November, 2005

  • Launch 2005 - High Availability Podcast

    Here is the third of the Launch 2005 audio recordings. This was recorded live on November 22nd as part of the Launch 2005 activities in Vancouver. If you were not able to attend the Architecting for High Availability Session, download the mp3 version...
  • Launch 2005 - Managing and Monitoring SQL Server 2005 Podcast

    Here is the second of the Launch 2005 audio recordings. This was recorded live on November 17th as part of the Launch 2005 activities in Victoria. If you were not able to attend the Managing and Monitoring SQL Server 2005 Session, download the mp3...
  • Launch 2005 - Business Intelligence Podcast

    Here is the first of the Launch 2005 audio recordings. This was recorded live on November 8th as part of the Launch 2005 activities in Toronto. If you were not able to attend the Delivering Business Intelligence Session, download the mp3 version to...
  • Standardize on the Office Open XML document format

    Today we announced that we are putting forward the Office Open XML document format to Ecma with the intention of making the formats an ISO standard. The official press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2005/nov05/11-21Ecma.mspx ...
  • On Tour with SQL Server 2005

    It's about 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon and I'm sitting in my hotel room in Vancouver overlooking a very foggy harbour. We've completed four of the ten cities on this cross Canada tour. So far, we have been to Toronto , Ottawa , Edmonton , and Victoria...
  • Rock the Launch

    Let the fun begin. As Mark posted earlier today , the Launch activities are underway. I have posted a few behind the scenes and setup photos to the flickr group ( rss ), and hope to post more as the day unfolds. Remember, get spotted wearing...
  • Are you ready to launch...

    Well, we're into the final few days before the first event on the SQL/Visual Studio Launch tour. Mark Relph has been busy blogging and has a couple of posts you should really read: Sneak Peak at the software (Yes we are giving away software)...