Monthly Archives: July 2007

Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (Beta 3)

Microsoft has released a training kit for developers that shows them how to build an application that takes advantage of some of the new features in Windows Server 2008. As Microsoft puts it: The Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit … Continue reading

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Some Nice Keyboards from Microsoft

Microsoft will soon have the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 (in September), and I have already seen the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 at Best Buy. Both of these are Bluetooth wireless, with a rechargeable, laser mouse, and some neat Vista specific features. … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server has RTM’ed

Microsoft has announced that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing. I have been playing with the RC version for about one month, and I really like it.   Technorati Tags: Windows Home Server

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Bad News for AMD

AnandTech has a nice review/comparison of the new 1333MHz FSB CPUs from Intel (the Exx50 family, i.e. E6550, E6750, E6850, and QX6850) vs. all the best comparable AMD processors. The news is not pretty for AMD, especially after Intel puts … Continue reading

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Launch Date vs. RTM Date

Microsoft’s marketing folks generated a lot of excitement and confusion this week at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, when they announced that Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008 would all be "launched" on Feb 27, … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Rico Mariani Gets Promoted

Microsoft .NET Performance Guru, Rico Mariani has been promoted to be the Chief Architect of Visual Studio, which is very well deserved in my humble opinion. Congratulations, Rico!

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More MERGE Examples in SQL Server 2008

Here are a couple more examples of how to use the new MERGE statement in SQL Server 2008. The first example shows how people have used "Upserts" in the past, along with a replacement MERGE statement stored procedure. The second … Continue reading

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Avoiding and Recovering From Accidental Data Deletion

People make mistakes, since they are only human. Sooner or later, everyone will do something like forget or mess up a WHERE clause, when running an ad-hoc  DELETE or UPDATE query in a Production environment. Rather than seeing "1 row … Continue reading

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Microsoft Triple Play on Feb 27, 2008

According to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft announced today at their World-Wide Partner Conference in Denver, that they will launch Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008 together on February 27, 2008. Word is that they are still on … Continue reading

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Microsoft How-Do-I Video Series

Microsoft has released a series of short instructional videos that show how to do specific tasks with various Microsoft tools and technologies. · ASP.Net videos · ASP.Net AJAX videos · Devices videos · Expression videos · Extensibility videos · Office/VSTO … Continue reading

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