Monthly Archives: March 2007

Some Useful SQL Server 2005 Stuff

Kimberly Tripp has put together a great list of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 whitepapers here. Microsoft recently released a nice little add-in for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) called SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports, which uses the … Continue reading

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More Information about Nehalem

Tom’s Hardware has another article about Intel’s upcoming Penryn and Nehalem chips. HardOCP has yet another article here. Of course, AMD is crowing that Intel is just copying them by using an integrated memory controller in Nehalem.

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What CPU do I want for my next Database Server?

After I finally got a shiny new Tulsa equipped database server (which showed a 45% improvement over my older Paxville equipped server for my workload), my bosses started teasing me about what I will want next. Well, here is the … Continue reading

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Intel Penryn and Nehalem CPUs

AnandTech has a good article with some advance details of the upcoming Penryn and Nehalem CPU families, based on an interview with Intel’s Pat Gelsinger and Stephen L. Smith. The new chips will have better performance and will use even … Continue reading

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Bob Muglia talks about Katmai

According to, Microsoft’s Bob Muglia talked about the next release of SQL Server (aka "Katmai") being released in 2008 at the keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit 2007 in San Diego. Technorati Tag: SQL Server

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Future of Visual Studio

Courtesy of Mary Jo Foley, we have a link to the German MSDN site that has a roadmap and release schedule for Visual Studio "Orcas" and the next version of the Visual Studio Team System. Microsoft is still planning on … Continue reading

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Avoiding Dynamic Name Resolution in SQL Server 2005

Microsoft’s SQL Programmability & API Development Team Blog has a good post with more evidence that it is very important to owner/schema qualify your object names in queries and stored procedures. The gist of it is that you want to … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica Season Finale

The season finale for the third season of Battlestar Galactica was aired on Sci-Fi last night. Don’t worry, no spoilers here, since I am sure my buddy Warren Wilbee has not watched it yet. I will say that I liked the … Continue reading

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CPU Comparision

Tom’s Hardware has an interesting benchmark comparision of several different CPU families from Intel and AMD, ranging from the old Intel Northwoood P4 to the latest quad-core Intel offering, with all of the processors running at 2.4GHz.

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Alberto Gonzales is a Big Liar

ABC News has a story about the latest "bury the bad news on a Friday afternoon" disclosure by the Justice Department that shows that Alberto Gonzales was involved in a November 27, 2006 meeting where plans on how to go … Continue reading

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