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IT Heroes! Stories from the Trenches

Today marks one of the most anticipated product launches in Microsoft history. Today we launch SQL 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 and revolutionize the database world and the developer world.

In keeping with that theme here is a 20 minute interview with Bill Zack, one of the co-authors of Programming SQL 2005 due out from MS Press early 2006. We spend the first five minutes discussing Bill's many other projects including his software architects User Group in Manhattan and get into a discussion of SQL 2005 at about the 4:45 mark. Update and point of clarification: This interview was recorded about 45 days prior to launch and includes mention of database mirroring. This feature, though included in SQL 2005 RTM, is not currently supported by Microsoft Product Support Services. See;en-us;907741 .

This interview is the first (or at least the first published) in a new internet radio show IT Heroes: Stories from the Trenches, these are the real stories of men and women in IT making a difference everyday. We talk with authors, innovators and implementers about emerging technologies, troubleshooting and remediation of common infrastructure issues and charitable contributions in the community.  We seek to educate and provide a forum for open discussion of the many uses for and specific ways in which people are everyday exploiting technology to create opportunities for themselves and others.

Though I am hosting the show getting it together was a real team effort. I want to particularly thank Keith Combs, without whom this interview would still be sitting on a file server. Also, Joe Stagner, Matt Hester, Steve Alley and Stacey Copeland for their insight and support.

New episodes will posted here at my blog each Monday before noon EST. I hope you'll join us.


Stream the Bill Zack Interview now!

Comments (5)

  1. Kevin Remde says:

    It’s a beautiful thing, MJ! Nice work!

    Hey… let’s figure out a way to have me SING in blues style that disclaimer over the intro music. That would be much cooler. 🙂


  2. Yes! Let’s get you in the studio!


  3. Jason N. Gaylord says:

    Cool! I look forward to hearing the others coming up.


  4. Rao Setty says:

    Hi Murphy,

    This is Rao Setty from Buffalo NY. I hope you remember me from TechNet @ Buffalo on 11/10/05. I told you I’m going to post some questions regarding SQL Server 2005 since there is limited time available and you suggested me to post in the blog.

    My questions are is SQL Server 2005 is "Yukon" , if so I heard that I supports RAW filed systems as ours is a complex SAN environment with other RDBMS, it is easy for me to administer database devices over SAN with RAW files as opposed to NTFS. Also I had other questions regarding SQL cluster. Is other services like DTC, Analysis Services, Microsoft Text Search are cluster aware as we are facing issues related to these in our current SQL 2000 environment. Is there any WP’s or Tech docs available on line could you direct them to me.


    Rao Setty

    Buffalo NY.

  5. Rao,

    Certainly, I remeber our coversation. Let me start by directing you to the main page for SQL 2005 white papers and other important links

    Also, my blog posting from November 4th includes usfull links courtesy of .

    I’m going to start with that then do some more detaile dresearch on your specfic questions. Feel free to post your own thoughts and findings here as well. Thanks.

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