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There was some discussion about SQL Server 2008 at the KC .NET user group meeting last night and I involuntarily winced at the thought of another upgrade because we just finished an intensive migration process a few months ago. In hindsight, the migration went fairly smoothly but it was definitely not a trivial process, nor was it something that I would want to repeat any time soon. It definitely requires some advanced planning and organized regression testing. I thought I would jot down a few lessons ...
Well, it has been quite some time since I blogged anything or had any spare time BUT I have been inspired for at least the moment. I just returned from TechEd 2007 in Orlando and I must say that it again was well worth the time, effort and price. As always there, I never had less than 10 sessions I wanted to see for every time slot and I do not believe I was disappointed with any that I attended. I would list a few of the best but it would take me hours to create the list! So, the hot topics for ...
I finally have some free time tonight from all of the activities at Tech·Ed 2007, so I wanted to take some time to summarize what I've seen and done so far. To start with, I was able to get a front-row seat for the Keynote on Monday morning. The keynote started out with a short "movie" showing Bob Muglia going back in time with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as "Doc" Brown from the "Back to the Future" movies. The theme to the video was to try and show how Microsoft has sometimes fallen short ...
Quoted from Ms white paper: SQL Server 2008 capabilities deliver on the four key areas of the data platform vision. · Mission-Critical Platform – SQL Server 2008 enables IT groups to be more productive by providing a more secure, scalable, and manageable platform. It includes a new policy-based management framework that shifts from managing by scripts to managing by rules. SQL Server 2008 also protects valuable information in existing applications and disconnected devices. In addition, SQL Server ...
Yeah, the new release of SQL Server shipped it's first public CTP already. To download the bits you need to register with the Microsoft SQL server 2008 CTP Program on Microsoft Connect, then go to the CTP main page, and watch for the links at the right bar (If you plan to share the links beware that they will give "Page Not Found" error to any one who's not in the CTP MS connect program). More links to check out: CTP Main Page CTP @ Microsoft Connect CTP Overview Whitepaper CTP Samples (At Codeplex ...
I got the following email from fellow MVP Greg Linwood on behalf of the Melbourne SQL Server User Group this morning which was taken from a posting by Ed Lehman from Microsoft in the private MVP newsgroup. I have not read any other feeds yet, but I imagine this news will be all over the web today. There will probably be a flood of information on Katmai, now that a release is publicly available. Enjoy! E D L E H M A N'S P O S T I N G This coming Monday, June 4, we will release the June CTP of Katmai. ...