Category Archives: Microsoft

Win A Free Registration to SQLskills Immersion Event 1

You have until July 6 to enter to win a free seat at the SQLskills Internals and Performance (IE1) training class in Bellevue, WA on August 6 – 10, 2012, sponsored by SQLSentry.  This is really a great chance to … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 SP3 Cumulative Update 5 Released

Microsoft has released two new Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 today. The first one is SQL Server 2008 SP3 CU5, which is Build 10.00.5785.00. There are only four fixes listed in the public fix list. The second Cumulative Update … Continue reading

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Speaking at Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta 2012 on May 19

I will be presenting two sessions at the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta in Denver on May 19, 2012. This is an all-day, free event that is very similar to a SQLSaturday or a CodeCamp. There are a large number of … Continue reading

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The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012

The SQL Server Team Blog is in the midst of posting twelve, short weekly videos that let someone from the SQL Server Product team talk about their favorite features and improvements in SQL Server 2012. These videos go up every … Continue reading

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Second TPC-E Benchmark Result Published For SQL Server 2012

NEC has submitted the second TPC-E OLTP benchmark result for SQL Server 2012, running on an Express5800/A1080a-E system, which is a new record of 4614.22 TpsE. This is for an eight socket system with 2.4GHz Intel Xeon E7-8870 processors, 2048GB … Continue reading

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Microsoft DreamSpark Program

Back in 2008, Microsoft rolled out the DreamSpark program as a means to get Microsoft software design and development tools in the hands of students at no charge. It was initially only for university or college students, but it has … Continue reading

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SQL Server Database Mirroring Tips and Tricks, Part 2

If you ever find yourself having to setup database mirroring between different, untrusted Windows Domains, one of the most common ways to do it involves creating certificates on each instance, creating logins and users for those certificates, and copying the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP3 Cumulative Update 4

Microsoft has also released SQL Server 2008 SP3 Cumulative Update 4. This is Build 10.00.5775.00, and it has ten fixes listed in the public fix list. Remember, this Cumulative Update is only for SQL Server 2008 SP3. It will not … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP2 Cumulative Update 9

Right on schedule, Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 SP2 Cumulative Update 9. This is Build 10.00.4330.00, and it has seven fixes listed in the public fix list. Remember, this Cumulative Update is only for SQL Server 2008 SP2. It … Continue reading

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SQL Server Database Mirroring (Not Dead Yet)

SQL Server Database Mirroring is a high availability and disaster recovery feature that was added to the product with SQL Server 2005, and enabled without a trace flag in SQL Server 2005 SP1. It was enhanced in SQL Server 2008 … Continue reading

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