Monthly Archives: June 2007

Battlestar Galactica Panel

Here are a couple of interesting videos of panels where some of the cast of BSG takes questions from the electronic press. Part Two is here.

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Beware SQL Injection

Microsoft’s UK site was defaced on June 26 by hackers apparently from Saudi Arabia, using a SQL Injection attack. This comes only a few weeks after another Microsoft web site defacement by SQL Injection attack back in early May. This … Continue reading

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More Fun with Windows Home Server

I decided to rebuild my Windows Home Server (WHS), using an Antec 900 case (which holds six 3.5 inch internal drives and has great cooling). I loaded it up with five 400GB Western Digital SATA 300┬ádrives, and one 200GB Western … Continue reading

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Table Valued Parameters in SQL Server 2008

One great new feature in SQL Server 2008 is Table Valued Parameters (TVP). They allow you to easily solve a common and difficult scenario where you want to insert or update multiple rows in a table without making multiple database … Continue reading

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Free E-Learning on SQL Server 2008 From Microsoft

Microsoft has a free, two-hour course covering some of the new features that will be in SQL Server 2008. This is a nice, easy introduction to the subject. Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008

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Windows Server 2008 June 2007 CTP Available

Microsoft has posted the June 2007 CTP of Windows Server 2008 on Microsoft Connect. This is a newer release than the Beta 3 milestone. Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008

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SQL Server 2005 I/O Capacity Issues

Most large scale SQL Server 2005 deployments sooner or later run into I/O bottlenecks. There are several reasons for this. First, engineers often just think about CPU and RAM when sizing "big" database servers, and second, many DBA’s are not … Continue reading

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