Monthly Archives: October 2009

Suggested Max Memory Settings for SQL Server 2005/2008

It is pretty important to make sure you set the Max Server memory setting for SQL Server 2005/2008 to something besides the default setting (which allows SQL Server to use as much memory as it wants, subject to signals from … Continue reading

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Special Events at PASS Summit

Besides giving two Community Session presentations (here and here), next week, I will be involved in the Birds of a Feather (BOF) Lunch on Tuesday, November 3 at 11:30AM and the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Book Launch and Signing … Continue reading

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PASS Summit Birds of a Feather Lunch

Mike Walsh, who is a PASS volunteer, has done a nice job organizing the PASS Summit Birds of a Feather Lunch, on Tuesday, November 3 at the PASS Summit in Seattle. You might be wondering what this is. In Mike’s … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 CU6 Released

Microsoft released Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2005 SP3 yesterday (and the KB link is working today). This is Build 4266. There are over twenty fixes included in the CU, including a couple for database mirroring. All of the … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 And SQL Server 2008 R2

Lots of interesting news and announcements coming out of the SharePoint 2009 Conference that started today in Las Vegas. Microsoft’s Jie Lie has a good post up describing the technical requirements for SharePoint 2010, which include requiring x64 Windows Server … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Available On MSDN Subscribers

Mary Jo Foley posted about Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 being available on the MSDN Subscriber’s site today, so I popped over to check, and sure enough it was there, relatively early in the day.  She claims that it is … Continue reading

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More SQL Server 2008 Book Involvement

Last night, I received my hard-copy of Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring from APress. This book has a lot of useful information and code to help you easily create and monitor database mirrors in SQL Server 2008. I was the … Continue reading

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