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Free Tickets to the SQL Master Class

Here’s a problem how do you give away 2 tickets to the SQL Server master class with Kimberly Trip  and Paul Randall?  The logical answer is to ask a technical question, but if it’s too hard the winner who answers it won’t get the same benefit from going to the master class.  Of course if it’s too easy like the questions after a TV show I’ll be inundated with answers without the benefit of the revenue from all those premium rate phone calls.

So my cunning plan is to ask you to identify the truth in the following, in the sprit of the Unbelievable Truth on radio 4 (which is a personal favourite):

  1. PHP can’t talk to SQL Server 2008
  2. SQL Server 2008 isn’t supported by Microsoft if you install it on a Vmware or Citrix Xen virtual machine
  3. If you migrate from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 you’ll have to replace all your old DTS packages with integration services.
  4. If you install SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2 you’ll need to add the application server role to windows server first
  5. Kimberley Tripp was on the engineering team that developed the DBCC diagnostic engine in SQL Server

If you are free for the course which is on 17th June at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow,  let me know via a comment or Twitter which of the above is true (1-5) and I’ll send the first 2 a ticket.  If you fancy answering anyway but can’t make it , then I have a couple of  SQL Server 2088 R2 polo shirts I can lay my hands on.

The legal small print is that this is for non-MSFT people in the UK, which should be enough as this is just a bit of fun and I am not giving away super valuable stuff .