fashion you want, using the CDC functions provided...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Change Data Capture - Part I

    Hello everyone .. It's been a long time since I haven't blogged. So today being a weekend again I have some time for jotting down this blog. Writing gives me a great pleasure and since last few months I didn't get this pleasure to get in touch with you through my blogs. Today I am planning to write...
  • Blog Post: White Papers : SQL Server 2008

    Discover SQL Server 2008 through a variety of solution and technology-focused white papers.   General SQL Server 2008 Product Overview Microsoft SQL Server provides a policy-based system for managing one or more instances of SQL Server along with tools for performance monitoring, troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: FileStream Data Type : SQL Server 2008

    I am loving the enthusiasm that people have for SQL Server 2008. Everyday I come across many questions on SQL Server 2008, this shows that people are curious and I am pretty sure that people are regularly reading and learning SQL Server 2008 to know more about it and how it can help to improve their...
  • Blog Post: Table-valued Parameters - SQL Server 2008

    Hi... here is one more article on SQL Server 2008 Enhancements. In past we should have found it a bit difficult to pass numerous parameters to the T-SQL Statements or Functions or Stored Procedures. The approach we used to take is creating a Temporary Table on Demand and insert the values to the Temporary...
  • Blog Post: Scale up with SQL Server 2005 / SQL Server 2008 - NUMA

    This article is related to the NUMA (Non Uniform Memory Access) feature available with SQL Server. NUMA is a very useful feature to scale up the Server. Even before we discuss how SQL Server 2005 supports NUMA we have a few questions that needs to be addressed. A question that is frequently asked is...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - Enhancements in Date and Time Data Types

    I am finding SQL Server 2008 very exciting. Every day it's a new learning for me and my eyes glitter seeing the sweet surprises that SQL Server 2008 is bringing in for efficient data management. I like SQL Server because I realize that data is like the life blood for any business, any forecasting any...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 - HierarchyID - Part II

    Hi ! are you interested to know more about the HierarchyID then grab a bag of chips for yourself and read on. If you haven't read about the HierarchyID then it is recommended that go to my last post SQL Server 2008 - HierarchyID - Part I and read that first. HierarchyID is definitely a nice data type...
  • Blog Post: Data Compression with SQL Server 2005 SP2 and SQL Server 2008

    One of the very useful feature introduced in SQL Server 2005 SP2 and SQL Server 2008 is vardecimal data type. When the databases are growing every day it is a significant concern for the DBAs to use the storage space efficiently. Bigger the row size then bigger the backups will be, bigger the indexes...
  • Blog Post: How to dynamically display the Images in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Reports

    Customers like to have have personalization in the aplications they use. In ASP.Net we have master pages, themes etc. that does the job for us but the question for personalizing the reports still holds back. Most companies will like to add their logo on the top of the reports. Generally the reports look...
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