WesleyB's Blog

My long term memory for SQL Server related information.

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    PowerPivot on Lync – small update

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    Just a small heads up that I changed the Lync PowerPivot file to make it scale better.  In order to do so I have removed several unique columns from the import and moved some calculations to the query side instead of the client side. I have placed...
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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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    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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    Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2008

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    It has been almost 2 months so here is CU2 for SQL Server 2008 RTM. This time it will take you to build 1779. Check out the details here .
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    SQL Server Day

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    It was a couple of months ago that the people from the Belgian SQL Server User Group came up with the idea to organize a large event focused on SQL Server 2008. Of course we thought this was a great idea but we also understood that this would not be something...
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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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    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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    Connect

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    I attended a great SQLUG.BE evening last night about SSIS. Thank you for all the effort you put in this guys! When I come in contact with the people that are using our products everyday I hear that they have a lot of good feedback on how we could improve...
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    SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

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    Just a quick notification that the SQL Server 2008 version of this wonderful guide is out. If you are looking at upgrading to SQL Server 2008 this is a must read! Get it here .
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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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    The Holy Trinity: Indexes, Execution Plans and the Optimizer

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    The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing another interesting evening full of technical content. From their website: "This UG-evening will start with an introduction of the basics of index design (the heap,clustered/non clustered indexes and covering...
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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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    PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2

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    Service Pack 2 for PerformancePoint Server 2007 has been released. This means we now have full support for SQL Server 2008! More information here .
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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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    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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    Did my dad influence me?

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    I always love it when I can combine things I really love and in this case I was thinking about music and BI. When Data Explorer was first released on Azure Labs I played around with it a couple of times, but I have to admit at that point I failed to see...
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    SQL Server 2005 SP3 - Beta

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    The first public beta of Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2005 is now available for download . This is obviously for testing purposes only! If you have feedback please feel free to let us know on Connect .
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    Microsoft BI Website

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    We are very proud to announce you the completely redesigned Microsoft BI website. Check it out @ http://www.microsoft.com/bi/ .
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