Monthly Archives: September 2008

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

Microsoft put out a press release today with a little bit of information about the next version of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. This link has a little more detail, along with some screen shots of Visual Studio 2010. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1

If you are running Virtual PC 2007, (which is a great tool for development and testing), you should get Service Pack 1 installed. You can download Virtual PC 2007 SP1 here. Just in case you are not sure which version … Continue reading

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Funny Dachshund Commercials

  As some of you know, I live with two miniature dachshunds, Ruby and Roxy. Ruby is the red one and Roxy is the black and tan one. Anyway, I am a sucker for TV commercials that feature dachshunds. This … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update 1 For SQL Server 2008

I was a little surprised and happy to see that Microsoft just released CU1 for SQL Server 2008 today.  Microsoft has tried to stick to a regular release schedule of every eight weeks for cumulative updates (CU) for SQL Server … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Builds

Microsoft has a couple of KB articles up listing the builds of SQL Server 2008 that were released after RTM, and the builds of SQL Server 2005 that were released after SQL Server 2005 SP2 was released. It is interesting … Continue reading

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Database Server Specification And Configuration 101

Besides my day job as a Database Architect at NewsGator Technologies, I also teach classes at University of Denver- University College, which I have been doing since 2000.  The fall quarter started last week, and I am pretty busy teaching … Continue reading

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Intel Releases Six-Core Dunnington CPU

MaximumPC has a short write-up covering the official release of the Intel Xeon 7400 series, aka “Dunnington” six-core CPU. Internet News has a little more detailed coverage here. Dell already is listing the X7460 CPU as an option for their … Continue reading

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Top 125 Blogs For Software Development Managers

Jurgen Appelo has put together a top 100 list (that actually has 125 entries) of the best, active blogs having to do with software development. There are quite a few blogs on this list that I read or am at … Continue reading

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Intel Changes the Game Again

Intel has a new line of (Solid State Disk) SSD devices, starting with the Intel X25-M MLC device reviewed by AnandTech here. This is a laptop drive, in both 1.8” and 2.5” form factors that comes in 80GB and 160GB … Continue reading

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New Versions of SQL Server 2008 Express

Microsoft recently posted two new versions of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. One is called SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services, which includes a basic version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Integrated Full-Text Search  (iFTS), and the ability … Continue reading

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