The April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc405670.aspx.
The April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is available online, offering a host of information about SQL Server 2008. Randy Dyess kicks things off with an overview of what's new in SQL Server 2008. We then dive into changes to security, new data types, and enhancements to data warehouse query performance. Finally, Cherié Warren discusses minimizing blocking in SQL Server (both 2008 and 2005).
The April columns then cover a variety of topics. Greg Steen discusses the Web Capacity Analysis Tool in the Utility Spotlight column, Joseph Davies (a.k.a. The Cable Guy) delves into Troubleshooting NAP Enforcement, and Frank Simorjay shows you how to uncover personally identifiable information (such as credit card numbers) that you may not realize is stored on your computer. Meanwhile, Don Jones shows you how to sign scripts in Windows PowerShell, the Scripting Guys demonstrate some useful queries that let you make changes to a database, and Raymond Chen answers the age old question "Are you sure you want to delete this shared file?"