Musings on SQL Server Manageability

This is the personal blog of Richard Waymire, Program Manager for SQL Server's Management Platform team.

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Musings on SQL Server Manageability

Yes, I've moved from DataDude to the SQL Server Management Platform team.  I'm focusing on a variety of aspects of SQL Server Manageability, including SQL Server Agent, command line tools, and DMF.

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    Running as a non-admin user

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    We're still working on this, not sure how it'll come out in the end, but a couple notes. As a general principal, a good setup would be to do this: 1) Create a windows local group, for example, TSDataUsers. Add you and everyone else on the machine...
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    CTP5 is out

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    http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/6/8/b6888e6b-8305-4616-a2d1-a11953404b09/TeamDataCTP5.exe
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    Should I use SQL Server Express or Developer Edition for my DesignDB instance

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    Datadude requires a local instance of SQL Server to use to validate our project. We create transient (i.e. temporary) databases to support our projects. Don't confuse this with the SQL Scripts, however, the scripts are always the truth. However, because...
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    CTP5 should be out Monday

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    And it's got stuff lots of you have been waiting for - the vast majority of SQL Server 2005 support is now in the project. That means you can import SQL Server 2005 databases into projects, design and build them, and then deploy them. There are some...
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    vacation

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    I'm taking a little time off, be back in early August. In the mean time, get your hands on CTP 4 and post your feedback on the support website!
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    Security

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    So I'm going to be writing an end-to-end security whitepaper about how we deal with security, how to use the product securely, and minimum permissions, etc. should be. If you can think of other topics you'd want to see in such a paper, please email...
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    CTP 4 has been released

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    http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/1/681f2f35-365c-4b47-a1ac-044f9801efb0/TeamDataCTP4.exe is the link. It's mostly the same as CTP3 but higher quality, and a new and improved project system. Please apply it and let me know what you think!
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    Delayed getting back online :-)

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    IE 7 beta decided to wipe all cached credentials on my machine, including my blog account :-) Had to remember where I'd signed up to get back in... Anyway, back from TechEd, phenomenal feedback and buzz at the show. It's great to know the product I...
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    Analysis Services Support

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    There's a thread on our MSDN forum ( http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=457572&SiteID=1 ) about OLAP support. Please jump into that thread or send me mail if you have thoughts on what support for Analysis Services in our database...
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    Whew

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    Delivered my teched session today, I think it went well :-) Mairead O' Donovan did the demos, and did an awesome job! We'll be doing a chalk talk at 4:30 today in the booth areas (I think it's DBA chalktalk area 1). Hope to see some of you there! ...
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    At Teched

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    If any of you are here at TechEd in Boston, find one of us on the Datadude team - we'll be in the booth areas on the exhibit hall and just wandering around attending sessions :-) We've also got several thousand CDs of CTP3 ready to go at the booth...
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    Last work day before TechEd

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    So I'm on the plane tomorrow... brushing up slides & demos today, getting ready to head out. I'll be hanging around the booth, answering questions, and showing folks the great stuff we're working on. I'm also starting to think about finishing up this...
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    Visit our web forums

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    A few of us will also be monitoring these forums and answering your questions about datadude. http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=725&SiteID=1 is the link. We took one more bug last night, hopefully we're done now with...
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    In the home stretch for TechEd

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    We're just about done with CTP3, our teched release of the product. Bashing hard for those last critical bugs (if any) today... We'll fully support SQL Server 2000 projects at TechEd, with the exception of full-text search, and SQL erver 2005 projects...
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    Other DataDude bloggers

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    I did want to mention one other thing - we have other folks from the team blogging as well: Gert Drapers is our Development Manager, he's at http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd Cameron Skinner is our Product Unit Manager, he's at http://blogs.msdn.com/camerons...
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    Busy today bug fixing

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    Tomorrow I hope to add more information about me, why I'm working on the project, and why I'm SUPER excited about being here... but I'm just swamped trying to get bugs fixed to get our CTP out to you... but everyone's working hard to get the product stable...
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    We're official

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    We've officially announced our existence today! The press release is at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-31VSDatabasePR.mspx The technical info is hosted at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/products/dbpro/default...
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