SQL Server 2005 Post SP2 Cumulative Update 5 is released

Today the Fifth Cumulative Update (CU) for SQL Server 2005 SP2 released.   This CU is not released as a public download but can be requested through Microsoft Support or submit an online request form here. Following is the link to the KB article:   路         Public KB Article  


One good reason to download and install November CTP of Katmai (especially lazy coders like me :))

and………this reason is the intelli sense capability over writing TSQL code, and yes it does work against your SQL Server 2005 database as well. So start using the SQL Server Management Studio from the November 2007 CTP of Katmai. As soon as you start typing TSQL code, for example select @@…a drop down with all…


More Goodies on SQL Server 2008

New Virtual Labs, Webcasts and Podcasts for SQL Server 2008 are available at the below link: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2008.aspx?tab=overview  Virtual Labs TechNet Virtual Lab: Administering Servers by Using Declarative Management Framework (DMF) Policies   TechNet Virtual Lab: Authoring Reports Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services   TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server…


SQL Server 2008 November CTP has released!!!

Here is a direct link to the download on the Download Center. Yes, we have installers and media ISOs available. Along with x86, x64, and IA64 releases, we are also happy to present an Express version!Start testing your application with SQL Server 2008 now 馃檪


Finally Got around to something about SQL Server 2008

I had a chance to attend a talk by Senior SQL Server PM about SQL Server 2008, and following were some of the key takeaways:  The key tenants in SQL Server 2008 are: Trusted – provide mechanisms to secure data (such as database encryption), ensure business cotinuity (through improvements in mirroring, clustering), predictable response (through…


SQL Server 2005 Post SP2 Cumulative Updates

The latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 post SP2 is: KB 939537 – Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939537/en-us And for a regularly updated list of all the fixes for SQL Server 2005 can be found at: KB  937137 – The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released…


Something not quite SQL Related

Yesterday evening I attended the Sydney SQL Server SIG and at this meeting we had a special guest speaker from the USA – Mr Stephen Few. He presented about business intelligence from a data visualisation perspective. He talked about how BI solutions can go to total waste if the end reports are not easily communicating…


Great Resource for SQL Server Related Information

While surfing the web (as you do) I came across the following new site (at least I never visited it before). It is:  http://www.sqlcommunity.com Seems to have some good material on it, so the next time you are looking for something regarding SQL Server check out the above site as well.  Happy SQLing Shashank


Windows Server 2008 Rockin

Okay okay I know this is not related to SQL Server, however I believe as SQL Server sits on top of WIndows Server, it is always good to know what is happening in the Windows world. In addition I am just using this entry to plug my brother’s Amit Pawar – video on Windows Server…


Pre-req for SQL Server Clustering Installation

Here is a list of services that needs to be running on ALL Cluster  Nodes prior to installing SQL Server on a Windows Cluster.   On the server or if clustered on all nodes stop the services again except for: 路         Alerter 路         Cluster Service 路         Computer Browser 路         Cryptographic Services 路         DHCP Client (…