WesleyB's Blog

My long term memory for SQL Server related information.

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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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    Some I/O improvements in Windows Server 2008

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    I already posted this on my previous blog but the question comes up so often I decided to do a repost. Windows Server 2008 offers a lot of new features that are very visible like Internet Information Server 7.0, a whole new virtualization model, Server...
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    SQLUG.BE Event: An evening on SSIS - 25th of September 2008

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    The SQLUG.BE is proud to present the next event: an evening on SQL Server Integration Services. Agenda: Session 1: what's new in SSIS 2008 by Nico Verheire A word about our speaker: Nico Verheire is a Business Intelligence Consultant for RealDolmen...
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    Policy Based Management coolness

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    As you all know PBM is one of my favorite features in SQL Server 2008. It is an extremely powerful feature and to make it powerful we need an extensive list of properties to check. If you look at the number of facets and properties for those facets 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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    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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    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

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    In case you did not notice yet, Hyper-V has RTM'ed!!! More information can be found here and look here for more information about the performance of Hyper-V. Did you know we are running lots of websites on Hyper-V already?
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    SQLRSS Community Application

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    This open source project (on CodePlex ) shows how to use different technologies to display table changes as an RSS/Atom feed. It uses the new Change Tracking feature in SQL Server 2008 together with WCF and LINQ to XML. Check out the homepage and if...
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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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    Data Collector in SQL Server 2008

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    One of the great enhancements in Manageability is certainly the "Data Collector" in SQL Server 2008. With the Data Collector you have the ability to capture performance metrics of your SQL Server(s) in a centralized way. Not only does it capture performance...
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    Cumulative update package 8 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

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    As already announced here , the CU8 package for SQL Server 2005 SP2 has been released. Do not forget about the self service hotfixes - more information here .
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    Velocity CTP1

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    For those of you who do not know what Velocitty is, the description from the download site: " “Velocity” is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable, available, and high-performance applications. Using “Velocity,”...
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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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    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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    PerformancePoint Server SP1 is available!

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    The guys from the PerformancePoint blog have announced the availability of PPS SP1! I am not going to duplicate the whole "What's New?" section so you will have to read it here . There is support for Windows Server 2008 and you can use SQL Server 2008...
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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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    SQL Server Logo

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    Many of you probably did not notice but SQL Server is the proud owner of it's own logo now! If you have any comments on this new logo please feel free to share them with us. *EDIT* And here is the official announcement which will...
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    New Challenge

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    I have decided to take on a new challenge and join Microsoft Belux. My new role is "Technology Solution Professional" for the Data Platform and I will be "replacing" Gunther Beersaerts at the Belux level. So please bear with me in my new challenge and...
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