Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thank you for making SQL Server a success in 2008. I look forward to sharing many more SQL Server related articles with you in the new year.   I hope you enjoy the festive season and have a Happy New Year.   Thank you for visiting this site…. hope you find this site useful for…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been Released

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative update package 9, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. It also includes supportability enhancements and issues that…

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Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 – Technical Reference Guide

Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008,Upgrade,Technical Reference Guide A common request from customers is for information about upgrading from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008. In conjunction with Solid Quality Mentors, Microsoft has published a great technical reference guide covering most upgrade scenarios. At almost 500 pages you better hope it does :). Following is…

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SQL Server 2005 Performance Troubleshooting Resources

Following are links to whitepapers on SQL Server 2005 Best Practices and performance troubleshooting you and your team can utilise to assist you in finding the root cause of the application performance issues.   Whitepapers & Links ·         Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2005 – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/tsprfprb.mspx ·         Troubleshooting SQL Server 2005/2008 Performance and Scalability…

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SQL Server Application and Multi-server Private CTP – Registration

As part of SQL Server “Kilimanjaro”, we have announced baseline investments for application and multi-server management. We are recruiting customers to participate in a private CTP with SQL Server Engineering. Registration for the Private CTP will take place until December 15, 2008 and the 4-5 week Private CTP will begin in mid-January. Microsoft is looking…

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Driving Insight into your data stored on Oracle

Oh no…did I just say the O word, oh well I have to live in real world and accept that there are many different database vendors and it is great to have the competition. But I thought I would share some links I was providing to one of our partners who is assisting a customer…

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Scale Up Up and Away :)

Just in case you have not heard the great news about SQL Server’s scale up capability that was annouced at the WinHEC. Well basically: Upcoming support for more than 64 logical processors, the current limit in Windows and SQL Server. This expanded scale-up capability is planned to be released in SQL Server code named “Kilimanjaro”,…

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FREE: SQL Server 2008 Consolidation Seminar in Sydney and Brisbane next week

Following are details for a free SQL Server 2008 Consolidation Seminar Microsoft and Dimension Data are runnig next week. The places are limited so be quick to register if you are interested in consolidating your existing SQL Server environment: Click here to Register   You’re invited to find out how your organisation can do more…

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Request for Support for a good cause

This year I decided to grow a MO for Movember, and as such this is a request for any support. Following are details:   During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I’m growing a Mo. That’s right I’m bringing the Mo back because I’m passionate about tackling men’s health issues and being proactive in…

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