Category Archives: Microsoft

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 for general availability. SQL Server 2012 SP1 includes all of the fixes from SQL Server 2012 RTM CU1 and CU2, but not the fixes from CU3 and CU4. That is pretty … Continue reading

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Day One Key Note at PASS 2012 Summit

This is the 14th PASS Summit, and there are nearly 4000 attendees from 57 countries. There are 127K members in PASS now. Those figures are really pretty amazing, showing very good growth over the past several years. SQL PASS President, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface RT Review

Last Friday, pretty much on impulse, I decided to go to the Microsoft Store in the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colorado at 8AM to see what kind of line they had for the new Microsoft Surface RT. This … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 4

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 4, which is build 11.00.2383.0. By my count, there are 25 fixes in the public fix list for this cumulative update. The first four cumulative updates for SQL Server 2012 have … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3, which is Build 11.00.2332. There are 36 fixes (by my count) in the public fix list.  Since SQL Server 2012 RTM is still fairly new, there are still quite a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Speaking Events

I will be the inaugural speaker for the Northern Colorado Database Professionals on September 17, in Loveland, CO. I will be presenting a preview version of my PASS Summit 2012 session about how to migrate to SQL Server 2012. The … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 1

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 1, which is Build 10.50.4260.0. This CU has 35 fixes listed in the public fix list. This CU should get the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 branch aligned … Continue reading

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Two New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008

On July 17, Microsoft released two new Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008. The first cumulative update is SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU11, which is Build 10.00.4333. There are two fixes listed in the public fix list. The second cumulative … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2, which is Build 10.50.4000. It includes the fixes up through SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 CU5. If you have already installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU6 or CU7, … Continue reading

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Where to Buy a New Laptop

Let’s say that you are in the market to buy a new laptop or ultra book to replace that old clunker that you have been suffering with. You want to be able to check out a number of different brands … Continue reading

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