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Microsoft Drops Support For Itanium after SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft’s Dan Reger has announced that Microsoft will not be supporting the Itanium architecture after Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, and Visual Studio 2010. Mainstream support for Itanium on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries

Here is the script that I used in my Dr. DMV presentation this afternoon at PASS. It is a set of pretty heavily commented queries that are very useful for detecting and diagnosing many common performance issues with SQL Server … Continue reading

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Bob Muglia talks about Katmai

According to, Microsoft’s Bob Muglia talked about the next release of SQL Server (aka "Katmai") being released in 2008 at the keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit 2007 in San Diego. Technorati Tag: SQL Server

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New Toshiba A135-S4447 Laptop

Well, I finally got tired of complaining about my 2002 vintage Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop that I use for teaching, and bought an inexpensive, but decent replacement from Office Depot this past weekend. It is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4447. Office … Continue reading

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T-34/76 Model 1943 Recovered in Estonia in 2000

John sent me these photos of a T-34/76 Model 1943 that was recovered from the bottom of a lake in Estonia back in 2000. It is pretty amazing it was in such good condition after being underwater for 55 years. … Continue reading

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USMC 1979-83 Part Two

When we left off in Part 1, I was a young Private (E-1), serving as a platoon radio operator in 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1/1, in the 1st Marine Division, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  My Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) … Continue reading

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