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    FILESTREAM, Windows Vista and you.

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    I won't complain about yet-another-configuration-stored-procedure, since I hold out hope that managing FILESTREAM's status at the server level will be rolled into sp_configure or DDL before RTM... but this is me not holding my breath. *sigh* Anyway, if...
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    Want free SQL Server 2008 e-learning?

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    I've been out of pocket for almost a month now, but I'm catching up on email (while all 6GB of Visual Studio 2008 Team System install on my shiny new PC). I'm sure others have blogged it, but in case you missed it and you, too, still want free SQL Server...
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    Sun makes database play! Is MySQL worth $1B?

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    Now don't that take the rag off'n the bush? Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to buy open-source software maker MySQL AB for $1 billion, and said its fiscal second-quarter net income nearly doubled on boosted margins, according to preliminary results....
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    How do I use Feature X in SQL Server?

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    Buck's got a great point about how SQL Server's development themes are managed from the top down: It isn't a matter of thinking up single features or changes to the product, it's a cohesive direction we all want to go. Carpe Datum : Why on earth are you...
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    Belated happy annibirthary, SQL Server.

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    I always seem to miss birthdays and anniversaries. *sigh* Not sure whether to call this one a birthday or an anniversary. Maybe the anniversary of prenatal announcement? Or was this back when nobody announced a product until it was done. (Did that ever...
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    I'm not the only one! Poor lil' guy...

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    Although he probably won't live as long as I do, I still feel a little sad for the poor fellow. "I won’t tell you what I actually do now on Microsoft.com. It’s too embarrassing." The Lone Server @ Microsoft.com Not. What a whiner...
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    Hi, Mom! (And everybody else.)

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    "So, what do you do?" It's a common enough question, right? Usually immediately subsequent to "Where do you work?" People ask it to break the ice. They ask it because they're interested. They ask it because they can't believe somebody...
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    Big brother (or SkyNet) is coming... to a PC near you.

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    I loved the book 1984 , even though it was almost 1984 by the time I read it. The fact that the date was around the corner and technology wasn't anywhere close kind of took the punch out of the story. I guess it didn't scare me the way it scared "previous...
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    64-bit Zune player! Nice.

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    Have to see if the Mass Effect soundtrack sounds any better through x64 goodness... Shiny! Zune Software - Download (Zune.net) Notice how I ignored the Valentine's Day tie-in ? After ~16 years of marriage, who needs that aggravation? The Master Chief...
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    SQL Server gurus! Get connected to CodePlex.

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    First off, CodePlex is looking for developers. That seems like the best way to get plugged in. Heh. I have a vested interest in seeing you top-notch coders working on CodePlex. I know several great coders out there; you know who you are, so apply! More...
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    No. Yes. Zune!

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    As if I have to answer, but... Every dumb yuppie poser has an iPod. Your parents and grandparents have iPods. Do you really want to be like them? Or are you a rebel, a hipster, the first on your block to have something different? Zune's New Tune (Forbes...
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    Not quite a chocolate factory, but...

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (either version, since I skipped the remake) was never really my speed: no big explosions, no massive firefights or lightsaber duels, no well-choreographed martial arts scenes, nothing but the illusion of candy to keep...
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    Souvenirs

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    Bobbie was sure right about the best laid schemes and a' that. I certainly felt about mouse-sized towing a 5x8 trailer in my two-wheel drive minivan crawling through the Rocky Mountains this time! So much for blogging the move from Houston to Redmond...
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    Inquiring transplants want to know, too: Who ordered snow?

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    When I was interviewing, everybody kept telling me how it *wink* almost never snows here. *wink* Uh-huh. Sure. Seen it twice already since we moved. Must be global warming. "Schools running late but not work." Steve Clayton: Geek In Disguise...
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    More upcoming webcasts

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    If you're intrigued by data mining or wonder how your SQL Server certifications will be affected, these are for you: TechNet Webcast: Mastering Time Series Prediction with SQL Server 2008 Data Mining (Level 300) , Thursday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pacific...
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    Connected Home's 3-part Series on WHS and more...

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    Got my copy of WHS last week and I'm hoping to make time to stand it up this week; I'm sure that I'll want to remember these links later when that happens. Heh. Coming Home to Windows Home Server, Part 1 A new column begins, focusing on Microsoft's highly...
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    Alien? No way. Blade Runner was far better.

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    MSN's Cadillac of... promotion offers three choices for "best science fiction movie": Alien 2001: A Space Odyssey Blade Runner I'm not even sure why 2001 is on that list. Must be a nod to the geriatric crowd, eh? (Just kiddink!) Alien seems...
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    Upcoming SQL webcasts and virtual events (January 2008)

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    Some random virtual things that you might care about (I do): Get Ready for SQL Server 2008 Virtual Event (sponsored by SQL PASS et al) Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time MSDN Webcast: Optimizing Online, Enabling Offline with SQL Server...
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    January is Windows Server 2008 High Availability Month

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    If you've been meaning to ramp up on Windows Server 2008 clustering, but haven't made the lab time yet, here's the easy way to do it... Virtual Lab Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover Clustering January Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Building High Availability...
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    Fun with software bugs in GPS units.

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    I'm sure it didn't tell him to stop and leave the car there, but... A computer consultant driving a rental car drove onto train tracks Wednesday using the instructions his GPS unit gave him. Man using GPS drives in front of train (Yahoo! News) Sometimes...
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    Nominate your SQL Server wins for the 2008 TDWI Best Practices Awards!

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    Vote early and often for your favorite implementations on your favorite platform! (Hint: your favorite platform is SQL Server.) Have you completed a data warehouse or business intelligence implementation that you think other organizations could learn...
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    In case you need help justifying a Home Server of your own...

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    I have it on good authority that sometimes humor will help get forgiveness when you failed to get permission. Mommy, why is there a server in the house? Heh. Let me know if it works for you...
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    LCD Panels are sooo yesterday...

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    Since I had lasik done, I haven't missed my contacts a bit... but I might be willing to put them back in my eyes if it means better resolution, image quality and portability than this enormous pair of LCD panels on my desk. Adding displays directly onto...
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    Internet vigilante justice?

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    I'm not advocating mob justice generally; however, this is the *only* case in which I can remember the media even coming close to a retraction of it's horribly biased, agenda-based drivel. "They" put up unresearched stories full of unnecessary...
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    Wow. A first time for everything...

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    I've had the Halo 3-branded Zune since the first day of their public availability... It's been what, seven, eight months now? More? I still remember when the delivery guy dropped it off at the front door. Doesn't seem that long ago. I thought I'd found...
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