Monthly Archives: October 2008

Index Options In SQL Server 2008

I had a question from one of my students in my MCIS-4423 class at University College at Denver University about the various index options that you can choose when you create a relational index.  Using the SQL Server Management Studio … Continue reading

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RAID 0 Benchmarks For Intel X-25M SSD Drives

HotHardWare has benchmark results up for Intel’s new mainstream X-25M MLC SSD in a RAID 0 configuration. RAID 0 is just striping with no parity, which is dangerous but very fast. It is very popular among gaming enthusiasts, since it … Continue reading

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Intel Ships 32GB Enterprise-Class Solid State Drives

Intel is now shipping the 32GB version of the X-25E single-level cell (SLC) solid state drives (SSD) for $695 each. The 64 GB version is supposed to ship in the first quarter of 2009. I have seen benchmarks on the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces Silverlight 2.0 Final Release

Microsoft has announced that the RTM release of Silverlight 2.0 will be available for download on October 14. I think this is pretty neat. I know that our Online devs at NewsGator are very excited about using Silverlight 2.0.

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SQL Server vNext To Ship in Mid-2010?

All About Microsoft’s Mary-Jo Foley has a post up with some details about the next version of Microsoft SQL Server.  Microsoft has a press release that went out yesterday to coincide with their second annual BI Conference in Seattle, that … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Books Online Update (August 2008)

Microsoft has released an updated version of Books Online (BOL) for SQL Server 2008. You can get it here. Microsoft also has a new SQL Server 2008 Experience site that has quite a bit of useful information and resources available. … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Native Backup Compression

One of the more valuable new features in SQL Server 2008 is native backup compression. This allows SQL server to compress both full and transaction log backups, thereby saving both disk space and disk I/O during the backup (at the … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Roadshow in Denver on November 6

Microsoft is putting on a SQL Server 2008 Roadshow event in Denver, on November 6, 2008.  It is a free, half-day event.  They will be giving out the obligatory SQL Server 2008 t-shirts and a one year license for SQL … Continue reading

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