Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Mojave Experiment

Microsoft has a new marketing campaign called “the Mojave Experiment”, where they bring in average computer users to see a preview of a new Microsoft operating system called Mojave.  It is in a focus group situation, complete with hidden cameras … Continue reading

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Missing Index Warning In SQL Server 2008 SSMS RC0

A nice new feature in the RC0 build of SQL Server 2008 is what I call the "missing index warning" that shows up when you have the graphical execution plan turned on in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), as you … Continue reading

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Good Press For SQL Server 2008

PC World has a very favorable review of SQL Server 2008 published on July 17.  I was quoted in a short piece at SearchDataBackup.com.  All indications are that Microsoft will easily meet their Q3 schedule for the RTM of Katmai … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Information Queries For SQL Server Server 2005/2008

Below is a small collection of queries that can be used to gather a wealth of very useful information about a SQL Server 2005/2008 instance, and about any specific database on that instance.  These queries will tell you the exact … Continue reading

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July 17 Meeting At Denver SQL Server User’s Group

This Thursday is is the July meeting for the Denver SQL Server User’s Group at the Microsoft office in the Tech Center.   Janis Griffin is giving a presentation on Wait-Time Based SQL Server Performance Management, which should be very interesting.  … Continue reading

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NetNewsWire on the iPhone

There has been lots of coverage already about NewsGator’s release of a special version of NetNewsWire for the iPhone. ArsTechnica has it here. Mashable covers it here. Our own Greg Reinacker blogs about it here.  It looks like another great … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 To RTM in August?

That is what Mary Jo Foley says right here. Microsoft’s Bob Kelly made that announcement at the Worldwide Partner Conference on July 9. The "official" schedule for the RTM of SQL Server 2008 is still Q3 2008 (which many people … Continue reading

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