WesleyB's Blog

My long term memory for SQL Server related information.

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    Application and Multi-Server Management Private CTP

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    For those of you who did not get the chance to attend PASS, there was a great announcement around "Application & Multi-Server Management". This will take the management and deployment of your databases to a whole new level! The key themes for this...
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    SQL Server 2008 RTM

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we have all been waiting for (well us SQL Server geeks at least). SQL Server 2008 RTM is available for download on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx . Finally some of the exciting...
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    A SQL Server geek's dream

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    I am in Seattle this week for an internal event and got the chance to visit the SQL Server building @ Microsoft. As a real SQL Server geek I had to take this picture. My colleagues were all laughing with me but what the heck :-)
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    Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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    Time to take SQL Server 2005 SP3 to build 9.00.4211 with this new CU2 for SP3. More information here . For those of you who are still on SP2 there is a cumulative update package which takes you to build 9.00.3315. More information here .
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    Next UG-evening on Thu, March 19th: MDX From Zero To Hero

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    The next SQLUG evening will take place in our Microsoft Belux offices. So please feel free to drop by and ask your nasty questions or just have a chat with me ;-) From their website: MDX, from zero to hero. This session is brought to you by Franky Leeuwerck...
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    Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008

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    Just like we did with SQL Server 2005 we will be releasing cumulative update packages on regular intervals for SQL Server 2008 too. This package contains all of the SQL Server 2008 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release. This first...
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    SQL Server Day 2009

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    The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing the second SQL Server Day on the 3rd of December. Last year about 200 people gathered for this event and of course we hope to have even more this year! Please visit http://www.sqlserverday.be for more information...
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    SAP on SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008

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    We are very proud to announce that SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 are now officially a supported solution for SAP. More information can be found in this press release . Some quick facts from our SAP portal site: Over 65,000 SAP...
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    PowerPivotFAQ

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    One of my colleagues, Rob Collie, has created a new FAQ for PowerPivot @ http://powerpivotfaq.com/ . We will try to answer as much of the questions on PowerPivot as possible. This can only be achieved because of the great volunteers who moderate this...
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    SQL Server 2008 RC0

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    The moment we have all been waiting for the last couple of weeks, SQL Server 2008 RC0 is out there! For the time being it is only available as a subscriber download, so a little patience will be required if you do not have a Technet/MSDN subscription...
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    The Data Loading Performance Guide

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    SQL Server has been gaining a lot of credibility in the data warehousing market the last couple of years. With that the challenge arises more and more to load massive amounts of data in SQL Server. Obviously this is a matter of good hardware in combination...
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    What happens when I update my partitioning key?

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    This is a question someone asked me yesterday and if you think about it, this is really a good question. The partitioning function defines on which partition the row will be mapped based on the partitioning column value. Imagine that you have a table...
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    Best Practices using Policy Based Management

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    Another fine addition to SQL Server 2008 is Policy Based Management. This new feature allows you to enforce (or check) policies on your database servers which is a bit comparable to the well known Group Policies in Windows. The list of things you can...
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    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online - January 2009 Update

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    Another update to the Books Online for SQL Server 2008 has been posted. Get it here . Is it just me or is SQL Server a very well documented product? What is your experience with other products?
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    Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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    We know this is a bit unusual but we have released the first cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 SP3 too, this time it will take you to build 9.00.4207. This CU contains the fixes that are in CU10 & CU11 for Service Pack 2. More information...
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    Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008

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    Again another 2 months have passed since the last CU for SQL Server 2008 was released. We all know that means the new CU has arrived, this time it will take you to build 10.00.1787. More information here . PS. Sorry for the delay in posting but...
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    TechDays 2011: Early Bird Pricing Extended Until 28 February 2011

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      Register now with extended Early Bird pricing Discover new technologies and increase your knowledge about current technologies on April 26, 27 and 28 at Metropolis, Antwerp. Do you want to attend at a discounted price? We have good news for you...
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    Marketer of the Year

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    I am doing a type of post I usually don’t really do.  My blog is devoted to technical information but I really wanted to make an exception this time, because I think it is worth it. David Merzel is one of my colleagues, he is the country manager...
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    SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 - CTP

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    We are very pleased to announce the first CTP of Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008. Apart from all the fixes we also made a couple investments that you will appreciate. The change that will make many of you very happy is that we now allow slipstreaming...
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    SQL Server 2008 RC0 for everyone

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    As of yesterday we have decided to release RC0 as a public download. Everyone start firing up your virtual machines or test servers because here it is! Please make sure you check the "What's New" section in the Books Online. Play around with it, test...
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    Twitter for the SQL Server professional

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    Twitter as it is described on their website: "Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now." If you want to know more about Twitter check out http://twitter.com...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Database Edition GDR

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    Gert Drapers has announced the June CTP of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Database Edition GDR which has - among many other improvements - support for SQL Server 2008. Apart from the SQL Server 2008 support, other additions certainly worth mentioning...
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    First Microsoft Demo Day (June 2nd 2010) will keep its promise of offering a thrilling experience

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    Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg proudly announces its first Microsoft Demo Day . Please join us on Wednesday, 2 nd of June, 2010 at Microsoft Belux for a day packed with exclusive demo sessions on a wealth of Microsoft offerings. Forget about lengthy...
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    SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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    The service pack many people have been waiting for has been released. Now I need to remember another build number (9.00.4035) ;-) Get it here . For those of you who are still on SP2, we also released CU11 for SQL Server 2005 SP2 which will take you...
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    Report Builder 2.0 RC1

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    With the SQL Server 2008 preview releases there was a new tool called Report Builder for your end-user reporting experience. As you probably know this tool was later moved to the Feature Pack and is released seperately. If you are looking for more information...
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